Telerik Products now easily available in India via India Distributor

Diwali has just passed and the festivities are dialling down. Diwali has brought changes for Telerik in India and now I write this as an evangelist for Telerik/ Progress. In this blog post, I will list the changes and attempt to clarify if it has any impact on our community:

Telerik (a part of Progress) has changed its operations structurally in India. Indian Rupee billing was number one request from businesses who found USD billing to a US entity time taking and troublesome.

Telerik products will now be sold in India in Indian Rupees only via a distributor.While this does not affect you as a developer, your accounts team and business managers would love this change due to the following:

  1. A lot less hassle in making the payments done. Earlier, they had to get multiple forms (Form 15 CA & Form 15 CB) signed from a Chartered Accounts and make the payment via a wire transfer through the bank. This could take over 4-5 days to make a single payment and accrue additional charges for the wire transfer. Now, it is a simple NEFT or a UPI transfer.
  2. Lowering cost of projects to the customers. Earlier products like Telerik DevCraft couldn’t be used to offset indirect tax liability. With the new GST regime, your accounts team can offset the tax on their project lowering the cost of the implementation for their customers in India.

Isn’t this just great?

GTM final logo_512The new distributor is GTM Catalyst for the India market. What is even better is that I will be handling this new distributor organisation. This will bring the familiarity and continuity of business for you.

You may reach GTM Catalyst team for any questions or comments at: info@gtmcatalyst.com

To allay any questions in your mind, all the Telerik products continue to be available for sales and are fully supported by Telerik/ Progress. All products are moving full steam ahead including DevCraft, Kendo UI, Telerik Platform, Telerik Reporting, Sitefinity and Test Studio. Telerik (a Progress company) will continue to release new updates on a rigorous pace and continue to provide you with benefits of the latest technologies.

The latest webinar for R3 release for Telerik controls is now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=sxv_7RnOwVI 

Lastly, we are eager to continue our India webinar series to share our learnings with you. We will be sending the webinar schedule to you shortly with an update here.

Remember to stay tuned here!

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Jan/Feb Webinars Cancelled

Dear Users,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be cancelling all webinar sessions for January and February until further notice. We apologize for the last minute change.

We’ll keep you posted on calendar schedule and resumption.

Regards,

Telerik/Progress India Team

Intelligent Process Automation is Eating the Outsourcing Cake

cogwheelprocessautomation_3310x1650-1024x510The IT revolution in India started with a need met by offshoring. The expensive human resources were replaced with cheaper human beings in another country.

With advent of new technology, the low end offshoring is finding their cake being eaten by an invisible opponent. This is visible in the lower revenues being forecasted by major Indian SIs. Somehow, the amount of outsourcing that the firms were doing earlier is not continuing. Intelligent Process Automation may be to be blamed. Continue reading

Demonetisation and Support by Progress Technologies

500currencynoteThe demonetisation of INR 500 and INR 1000 currency notes sent a shock wave across India. While people have been facing inconvenience because of this, the majority believe that this is an important step in clearing out our economy from the evils of “black” or unaccounted money.

The general implication is that the banking industry will attract huge deposits from CASA. This will enable better liquidity in the market leading to lower interest rates and improved business investments. Softening of inflation due to reduced monetary supply is also likely. Continue reading

Nov – Dec 2016 Webinar Schedule

Its that time of the month when we tell you what we are thinking in terms of spreading knowledge for next 2 months. As you know we normally put up schedule for 2 months of webinar content upfront to you. You can decide which one you would like to attend and book your seats early. This blog post you will find our schedule for Nov & Dec 2016. We have some interesting ideas lined up for webinar. Continue reading

Webinar July-September’16

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Why Automation? Really you are still wondering on this…. Yes this saves a lot of time…

With this we also have these new webinars for you. Come and join us in these interesting session and have an experience of our latest updates

Date Time (IST) Session Title and Registration
Thursday, July 21 ’16 12:00 – 1:00 PM Build Rapid MVC Based Web Applications using Sitefinity Digital Platform
Thursday, July 28 ’16 12:00 – 1:00 PM Even Quicker Development with Xamarin Forms using Telerik UI for Xamarin
 Thursday, Aug 25’16   12:00 – 1:00 PM Building Bots that work across social apps with Microsoft Bot Framework      
Thursday, Sept 1 ’16 (updated) 12:00 – 1:00 PM Building Versatile Reporting Dashboards with Telerik Reporting Server
 Thursday, Sep 22’16    12:00-1:00PM Now Build Web Apps and API with Node.js
 Thursday, Sep 29’16 (updated)    12:00-1:00 PM API Testing with Telerik Test Studio

The audio will be streamed via GoToMeeting. Use of a headset is recommended

Announcing NativeScript Sessions in your City

nativescript580This month we show you how you can build cross platform native applications using XML, JS and CSS using Open Source technology called NativeScript. That’s right, a native mobile application from a single codebase!

