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

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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)–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 www.progress.com/telerik.

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 www.progress.com 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.

Contacts

Kim Baker
Progress
+1 888-365-2779
pr@progress.com

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