News Sitefinity 4.0 CTP is Now Available

Telerik, a leading vendor of development tools and solutions for the Microsoft .NET platform, is happy to announce the first community preview of Sitefinity 4.0, introducing many technology improvements, performance optimizations, and exciting capabilities.

“The Sitefinity 4.0 CTP is a milestone release combining new and unique functionality with an intuitive User Interface” says Boyan Rabchev, Sitefinity Product Architect. “With this release, we would like to present our latest developments and progress and receive feedback from the Sitefinity community. Everyone is encouraged to experiment with this CTP release and provide feedback.”

The Sitefinity 4.0 CTP introduces many new features like content classification (taxonomy) which is critical for organizations with high data volumes. Other important highlights of the release are advanced security and granular permissions, integration with Google analytics, and complete personalization of the administrative interface. The Sitefinity 4.0 CTP offers new capabilities for business users who can freely experiment with various styling options provided by the powerful Page Layout Builder.

Beyond the new functionality, Sitefinity 4.0 CTP offers a highly intuitive and visually appealing interface, which is the result of continuous research and testing with numerous Sitefinity CMS users. The administrative interface of Sitefinity 4.0 is built according to usability best practices, and it follows Web 2.0 guiding principles. It also provides improved performance thanks to the ajaxified backend and personalized navigation.

The Sitefinity CTP release signifies the first major step in the development plans for the major release of Sitefinity 4.0,  which will include even more innovations and enhancements. The Sitefinity team would like to hear your feedback which will be instrumental for shaping the final version, expected to ship later in 2010. The Sitefinity CTP release is available for download here.

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