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Visual WebGui web applications framework 6.4 beta 1 released w/ jQuery integration

The new Visual WebGui Web Applications Framework version which was released today offers upgraded performance, scalability and complete developer and designer freedom to design and customize Web 2.0 UIs. Visual WebGui 6.4 beta 1 incorporates about 1,000 complete features either added or fixed from 6.3, including increased customizability with the new control level designer, theme designer and jQuery integration. The new version also includes 4 out-of-the-box skins for simple personalization of the UI look and feel. The new version improves WinForms compatibility and provides a much comprehensive set of events with upgrades to the DataGrid and ListView.

6.4 also presents runtime enhancements with improved performance, memory consumption and CPU usage as well as scalability. The improvement in 6.4 reaches the compatibility areas with greater browser support which covers almost the entire spectrum of prominent browsers in the market.

Visual WebGui SDK with integration into Visual Studio 2010 will be available by the time that a 6.4 release version is out.

As announced before a revised documentation and a new task oriented kit will be soon available for Visual WebGui developers. The kit which will demonstrate all of Visual WebGui's controls, features and concepts will allow a quick live view of all of the platform's components as well as a deep dive for more advanced developers in their work.

Free beta downloads are available here.

SharePoint Conference 2009

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This week I have been at the SharePoint 2009 Conference in Las Vegas. The highlight of the conference so far was the keynote on Monday.

The keynote featured Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO and focused on SharePoint 2010. Ballmer went through all of the new features of SharePoint 2010 and announced the release date of the public beta. The public beta will be released in November and the final version is scheduled for release in early 2010.

The new features of SharePoint include easier to use development tools, debugging and profiling features inside of SharePoint and easier implementation of Internet sites. The development tools are built into Visual Studio 2010 and allow for things such as starting templates for Web Parts. This reduces the amount of hand written code to start creating a Web Part.

According to Ballmer there are quite a few Internet sites that are already using SharePoint by companies such as Ferrari, Volvo and EA. SharePoint 2010 will make it much easier for more companies to do the same (without as many issues as the before mentioned companies had in implementing).

The look and feel of the new SharePoint looks a lot more like the newer versions of Office. In fact with the new version of Office connects to SharePoint, so users will be able to do quite a bit of the work that they would do in SharePoint through the Office 2010 application that they would like.

Microsoft is also releasing a service called SharePoint online. This service is running a SharePoint service in the Cloud. Because of this you get the advantage of having Microsoft keeping the servers up and the SharePoint patched, but you do lose some administrative privileges. It is also possible to have a portion of your SharePoint running in the Cloud and the rest running on-premise.

Microsoft sees SharePoint as almost a type of Operating System, so it will be interesting to see what the future of SharePoint holds.

Visual WebGui 6.3.11 & 6.4 Preview Released

Visual WebGui version 6.3.11 released after the R&D team had a major breakthrough with a designer issue.

In addition, Visual WebGui 6.4 Preview 4 was released. This version presents an important progress as Preview 4 is the last Preview version of the 6.4 version. Visual WebGui 6.4 allows to take advantage of incredibly fast application development without sacrificing the essential flexibility and customization of designing from scratch.

"The Visual WebGui 6.4 preview version is another step towards simplifying and commoditizing complex Ajax web development . The ease of developing with Visual WebGui combined with the new efficient interface between developers and designers gives Visual WebGui an unparalleled advantage over other RIA development platforms. The market loves our solution and rewards us in its download and adoption rate," said Navot Peled, CEO and founder of Gizmox.

The release version of 6.4 is expected before the end of 2009.

Download Free Preview:
http://www.visualwebgui.com/tabid/639/Default.aspx

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A new Social Networking blogging concept created with Visual WebGui

MyTimelineOnline is a unique blogging website featuring advanced controls that allows users to document their life, or the life of a loved one and to share their collective experiences within their social network and with the world. MyTimelineOnline features a control originally designed by MIT and converted to .NET by Rob Chartier. The timeline view allows users to quickly navigate several years' worth of postings to explore what events occurred in their own life or the lives of others.

The site was developed by a single individual and originally technologies such as Telerik were considered and discarded due to the complexity and cost. As a result, the entire site was rewritten by a single part time developer in Visual WebGui which provided a significant increase in the usability of the site as well as the visual style. Visual WebGui was chosen since it was extremely easy to use & develop with and it also allowed rewriting pages written in other Ajax solutions very quickly. Additionally, Visual WebGui allowed focusing on usability since the Visual WebGui themes took care of the rest.

Prior to upgrading the site to Visual WebGui the user experience was lacking, including repeating unnecessary page refreshes. "With VWG I was able to create a fully ajax’ed site quickly without worrying about the typical issues," founder John Ruf.

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Gizmox’s Visual WebGui becomes a Microsoft Cloud Computing Enabler

Visual WebGui is announcing that its rich Internet application platform can now enables customers to build and deploy applications to Microsoft’s cloud computing environment, Windows Azure. Gizmox will demonstrate to customers and partners an extremely fast and low-cost method to port line of business (LOB) applications to the cloud using the Visual WebGui Cloud platform, at the WPC in New Orleans this week.

There is more information about the Visual WebGui platform as a cloud solution in the official press release. Click here.

