Sitefinity 4.1 offers performance gains up to 35 percent, compatibility with new Microsoft cloud OS and native language support
WALTHAM, MA, APRIL 18, 2011 – Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions, today revealed details of its latest release for Sitefinity, the company’s robust Web Content Management System (WCM). The Sitefinity 4.1 release introduces a number of upgrades and improvements to the sophisticated system, including enhancements delivering performance increases of up to 35 percent. Also being debuted is support for Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud services operating system, and native language packs for international Sitefinity users.
“This release delivers significant improvements that benefit all the audiences typically using a WCM. Content editors get a working environment in their native language, developers and site administrators have more server and database support options, and finally the considerable performance boost obviously benefits all,” said Martin Kirov, Sitefinity executive vice president, Telerik. “Our dedication to uncompromising quality and innovation means we cannot and will not settle for offering products that are just ‘good enough’. Telerik will continue to aggressively pursue and deliver those leading-edge solutions that developers need to excel.”
With the release of Sitefinity 4.1, the system is now compatible with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s recently released platform that acts as a runtime for off-premises application development, management, and hosting. With this integrated support for Microsoft Azure, developers can leverage Sitefinity’s exceptional features and functionality to tap into new cloud-based markets and revenue streams, as well as reaping the benefits that cloud computing offers, like greater reliability and increased uptime at a lower cost threshold than with conventional IT infrastructures.
Amid the numerous other enhancements incorporated into the Sitefinity 4.1 release is a new intelligent auto-caching algorithm enabling faster page loading and serving for websites. Also contributing to Sitefinity’s elevated performance is its upgraded virtual path provider, which streamlines and accelerates serving of dynamic content. With its smarter auto-caching and improved virtual path provider, developers using Sitefinity will realize speed and efficiency gains reaching up to 35 percent. In turn, this heightened performance will facilitate better, faster, and more satisfying experiences for end-users.
New language packs, providing authors, content managers, and content creators with a broad variety of native language support for backend and administrative tasks, are also being launched. Among the numerous language packs being introduced are German, Spanish, and Arabic, with additional packs planned for future releases. Other features, upgrades, and enhancements being presented as part of this release are:
- Comprehensive lists module
- Customizable User Profiles for storing and displaying user-specific information
- Support for page redirects and multiple URLs
- Shared content blocks permitting greater content reusability
- Improved ORM mapping for greater extensibility
“In addition to our internal roadmap and strategy, we rely on our community for insight on the features and functionality that should be incorporated into Sitefinity,” said Martin Kirov. “We have achieved a new high in terms of feature-richness, robustness, and product quality and stability. Many of these gains are the result of the input we’ve received, and the Sitefinity 4.1 release underscores Telerik’s continued engagement with and commitment to the global Sitefinity community.”
The Sitefinity 4.1 release is available for immediate download from your account. Read the full release notes and upgrade instructions.
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations.
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