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  • Sitefinity Weekly Builds have begun!

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    As we get closer to the official release of Sitefinity 4.0 (in January 2011) there will be an updated build (new version) of Sitefinity available each week.  These updates will contain: Fixes to issues reported by the community New features, not yet unveiled in public Sitefinity 4.0 releases Performance improvements ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Workflow

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    Workflow is the next stop on our tour through the new features of Sitefinity 4 RC. Workflow enables a CMS to enforce the rules established for a website to manage content publishing. This can be as simple as defining permissions for who can create, edit, approve, and publish content, ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Widget Template Editor

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    We continue our tour through the new features in Sitefinity 4 RC with a look at the Widget Template Editor. If you haven't already done so, take a moment to download the RC and follow along. Video Once again, Gabe Sumner has compiled a video on using the Widget Template ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Analytics

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    Another of the many new features in the Sitefinity 4 RC is improved Analytics integration. Sitefinity makes use of the Google Analytics API to deliver the complete analytics experience right inside your Sitefinity Administration Dashboard. This enables you to analyze you website traffic and gain insight about your visitors over ...
  • Spontaneous installation & design with Sitefinity 4.0 RC

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    I’ve created hundreds of new Sitefinity 4.0 projects during the past several months.  We’ve had 4 public pre-releases of Sitefinity 4.0 and I frequently download and experiment with our internal builds.  Because I’ve done this so many times, I’ve started to take for granted some of these first steps into ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 RC deep dive: Workflow

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    The series introduction In past few weeks I’ve seen many people expressing their concern about the (quantity of) features in Sitefinity 4.0. Coupled with the new pricing scheme, some people wondered why would they go with Sitefinity when there are cheaper or even free alternatives that offer the same ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 RC is now available!

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    It’s now live!  The latest pre-release version of Sitefinity 4.0 is now available for everyone to download.  This is our final milestone before the official release (in January 2011).    Click here to download! The highlights of this release are multilingual support, advanced workflow, widget template editor, new analytics reports, ability ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Localization

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    We continue our look at what's new in the Sitefinity RC with a quick look at the new Localization features. The RC will be available for download later this week is now available, so be sure to download it and send us your feedback on your experience! Please note ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: What’s New

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    The RC release of Sitefinity 4.0 has arrived, bringing with it a slew of new features and improvements for developers and site managers. In fact, this release is a near feature-complete version of the new Sitefinity 4; the final official release (scheduled for January 2011) will focus mainly on ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 Licensing Model

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    Over the past few months, we’ve indicated that the pricing and licensing model of Sitefinity will change with the release of Sitefinity 4. Now that the Sitefinity 4 official release is near, we want to share the full licensing and pricing details. We listened very closely to you, our customers ...
  • Updated: Sitefinity 4.0 Feature List

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    During the upcoming webinar (this Thursday), we’ll be showing the latest pre-release build of Sitefinity 4.0 (the RC).  In addition, we’ll also be unveiling 4.0’s new pricing.  The upcoming RC release will be the 4th pre-release version of Sitefinity 4.0.  We’ve already delivered a ton of new features (features that ...
  • Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta): Fluent API

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    The series Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 Beta continues with a quick look a the new Fluent API. This is an incredible new addition to the Sitefinity platform, opening an entire new world for developers to accomplish new and exciting tasks and projects. Existing Closer Looks I had hoped to ...
  • Webinar - Sitefinity 4.0 pricing details and what’s new in Sitefinity 4.0 RC

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    The next pre-release version of Sitefinity 4.0 is planned for release next week (Thursday, Nov. 11th).  This upcoming RC release marks the final milestone before the official release of Sitefinity 4.0.  After the RC release, we’ll focus on product polishing and adding a handful of features that didn’t quite make ...
  • My 2010 visit to Telerik HQ

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    Last week I traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria to visit Telerik HQ and the Sitefinity team.  This was my 3rd trip to Bulgaria and Telerik HQ.  My trips have always coincided with the DevReach conference.  DevReach is a .NET focused conference organized, in part, by Telerik. Telerik is a very globally ...
  • Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta): Configuration

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    Today's post in this series comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta), we'll take a brief look at what is probably one of the most significant improvements in the Sitefinity core system: Configuration Settings. In previous versions of Sitefinity, a significant portion of configuration settings (Toolbox controls, Provider definitions, etc.) ...
  • Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta): Pages

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    This this part of the series comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta), we take a closer look at how Pages are managed in Sitefinity, and how things have been improved and enhanced. SiteMap The first thing you'll notice coming from Sitefinity 3.x is that when it comes to the ...
  • Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta): Administration

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    This is the third article in my series comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta). Today I want to take a brief walk-through the new Sitefinity Administration, with a screenshot-heavy look at what's new, different, and improved in the coming version 4.0 A New Look Right of the bat, you ...
  • Converting Sitefinity 4 Beta Web Application Projects to Web Site Projects

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    Today we talk about the Web Application Projects created by the new Sitefinity Project Manager, and how you can (if you wish) convert them to Web Site Projects. This is another bonus post from my series comparing Sitefinity 3.x to the new Sitefinity Beta (Beta 2 as of this ...
  • Sitefinity 4 (Beta) Project Manager Part 2: IIS Virtual Directory Support

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    In my last post on the new Sitefinity Project Manager, I went through how Sitefinity 4 now automates the creation of new blank projects, using an integrated web server to run file-system-based projects. However, Sitefinity also allows you to add projects directly to your local IIS server, to more ...
  • Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta): Project Manager

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    The first entry to my series of posts comparing Sitefinity 3.x to the new 4 Beta will be about the new Project Manager in Sitefinity 4, and how it helps to simplify and speed up the development process from Blank Project to running website. Update Tuesday Oct 11, 2010: I ...