I've been testing v3.0a, b, and finally b2, and I'm very happy with it. I think it's a great leap from v2.7. So first off let me say great job on the new version and I can't wait to see the official release.
What I would like to comment on though, is the workflow. In my opinion, the workflow functionality in 3.0 is still lacking in some ways. By default, the "return for rework" functionality is gone, leaving the approver to either accept or reject. There is also no automated email functionality, which I think is key to making the workflow process work efficiently.
I have several v2.7 clients, and they are all very pleased with the relative ease of use of the CMS, however they seem to always have issues with the workflow process.
The 2 major features they always see as missing are:
- The ability to return the page to the author for rework including the ability to include comments.
- The ability to generate automated emails based on workflow and roles, such that external communication (manual emails, phone calls, etc.) is not required.
- Is there any plan to include such features in 3.0? (best case), or;
- Will it be possible with the exposed v3.0 API, for us to custom develop this type of functionality?
I love Sitefinity and I feel with more feature-rich workflow, it would be a perfect tool.