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  1. Telerik Admin
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    Sitefinity Lightning CTP Release

    Sitefinity Lightning is a desktop application helping users to create and publish Sitefinity content straight from the desktop. In this Community Technology Preview, Sitefinity Lightning is able to publish news articles and blog posts. In the future versions, we are looking forward to support all types of content and dynamic types as well. Sitefinity Lightning consists of server side module and client side desktop application. Once installed in the web site, the server side component allows the desktop application to connect to that web site.

    CTP v0.9.1.0

     What’s new

    • 1 click installation and upgrades
    • Rollback option in case of a unsuccessful upgrade
    • Support for Blog Posts and News articles content types
    • Lightning is aware of the content type fields used in the CMS and renders them accordingly
    • Lightning is aware of the workflow enabled in the CMS and renders the actions accordingly
    • Lightning is aware of the fields validation rules set in the CMS
    • Support for offline content creation and saving as a draft
    • Content autosave in the background, automatic restoring of content in case of crash
    • Client and server side error logging
    • Insert images from a Sitefinity library
    • Insert images via drag and drop from the desktop or from a URL
    • Images inserted in posts are uploaded to a selected Sitefinity Library
    • Create Sitefinity tags and Categories from Lightning
    • Use existing tags and categories from the CMS

    We are highly interested in your feedback. Let us know what you think!

    Best wishes,
    Georgi
    The Telerik team
  2. Georgi
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    CTP v0.9.2.0

    What's New

    • Added support for Sitefinity 5.2 SP1

    What's Fixed

    • Locked item(s) in the backend results in incorrect or not fully listing of items in Lightning 
    • Publishing is not possible when the server is configured in multilingual mode.
    • "Connecting..." message missing on Lightning welcome screen for website setup when testing a connection 

    Greetings,
    Georgi
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  3. Georgi
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    BETA v9.5.0.0

    Hi all, 

    After the Sitefinity 5.3 release, we are at full speed and we're now ready with the Sitefinity Lightning Beta release. We are jumping around and can't wait to let you know that we've been able to address most of the feedback that we received - here's the changelog:

    What's new:
    • Awesome new user interface
    • Added support for Dynamic module types. All modules built through the Module Builder are now shown in Lightning, even the ones containing Hierarchical structured data. Lightning supports more field types now - choices, numbers, images and more. 
    • Multiple web sites support. If you are content contributor to multiple web sites, you will love this new feature. 
    • Fields navigation and simpler editor. We've added a nice navigation panel on the left side at the content creation screen, for navigating to all the fields of the content item that you currently create or edit. Furthermore, the Editor became more streamlined on creating web content. 
    • Lightning Beta client module requires updated server module and Sitefinity 5.2SP1 and newer.
    • Perhaps too small to mention here, but oh, well, the red borders for validation are now GONE. Praise on us is warmly accepted.

    Known Issues:
    • Lightning client module requires that the current user should have at least "Author" role permissions so that content can be created
    • Applying a heading style to text selection does not work as expected. As a workaround, apply a heading on a paragraph without selecting it.
    • Creating a new Blog (not a blog post) does not create an RSS for this Blog automatically. 
    • Sudden disconnect from Internet while publishing is not handled correctly.

    Sitefinity Lightning team would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to report issues and provide feedback since the CTP. We encourage you to play with this Beta release and let us know if you face *anything* that does not seem correct - we like to stay busy!

    Best wishes,
    Sitefinity Lightning team.
  4. Georgi
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    BETA v.9.6.0.0

    Hi all, 
    We have a post-new-year release for you with some improvements:

    What's New:
    • File Field/Documents Field support
    • Functionality for What's New/What's changed when updates are available
    • Allow comments setting is now "Yes" by default for all types of content
    • Big images are auto-scaled down if they are too big, when inserting in the content editor

    What's fixed:
    • Custom classification fields now work as expected
    • Insert images improvements
    • Various bug fixes and improvements all over the application.

    You are required to upload a new Sitefinity Lightning server for this version to work as expected. 

    Let us know if you have any feedback!

    Greetings,
    Georgi
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  5. Georgi
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    Hello,

    BETA v.9.7.0.0

    This update focuses on performance and usability improvements. Here's the full changelog:

    What's New

    • Performance improvements all over the application
    • New and distinguishable loading animations - by popular demand
    • Improved design of Insert Media screen
    What's Fixed
    • Using manually written path for a media item in the upload dialogue throws an exception
    • Exception / no message issues concernig server connection crash or no connectivity in Lightning
    • Breadcrumb related issues
    • Manage sites related issues
    • Hierarchical taxonomies various fixes

    Server update is not required. 

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
  6. Georgi
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    Beta v0.9.8.0

    A new cool update of Lightning has just been released!

    What's New

    • Support for Lists, Events and Content Blocks
    • Drag and Drop file upload in the Content field. Files are uploaded in a library that you can specify. Download link is automatically inserted in the content body
    • Insert documents that are already uploaded in Libraries in the content body as links
    • NuGet support for Sitefinity Lightning Server. It can now be managed (installed, upgraded) from the NuGet Gallery

    What's Fixed

    • File name not shown in file field when the file has no extension
    • Open from site does not show only 10 items initially for dynamic modules with non-hierarchical content types
    • Missing statuses for parent content types and dynamic modules' content items
    • Hierarchical taxonomies fixes
    • DateTime field validation for boundary values
    • Various workflow fixes
    • Various UI fixes and improvements

    Let us know what you think!

    All the best,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
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  7. Georgi
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    Beta v0.9.8.1

    Windows Authentication is here! Intranets can start celebrating. 

    What's New
    • Windows authentication support
    • Sorting of Tags 

    What's Fixed
    • 'Save as draft' issues on closing application
    • Lightning continues to show libraries when module's disabled/not added in Sitefinity
    • Bringing a media item back with 'Ctrl+Z' in a content field after deleting it, does not send the item on publishing 
    • Switching sites does not resolve workflow action statuses
    • Various UI fixes

    Greetings,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team

  8. Georgi
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    Beta v0.9.9.1
    This version delivers highly requested features like Files management,
    Libraries support, Word and text documents editing and new authentication modes.

    What's New

    • Manage Files, Images and Documents copy / move, drag & drop, search operations, working with local and server media items
    • Text and MS Office documents editing - docx, txt, rtf, html
    • PDF viewer
    • LDAP support
    • Forms authentication

    What's Fixed
    • A few known issues fixed 
    • Improvements all over the application

    In order to use the new features, you will also need to update the Server module, from the NuGet gallery.

    We'll appreciate your feedback!

    Regards,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
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  9. Georgi
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    Hello everyone,

    This is important. 

    The beta versions of Lightning will no longer receive updates. We are releasing official version of Lightning, now known as Sitefinity Desktop Application pretty soon. Once released, this is going to be the official version and only that version will receive further updates. 

    Sitefinity Desktop Application will be able connect to any Sitefinity 6.1 or higher web sites out of the box, without the need for installing or maintaining a server component. Sitefinity versions prior to 6.1 will be supported only from the former Lightning beta versions.

    If you intend to upgrade your web sites to Sitefinity 6.1, please use the upcoming Sitefinity Desktop Application, in case you wish to create/manage content from your desktop. If you do not plan to upgrade yet, you are free to use what you already have - Lightning beta. 

    Expect more details soon. We'd like to thank to everyone who was part of the beta program of Lightning and provided feedback.

    Regards,
    Georgi
    Telerik
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