On the XAML platforms, we’re working on a bullet graph control for Windows Forms to provide a new data visualization tool that is useful for comparing current values with projected values and goals. Another new Windows Forms control that’s in the works is the PivotChart control, the first of its kind. Think of it as our PivotGrid control in chart form. Plot your complex data in a chart of your choice, and use filters and slicers to interpret the data. For WinRT, we’re building a ribbon control to provide the classic multi-tab menu for your modern Windows applications. We’re also working on Windows 8, Office 2010, and Office 2007 themes for the DataGrid control on all XAML platforms to provide your end users with a familiar UI. Support for Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap is coming to the Maps control for Silverlight, Windows Phone, WPF, and WinRT, and DocIO’s Word-to-PDF conversions are being improved to provide better text wrapping and improved absolute positioning.
If you’re eager for these features, you have to wait just a few weeks. Until then, let us know on Twitter and Facebook what you’re looking forward to and how you’re going to use the new features in Volume 3.