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Sitefinity Releases Version 9.2

Hodgson is proud to partner with Sitefinity. With this update, the CMS improves website management, increases conversions and offers a get to market faster strategy.

Sitefinity CMS 9.2 release notes

Developer Productivity

Add-Ons framework

The Sitefinity CMS Add-Ons framework enables developers to extend Sitefinity in a manner, which separates custom implementations from the core. Applying this approach helps with deployments, upgrades, and troubleshooting, and enables reuse and sharing.The functionality can be used for creating reusable Site Starter Kits, Themes, Custom Modules and Widgets, etc. In Sitefinity developers can export Add-Ons and distribute them to other Sitefinity applications via NuGet Packages. 

Continuous delivery support 
This feature allows users to define the behavior of Sitefinity projects in the different deployment environments - Development, Testing and Live.  Developers can organize continuous delivery workflows, which work seamlessly and with minimum need to resolve conflicts.

Export for deployment of websites
Developers can export Sitefinity Web Sites and deploy them to other environments as part of continuous deployment workflows.

Calendar widget for events (MVC)
The Calendar Widget can be used to display Events on sites using the Sitefinity MVC and Front-end Framework Feather.  

Page templates revision history
Users working with Page Templates can see a log of old revisions and revert to a version of their choice. This provides for better visibility, control and error recovery when editing Page Templates..  

Web services improvements
Sitefinity Data Web Services come with unified implementation for dynamic and static modules, optimized requests for related taxonomies and numerous field validation checks. Starting with this version, the master identifier of lifecycle items is used as item identifier. 

Performance

Performance diagnostics module
The Diagnostics Module adds the option to track Sitefinity page compilations in order to identity performance bottlenecks. The module includes improved interface for tracking of logged HTTP requests, background tasks and SQL queries. Developer can control the type of collected data, while new suggestion engine provides insights for optimizations.

Page Precompiler tool 
The Page precompile tool is optimized for speedy performance and better results.

Developer tools upgrades
Telerik Data Access upgraded to Q2 2016 version 2016.2.822.0
Kendo UI upgraded to Q2 2016 SP2 version 2016.2.714 Kendo UI upgraded to Q2 2016 SP2version 2016.2.714
Telerik AJAX UI Controls for ASP.NET(Rad Controls) upgraded to Q2 2016 SP1 version 2016.2.607.40
Service Stack version 4.0.62
GeoIP database upgraded with latest changes since 07 Sep 2016
Upgraded ServiceStack to 4.0.62
require.js upgraded from 2.1.22 to 2.2.0
r.js upgraded from 2.1.22 to 2.2.0
text.js upgraded from 2.0.14 to 2.0.15

Discontinued

Support for Microsoft Framework NET 4.0
Sitefinity CMS now requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5. All product .dlls are updated to .NET 4.5, and .NET 4.0 is no longer supported.

Thunder Support for Visual Studio 2010
All Thunder .dlls are upgraded to Microsoft .Net 4.5. Visual Studio 2010 is no longer supported.

Mobile App Builder Module
The Mobile App Builder has been discontinued and should use the out-of-the box integration with Telerik Platform.  

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