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  • Sitefinity 4.0 BETA2 SDK - Now Available

    The Sitefinity releases continue with the release of the latest SDK.  Earlier today, the Sitefinity team announced the availability of the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA2 SDK. Purpose The SDK (software development kit) is designed to help .NET developers build powerful add-on’s & extensions for Sitefinity 4.0.  These add-on’s can be ...
  • Upgrading from the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA1 to the BETA2

    Yesterday the Sitefinity team released the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA2.  This latest pre-release build of Sitefinity 4.0 includes support for .NET 4.0, new taxonomy options and lots of additional polish.  If you haven’t already, be sure to download this latest release. Starting with BETA1 release of Sitefinity 4.0, we’re ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 BETA2 is now available

    The next pre-release version of Sitefinity 4.0 has now been posted.  Earlier today, the Sitefinity team uploaded the BETA2 build of Sitefinity 4.0.  This new pre-release version includes a lot more polish, support for .NET 4.0 and new features.  The BETA2 can be downloaded, by everyone, in the ...
  • Sitefinity 3.7 SP4 & .NET 4.0 support now available!

    Earlier this week the Sitefinity team announced the availability of Sitefinity 3.7 SP4.  This update is now available in the downloads section of your account. The primary benefits of this release include: Support for .NET 4.0 Performance improvements for large numbers of generic content items (News, Blogs, etc) The ...
  • ASP.NET security vulnerability makes Sitefinity vulnerable

    Late last week an ASP.NET security vulnerability was disclosed.  Since that time Microsoft has issued a Security Advisory and Scott Guthrie published a blog post describing how to prevent this exploit. Sitefinity 3.x uses the ASP.NET technologies that are vulnerable to this exploit.  Consequently, Sitefinity is made vulnerable by ...
  • Why are Sitefinity 4.0 Web Services good?

    In past webinars & videos we’ve talked a lot about Sitefinity 4.0 being AJAXy.  Without becoming embroiled in a technical conversation, this simply means that Sitefinity’s Administrative UI can respond to many of your requests without loading a brand new web page.  Instead of loading a new web page, ...
  • Using the BETA Fluent API to import blog posts from an RSS feed

    As a side project, I’m experimenting with moving Sitefinity Watch to the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA.  As of this writing, there are no migration tools that can be used to migrate blog posts from Sitefinity 3.x to Sitefinity 4.0.  We will eventually deliver these migration tools, but this project gave ...
  • Preparing a Sitefinity 4.0 BETA project for development

    A few weeks ago the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA SDK was released.  This SDK includes tools, examples and documentation designed to help developers create add-on’s or customizations for Sitefinity.  As time allows, I’ve been experimenting with these new developer features. However, in the midst of this exploration I also discovered that ...
  • Installing a different version of RadControls alongside Sitefinity

    Because of my role with Telerik I’m constantly installing internal builds or random versions of our products.  Consequently, I’ve seen the following error a lot: Could not load file or assembly 'Telerik.Web.UI, Version=2010.1.309.35, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=121fae78165ba3d4' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly ...
  • What happens to Form Builder data when forms are modified?

    In my last blog post, I introduced some of the under-the-hood features that are powering Sitefinity 4.0’s new Form Builder.  Because Sitefinity is powered by Telerik’s OpenAccess ORM, we are able to generate (at runtime!) dedicated tables for these new custom forms.  The benefits of this behavior were ...
  • Under the hood: Why Sitefinity 4.0’s new Form Builder is awesome

    The recently released Sitefinity 4.0 BETA includes a new Form Builder.  This form builder enables anyone to create web-based forms without writing a single line of code.  This is done using user-friendly drag & drop form elements and layouts.  -- This is great, but there is a lot more to ...
  • Should I use the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA for a new web site?

    This topic continues to appear in my email box, so I thought I would address this subject publicly.  I should mention, however, that there is some internal debate on this topic.  In this blog post I will outline the facts related to this choice.  Then, I’ll give my own personal ...
  • Dedicated discussion forum for Sitefinity 4.0 SDK conversations

    Earlier today a new discussion forum was created for conversations about the Sitefinity 4.0 SDK (software development kit).  This new resource gives developers a dedicated forum for deep-dive programming questions related to the SDK. We’ve already seen ton a wonderful discussions and suggestions prompted by the SDK release.  So much ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 SDK BETA – Now Available

    Hot on the heels of the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA release and the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA guides is the release of the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA SDK.  Purpose The SDK (software development kit) is designed to help .NET developers build powerful add-on’s & extensions for Sitefinity 4.0.  These add-on’s can ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 BETA – New Help Guides Published

    Last Friday Telerik reached a major milestone by releasing the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA.  This BETA was released publicly and gives everyone a taste of things to come with Sitefinity 4.0.  It also allows the community to experiment with the features and innovations found in next major version of Sitefinity.....
  • Sitefinity 4.0 BETA – Now Available

    If you’re watching Twitter, Facebook or our News then this is already old news, but the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA has now been released and is available for everyone to download and test.  If you haven’t already,  download the BETA and try if for yourself. We showed off an early ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 Webinar Questions – Round 2

    Another round of questions & answers from the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA webinar.  It’s really hard to organize these questions and answers into a reasonable format.  Hopefully you are getting some value from this.  From my perspective, it feels like stream of consciousness.  Sorry if this is a bad ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 Webinar Questions – Round 1

    We had a record number of attendees for our Sitefinity 4.0 BETA webinar.  These attendees asked a record number of questions.  In fact, we received 407 questions.  Answering and organizing all of these questions is a daunting task. Below are 50 of these 407 questions.  I’ll post another round ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 BETA Webinar – Now Posted

    It took me a few days, but the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA webinar is now uploaded & available for your viewing pleasure: Watch this video in its full-sized glory at tv.telerik.com. Those of you who attended this webinar live know that we experienced a few technical issues during this webinar.  The ...
  • Powerpoint and Code from the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA Webinar

    I’m still working on posting the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA webinar video. Due to technical issues encountered early into the webinar I lost the Gotomeeting recording.  We have backup recordings, but these recordings contain Ivan Osmak & I’s individual local recordings.  These two local recordings need combined into a single video.  ...