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Starting out - should I use v2.71 or v3 RC1?

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  1. htchmn
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    16 Apr 2007
    17 Apr 2007
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    I'm a novice developer (plenty of html, css and MS Access experience, but just getting to grips with ASP.NET 2 using VWD), and I have a development site that uses one Access database, CSS layout and master pages. I understand that Sitefinity's use of CSS layout and master pages starts with v3, so I should begin there. 

    My question is: is v3 RC1 too buggy for a novice like me?  Is the support documentation going to be ok for me?  Is there a tutorial for v3 RC1?

    Other advice/suggestions/comments very welcome!

  2. Rebecca
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    17 Apr 2007
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    Hi John,

    Thank you very much for your interest in our CMS and contacting us.
    We would strongly recommend that you start off with the RC1 edition. It is stable enough, it's a lot easier to use than 2.71 and you'll be able to upgrade easily to the official Sitefinity 3.0 release.
    Integrating third-party modules is easy now, as the new architecture of Sitefinity 3.0 allows to add standard ASP.NET controls. There is no need to inherit any classes or implement interfaces.

    Also, all our efforts are directed to Sitefinity 3.0 now, and although we will continue to support version 2.71 in the future, we have no plans to add new functionality to it. Version 3.0 is not backward compatible and you will not be able to convert projects created with earlier versions to version 3.0.

    Sitefinity RC1 documentation includes User Manual, Developer Manual and Telerik International University Tutorial. We are going to provide
    video tutorials and End User manual later.

    Please, have these in mind when choosing between versions and do not hesitate to contact us again if you need any more information or assistance.

    All the best,
    Rebecca
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  3. htchmn
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    Hi Rebecca
    After a while I started to explore Sitefinity RC2.  Where is the Access support?  When creating a database the only options are SQL.  Puzzling...
    J.
  4. Vassil Daskalov
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    Hi htchmn,

    Currently we do not support access though we are intending to. We did not add support to it as the SQL Server/Express and Oracle were with bigger priority in our list. Support for access will be available in one of our next releases so keen on.

    All the best,
    Vassil Daskalov
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  5. htchmn
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    Hi Vassil
    It would have been helpful to have mentioned this lack of support for MSAccess in the response to my first post, and in the documentation for the RCs.
    J.
  6. Bogdana Ivanova
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    15 May 2007
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    Hello John,

    Thank you very much for your interest in our CMS and contacting us.
    We have provided detailed information about all system requirements in our Installation Guide document. In case you do not find it, please follow this link:
    http://www.sitefinity.com/support/documentation.aspx

    Best wishes,
    Bogdana Ivanova
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