Telerik (famous for their AJAX controls) just recently announced their upcoming new products, which is pretty exciting. Why, you ask? Because they include r.a.d.control for WinForms as well as Telerik Reporting and Telerik r.a.d.ajax (allows devs to AJAX-Enable ANY ASP.Net web app without writing code).
But, back to the new offerings. Having these same benefits in WinForms applications and easy to use reporting tools for Visual Studio will be a blessing. When it comes to getting real work done I prefer to spend less time working out the details of the UI and more time focusing on the real business logic behind the applications. From my experiences, with the ajax controls, the new WinForms controls (which is what I am most excited about) should offer me that easily customizable set of controls that look great and offer the functionality I need and how I want it. Ohh and they offer WPF-like capabilities for enhanced levels of UI customization.
Scheduled Dates (as of date of this posting):
telerik r.a.d.ajax Official release is scheduled for June 26, 2006.
telerik Reporting Beta release is scheduled for September 01, 2006
telerik Reporting v1.0 Official release is scheduled for October 15, 2006
telerik r.a.d.controls for WinForms Beta release is scheduled for July 28, 2006
telerik r.a.d.controls for WinForms Official release is scheduled for August 15, 2006