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Dec 04, 2018
Progress is One of the First Corporate Sponsors for the .NET Foundation; Ensures Zero-Day Support of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.0

Progress continues to strengthen relationship with Microsoft and the .NET community through support and advancement of Microsoft technologies and open source projects

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2018-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, today announced the expansion of its participation in the .NET Foundation, becoming one of its first corporate sponsors. The company also announced advancements within the well-known Telerik portfolio of .NET development tools with immediate support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Preview and .NET Core 3.0 Preview. This news immediately followed Microsoft’s announcements made at Microsoft Connect(); 2018 regarding Visual Studio 2019, .NET Core 3.0 and the evolution of the .NET Foundation to an open membership model.

“Through our long-standing relationship with Microsoft we’ve been able to collaborate with them on several projects that will be beneficial to the .NET community,” said Faris Sweis, SVP & General Manager Developer Tooling Business, Progress. “Not only are we maintaining our day-zero support of Microsoft .NET solutions, but we’re taking on a stronger role within the .NET Foundation that will enable us to act in an advisory capacity for the advancement of this open source ecosystem.”

.NET Foundation Corporate Sponsorship
The .NET Foundation was created to foster collaboration between commercial and community developers for the advancement of open source technologies for .NET. Progress has been an ongoing contributor in the project and in 2017 donated the Telerik UI for UWP platform, which consisted of 20+ UI for Universal Windows Platform controls.

With today’s news, Progress is expanding its role by signing on as one of the first corporate sponsors under the newly established open membership model. In this capacity, Progress will act as an advisor to the newly established Board of Directors and will continue to take an active role as a business contributor.

“Progress Telerik has been a leading vendor in the .NET development community, and they are an important contributor during an exciting time in the evolution of .NET,” said Jon Galloway, Executive Director, .NET Foundation. “Today’s news demonstrates Progress’ long-term commitment to the future of .NET development and the growth of the .NET open source community.”

Zero-Day Product Support
Progress has a long-standing tradition of ensuring its Telerik development tools are able to provide zero-day support for any and all new .NET advancements. Today, Progress continues this tradition by announcing immediate support for Visual Studio 2019 Preview and .NET Core 3.0 Preview and the commitment to provide zero-day support for the full release of both products.

The Visual Studio controls can be downloaded today, and each toolkit provides access to more than 70 ready-to-use UI components including Grid, Dropdown and Menu as well as line-of-business controls such as Charts, Gantt, Diagram, Scheduler, PivotGrid and Maps. These tools also work with Microsoft Azure. All tools can be downloaded through the Visual Studio marketplace:

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core in Visual Studio 2019 can be installed via our private NuGet server. For more information, please visit

About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily building adaptive user experiences across any type of device or touchpoint, award-winning machine learning that enables cognitive capabilities to be a part of any application, the flexibility of a serverless cloud to deploy modern apps, business rules, web content management, plus leading data connectivity technology. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.

Progress and Telerik are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Progress

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