With the Telerik Visual Studio Extensions you keep your projects in an up-to-date state. The New Version Downloader tool automatically retrieves the freshest Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX distribution, available on the Telerik website. Running the Upgrade Wizard as a next step makes the task of latest Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX package utilization extremely easy.
Once a day, upon loading a project containing Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX controls, the Telerik ASP.NET AJAX VSExtensions queue the Telerik website for a new version of Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX. A dialog gets displayed when a new version is discovered:
If you've disabled the notifications, you can use the Options Dialog to activate them again.
Clicking the Update Now button starts the New Version Downloader tool, prompting for your Telerik credentials and the type of license you own in its first page. If you do not have a www.telerik.com account, you can create one through the Create an account for free link.
You can use the Save my password checkbox to save having to enter your Telerik credentials multiple times. The persistence is done in a secure manner and credentials are saved in a per-user context. This way other users on the machine that do not have access to your user data from downloading through your account.
If your subscription has expired, you could either proceed with downloading a trial distribution or you could renew it and initiate the download again. You can check the additional information about the release by clicking the Release Notes link. This will start a browser, navigated to a page with the release notes related to the specific version.
The New Version Downloader tool actually downloads the hotfix zip files, containing the latest Telerik binaries and any resources vital for the Telerik Web Application/Web Site project creation. These get unpacked to the
%appdata%\Telerik\Updatesfolder. If you find the list of packages offered too long and you don't need the older versions, you can close Visual Studio and use Windows Explorer to delete these distributions.