Unbelievable as it is, we want to show you this technology in person. We are coming to your town to share this cool technology over a casual user group event.

Some topics you will learn at the event:
– How to develop Native Apps with JavaScript
– NativeScript Fundamentals, Layouts and Widgets
– Developing apps from scratch using NativeScript

To register for the session in your city click on the city name:

Date Time (IST) Venue City
Saturday, Sep 5 ’15 11:00 – 5:00 PM Microsoft India Pvt Ltd, Santacruz(E) Mumbai
Saturday, Sep 12 ’15 10:00 – 1:30 PM CSI, Off Law College Road Pune
Saturday, Sep 19 ’15 09:30 – 1:00 PM Orion India Systems Pvt. Ltd., Infopark Kochi
Saturday, Sep 26 ’15 10:00 – 5:00 PM Progress Software, iLabs Hyderabad
Saturday, Oct 10 ’15 10:00 – 5:00 PM Microsoft India Pvt India, EGL Bangalore
Saturday, Oct 31 ’15 11:00 – 2:00 PM Telerik India, Gurgaon Delhi/ NCR

** Due to limited number of seats available, we request you to register immediately for this free event.

We encourage you to carry your laptops and follow along during the session.

A big thanks to the local user group communities who have partnered with us to make this event possible.

It is raining Technology in August

monsoonDepending on who you believe (Skymet/ IMD) the monsoons are going well or very well. The rains have us running out and enjoying the showers, chai/ coffee and various savouries (pakoras anyone?). It has put us in mood for some soulful coding.

This month the Telek webinars cover some seminal technology changes that are happening –  Responsive Design, EcmaScript 6 and Cloud services for mobile.

Register by clicking on the webinar titles below:

DATE TIME (IST) TOPIC
Thursday, August 13 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Creating Responsive Design for Enterprise Web Applications with BootStrap and Kendo UI
Thursday, August 20 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM 10 Useful New Features of ECMAScript 6
Thursday, August 27 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Consume Azure Mobile Services in Telerik Platform

P.S.: Our regular webinar attendees may please note the new timings from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (IST).

We have an upcoming hands on series on mobile development with NativeScript in your city. Stay tuned!

New Timing for Webinars in June – July ’15

Timing-is-EverythingAfter having run the webinars at 3:00 PM (IST) for a long time, we are changing it to get started a little early. We want to make it more convenient for you. Telerik webinars will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (IST) for the months of June – Aug ’15.  If you have thoughts about the new timings, please do share them in the comments section below.

The sessions planned for June – July ’15 delve into the latest from the technology world. We will cover IoT and Reporting for Big Data amongst other topics.

Register for these online sessions by clicking on the session title below:

DATE TIME (IST) TOPIC
Thursday, June 11 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Preparing Big Data for Analysis with Progress/Telerik Easyl
Thursday, June 18 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM 3 Things that you didn’t know Telerik Test Studio can do
Thursday, June 25 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Building and Delivering Reports from your Web and Mobile Apps with Telerik Reporting
Thursday, July 9 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Creating Custom HTML Helpers in ASP.NET MVC
Thursday, July 16 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Enhance the customer journey and increase conversions with Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud (DEC)
Thursday, July 23 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Beginning Internet of Things (IoT) for Developers
Thursday, July 30 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM New Enterprise Mobile Capability with Telerik Platform

P.S.: While we try to stick to the plan above, there may be a change in the above schedule due to last minute exegency. We notify the registered attendees of the webinar of any changes.

Discover a “hidden” gem in your trusted Telerik Tool

surprise With summers setting in, we really were looking for a reason to feel cool. As we ran our fingers on the trusted Telerik tools, there were quite a few cool things we learnt about our technologies. This month we are going to with you with things that you didn’t know that your trusted Telerik tools could do. From Testing to Data Connectivity, there are things that you didn’t know about your favourite tools. Register for these sessions to rediscover the techniques that a Ninja should know:

Date Time (IST) Topic
Wednesday, May 13 ’15 08:30 – 10:00 PM TelerikNEXT Online
Thursday May 21 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM Data Connectivity with every possible Database in the world with DataDirect Cloud
Thursday, May 28 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM Create Word/Excel/PDF Documents with AJAX Web Apps using Telerik
Thursday, June 18 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM 3 Things that you didn’t know Telerik Test Studio can do (Rescheduled)

Come and be amazed by what Telerik tools can do beyond what you use them for everyday.