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  • Sitefinity SDK 4.1 delivers a brand new Samples Browser and much more

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    The Sitefinity team has been busy with preparing a new Software Development Kit that ease the process of running and deploying Sitefinity sample projects to your local environment. I am glad to announce that the new SDK release features a significant set of improvements and new developer tools that will ...
  • Using the ASP.NET Sql Membership Provider in Sitefinity

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    In the Sitefinity security space, all user and role management is handled through the ASP.NET Membership APIs. Sitefinity's backend uses its own custom membership and role providers, which utilize OpenAccess ORM to persist the users and roles into the Sitefinity database. Before the 4.1 release of Sitefinity, we didn't ...
  • Taking advantage of the Virtual Path Provider in Sitefinity 4.1

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    We’ve done a lot to improve overall performance in the Sitefinity 4.1 release. Part of the performance comes from the upgrade of OpenAccess ORM. We also introduced a lot of caching improvements. The third major change that impacts performance a lot is the Sitefinity implementation of a Virtual Path ...
  • Sitefinity 4.1 released; here is what you’ll find

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    Sitefinity 4.1 is now officially available and this release marks a special milestone for us. We’re now following the release schedule of all other Telerik products. This means 3 releases per year (Q1, Q2, Q3) with service packs in between. This adds up to 6 releases per year and will ...
  • Localizing the administrative backend of Sitefinity

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    Sitefinity now allows you to have the administrative backend translated easily into any language. We have prepared 8 translations that you can download and plug into the system right away! Here is what you need to do: Download the Sitefinity backend language pack you would like to use from the ...
  • Important upcoming Sitefinity webinars

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    There are a couple of Sitefinity-related webinars on the horizon that will be packed with lots of great information.  The details are listed below; please register and attend. Sitefinity 4 Automated Tests with WebUI Test Studio April 14th, 2011 - Learn how Sitefinity 4 and WebUI Test Studio come together ...
  • Important considerations before upgrading to Sitefinity 4.1

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    The Sitefinity team put a lot of effort into making Sitefinity upgrades trivial (or mostly trivial). With 3 major releases per year (and service pack in between) the upgrade experience needs to be extremely streamlined. However, the upcoming 4.1 release (planned for this Wednesday) includes a pretty big ...
  • Changes in Mapping Persistent Classes in Custom Modules with Sitefinity 4.1

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    UPDATE: After the initial version of this blog post, we introduced some changes in Sitefinity, which required somewhat different code. Some people noticed this in the comments below. The blog post has been updated with code working for Sitefinity 4.1. You can always find a working code sample illustrating ...
  • What's new in Sitefinity documentation

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    Apart from providing a lot of requested features and improvements in the upcoming Q1 release, we've been busy working on the Sitefinity documentation. Over the past few months, we have collected a lot of feedback from you about what is missing and what can be improved, and we are ...
  • 5 New Design Templates for Sitefinity 4.0

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    Earlier today, a batch of new Sitefinity 4.0 templates was uploaded to the Marketplace.  These gorgeous templates are useful for anyone who is interested in a professional & modern web site design.  Alternately, these templates are useful for anyone who is learning about Sitefinity template design and interested in ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Database Deployment

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    We previously took a walkthrough these installation scenarios: Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7 Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 6 These are helpful for users getting started on a fresh site for both development and live environments with little or no customizations. However, there are users who prefer or are ...
  • 5 Things: New in Sitefinity 4 SP1

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    New Series: 5 Things Working with Sitefinity 4, I'm constantly discovering new ways the platform helps you accomplish a wide range of tasks. Some, like the Layout Editor, are obvious. However, most of the time it's the little things; the small details that provide a framework for solutions. As a ...
  • Followup: Converting Sitefinity 4 Web Application Projects to Web Site Projects

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    We previously looked at converting a new Sitefinity 4 Web Application Project to a Web Site in IIS, and although this was done with the Beta release, the procedure remains the same for the official release. However, that guide is only useful when converting a brand new Sitefinity project; ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Network Load Balancing

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    One of the key elements of the Sitefinity 4 SP1 release is updated support for running Sitefinity in a network load-balanced environment. Today we'll take a brief look at the supported scenarios and how they are setup. Supported Environments Sitefinity has been tested using Network Load Balancing (NLB) available on ...
  • Staying close to your competitors? Make it closer with Sitefinity 4.0 publishing system

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    Monthly email newsletters are a common tool for informing customers about your products and services.  This information includes the latest product updates, new promotions, new tools and upcoming corporate events.  In order to stay informed, many organizations subscribe to competitor’s email newsletters to monitor their announcements and the ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 SP1 Released

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    An update to the latest Sitefinity 4.0 CMS has been released today and is available for download from your Sitefinity account. This update includes a number of improvements including important fixes for critical issues reported by users. It is recommended that all Sitefinity 4 users apply this service pack....
  • Upgrading Sitefinity 4 Websites

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    One of the most helpful features of the new Sitefinity 4 Project Manager is the built-in ability to update projects to the latest version. Now that the SP1 update has been released, this helpful guide should walk you through the process of using the Project Manager to ensure all your ...
  • Follow the status of your Sitefinity requests & vote to make your voice heard

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    Earlier today, Sitefinity was officially added to Telerik’s Public Issue Tracking System (PITS).  PITS shows the current development status of bugs and features that have been logged in the internal Telerik issue system. It is a "window" which provides a peek into the Telerik development process, but with the ...
  • Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 6

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    In our last post, we took a walkthrough installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7, but many websites also run on Windows Server 2003, which uses IIS 6. For the most part, installation follows the same path and only a few minor differences need to be accounted for. Today we'll ...
  • Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7

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    One of the most significant improvements in Sitefinity 4 is the ease of installation. The new Project Manager encapsulates virtually all of the required elements for creating and managing new projects. Today we’ll take a brief walkthrough how simple it is to install Sitefinity on the IIS 7 platform. Video ...