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The Microsoft .NET platform, originally introduced in 2002, is mature and it provides developers with great options for creating software that can meet the requirements of any project. With many options, though, it can be difficult for today’s .NET developer to choose the correct .NET technologies for a project.


Addressing this problem, Telerik has assembled its senior technical leaders to produce the Microsoft Platform Guidance 2012. This document attempts to provide prescriptive guidance for .NET developers trying to determine the best .NET technologies to use for specific software challenges.


Telerik senior leadership advise on the .NET options available to you and thus this document is now published for you. Note that, this guidance document does not include Windows 8, currently in a pre-beta preview. After Windows 8 reaches beta, we will update this guidance to reflect it.



Read more about this from Telerik Website.


Meet the Technical Leaders

Meet the senior technical leaders and influencers behind this prescriptive guidance. Check out their blogs for more insight and commentary!


Hristo Kosev is Telerik's CTO and the creator of Telerik’s first products. He is currently responsible for the evolution of the technical organization at Telerik and its never-ending quest for innovative new products that serve unaddressed market needs.

Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer at Telerik and sits on the board of several start-ups including Triton Works. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Corzen, Inc., a New York based provider of online market research data for Wall Street Firms.


Doug Seven, after seven years with Microsoft, joined Telerik in July 2011 as Executive Vice President. His proven experience developing products people love and reaching millions of customers, plays a key role in Telerik’s neverending quest to deliver cutting-edge products.


Todd Anglin joined Telerik in 2007 and is now responsible for Telerik's growing line of HTML5, including Kendo UI Web, DataViz, and Mobile. He is a well-respected HTML5 industry leader and frequent speaker at some of the world's largest developer conferences.


Andrew Brust is CEO at Blue Badge Insights. He has worked with Microsoft technologies for two decades, been an influencer in the Microsoft tech community for 15 years, and has worked closely with both Microsoft's Redmond-based corporate team and its field organization for over 10.


Atanas Korchev is one of Telerik first employees and initially led Telerik’s ASP.NET MVC team. Currently, Atanas leads the Telerik Kendo UI division as Director of Engineering.


The goal of this document is to provide clear, direct guidance when trying to pick a .NET platform for specific types of projects. Platforms are suggested based on their ability to provide the most benefit for specific application scenarios relative to other .NET options.


Clearly, in many cases, multiple .NET platforms can be used to successfully complete a project. Any team using this guidance should always consider the strengths and skillsets of its team members when evaluating .NET platforms. With the exception of rich Windows software that requires the power of WPF, almost any .NET platform in the hands of the right team can be used to tackle the common application scenarios listed in this document.

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