Syncfusion started with a simple
goal–to produce and actively support enterprise-class Microsoft .NET software
components. When we started, the .NET platform was young and there was a lot of
discussion about its future. Syncfusion’s core group of engineers had worked
for years with C++, specifically the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)
environment. Battle hardened as they were by unresolved symbols, memory leaks, out-of-date
pre-compiled headers, and the many quirks of the Win32 platform, they saw .NET as
a breath of fresh air. There was little doubt in their minds that the .NET
platform would profoundly change Windows development and change it for the
Over the next 10 years, the .NET
platform did change Windows development. Developer productivity soared.
Components became first-class citizens and promoted reuse in a manner that was
not easily possible until then. Syncfusion was fortunate to be a part of this
revolution. In many ways, we had front-row seats. Each new release of the
platform and our own products brought additional challenges and opportunities
to our doorstep. We went from shipping one product on one platform (our grid
control on Windows Forms) to shipping 20 products on 6 different platforms (the
latest addition being Windows Phone 7). We ventured beyond user interface
controls into markets such as reporting and business intelligence. We have been
truly privileged to be a part of the .NET eco-system for the past 10 years and
to have participated in its tremendous growth.
While we added products, gained thousands
of customers, and ventured into new areas, our values did not change–our model
of interactive development continues to be at the heart of everything we do.
New customers are always pleasantly surprised by how we react to bug reports and
feature requests. They tell us they are impressed with our unwavering
commitment to ensuring speedy resolution even when the cost to Syncfusion is
high, and they are surprised by the depth and completeness of prototypes that
our technical teams provide. They love it when we attend web meetings and work
for hours to resolve issues that show up only under special environments that
are virtually impossible to create in
any other scenario. While we offer the widest set of business components on the
market today, nothing defines Syncfusion more to our customers than our model
of interactive development. This is something we will improve and enhance over
the coming 10 years and will never change or compromise.
As a company, we believe that the
component market is still young. There are many, many miles to go. We are
firmly committed to this market and our customers. We recently shipped a
complete HTML5-based diagramming solution and a complete suite of controls for
the Windows Phone 7 platform. We were the first vendor to produce a truly
enterprise quality standards-based reporting solution for the .NET platform. As
I write this, we are preparing to ship one of our biggest releases yet–
Syncfusion Essential Studio 2011 Volume 3. We are not slowing down anytime
soon. You can expect to see solid releases every quarter—releases that provide
more and more building blocks for all of your software development needs.
Thank you for reading and supporting
us all these years. We look forward to working with you.