Visual WebGui 6.3.8a was released today

Visual WebGui 6.3.8a was released today as a fix to the following v6.3.8 issues:

VWG-5087 - IE-Button: The right-side border should be rendered in the correct position
VWG-4256 - Button with 21x21 image should not crop image with button size of 25x25
VWG-5091 - OpenFileDialog non-Flash should not throw JS error (while calling parent.Upload_CloseWindow())
VWG-5092 - OpenFileDialog non-Flash should not hang when OK button pressed
VWG-5093 - OpenFileDialog in Flash mode should not throw JS error while Obscuring active
VWG-5090 - OpenFileDialog non-Flash should show frames around the buttons

Click here to download all 6.3.8a versions...

A Visual WebGui Azure Cloud Enabler @ WPC09

Gizmox's Visual WebGui Web & Cloud platform will be presented at Microsoft's WPC in New Orleans between July 13 to July 16 within the Windows Azure booth. Visual WebGui can now enable the development & migration of applications to Microsoft's Cloud computing environment - Windows Azure.

Visual WebGui’s virtualization technology also dramatically reduces customers’ cloud bandwidth and CPU usage, offering a more cost effective runtime environment for native Azure applications.

Brockmann: "Creating Rich Web Applications Gets a Ton Easier"

This is an analysis that was written by Peter Brockmann, President of Brockmann & Company, a high tech marketing consulting company which is featured on the company's website.

"Faster development of a rich media experience for web applications that are secure in operation has been a particularly elusive goal for many enterprise application developers since the debate about thin client and thick clients a decade ago. Until now.

...Visual WebGui brings the ultimate simplicity to the .NET development framework through an enterprise SDK that plugs into popular development tools such as Windows Forms... The runtime server product acts as a web interface to the application and supports DHTML, Silverlight and other presentation standards.

...There should be no doubt that with the interest in cloud computing services and user preferences for rich media applications running on a wider variety of platforms will only exacerbate the concerns about security of enterprise data and the cost of multiple device support which plays well to the Visual WebGui advantage in the marketplace."

Brockmann and Company researches the business user experience and writes about the business impact of communications technologies.

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Visual WebGui v6.3.8 Released

Visual WebGui Web & Cloud platform version 6.3.8 was released today.

This is a further stabilization of 6.3.x that includes some resolved button behavior issues, as well as features such as Flash 10 uploading compatibility and the ability to configure a virtual directory.

The full v6.3.8 change log can be found here.

Visual WebGui 6.3.8 downloads...

Visual WebGui released 6.3.7 Platform for Rich AJAX applications

Gizmox released today a new version of the Visual WebGui Platform for Rich .NET AJAX applications.

Visual WebGui 6.3.7 is a further stabilization to the 6.3 pre-release version which adds support for wrapping of AJAX based controls into the Visual WebGui framework as well as support for additional languages.

The platform is available in free open source and free trial (commercial Professional Studio) versions.
All downloads are available for free here!

This is the Change log for 6.3.7:

Breaking Changes
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VWG-4746- Support for wrapping AJAX based controls added.

Bugs fix
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VWG-3930 - No control causes the designer window to open dirty - with a star marking changes.
VWG-4763 - VB form designer allows to edit ContextMenu items
VWG-4256 - Button with 21x21 image used tocrop image in a button with size of 25x25.
VWG-4204 - ListView RTL view fixed.
VWG-2599 - When browser is in offline mode a message is shown when the connection to the server is lost.
VWG-2976 - Focus indication on Checked list box focus.
VWG-4751 - Problem deleting SplitContainer contro from designer fixed.
VWG-4355 - Opening a TableLayoutPanel in designer used to automatically add rows.
VWG-4753 - Splitcontainer did not preserve splitter panels order.
VWG-4359 - When setting the CheckBoxes property to TRUE, the selection text used to disappear.
VWG-4309 - Casting safetly tests added in the resource browser dialog classes.
VWG-4344 - Support added for Iceland-Icelandic.
VWG-4403 - Support added for Brazil-Portuguese .
VWG-4311 - Support added for Portugal-Portuguese.
VWG-3792 - UniqueIdExtender renders CUID attribute at run-time - and it's now available in generated HTML code.
VWG-4211 - FCKEditor fixed .
VWG-4243 - TableLayOutPanel render problems fixed fixed.
VWG-4120 - TabControl should re-render on KeepConnceted requests fixed.
VWG-4752 - SplitterDistance property is now saved for the SplitContainer control.
VWG-4390 - TableLayoutPanel fixed to not corrupt layout when saving and reloading
VWG-4662 - Form.DockPadding fixed and wont make controls move on open+save form.
VWG-4483 - Buttons with Flat style text retain's it's location on mouse hover.
VWG-4260 - DateTimePicker with custom format will not change day part to undefined on second tabbing through the DTP control.
VWG-4246 - DataGridViewCell - allows placing typing cursor using mouse to edit contents
VWG-4371 - Tabbing through controls on a form tabstop on buttons with FlatStyle=Flat.
VWG-4244 - IE8 - Dialogs & MessageBoxes showing content.
VWG-4172 - IE8 - Rendering of labels fixed to look the same as in IE7 and FF3.
VWG-4340 - IE8 - Combobox rendering fixed.

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