Enhanced Mobile Website Support
The new concept of Mobile Layouts allows customers to more easily create mobile-ready websites or even convert existing websites to mobile sites without redesigning them from scratch. Marketers can easily create content adjusted for different devices and preview the website in the appropriate screen size directly from their browser.
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Easily create wireframes directly in Kentico CMS and share them with team members. With wireframes, marketers and UX designers can clearly articulate how the page should look. The built-in wireframing tool allows you to manage your sketches in the context of your website, rather than at a separate location, and even to combine existing page templates with wireframe elements when planning page redesign.
Version 7 makes it easier for development teams to work on Kentico CMS projects. The newly-introduced support for check-in/check-out of page templates, CSS stylesheets, transformations and other objects will help you avoid overwriting changes made by someone else.
Preview in code editors
Preview CSS stylesheets, transformations, page layouts, web part containers and web part layouts as you edit the code without going back and forth between editing and preview. Whenever you hit Save, the preview is updated, so you can immediately see the result of your changes.
Web Part Toolbox
Easily drag and drop web parts from the new toolbox to the page. The new UI similar to Visual Studio toolbox makes developers more productive by allowing them to quickly search for web parts and add them to the page.
Enhanced MVC Support
Kentico CMS provides enhanced support for the MVC development model - now you can use MVC alongside existing development models (web forms, portal engine, etc.) without limits.
Advanced Security Settings
The new version brings even more robust security, allowing site administrators to define passwords and account policies:
configurable password complexity
account locking after a chosen number of failed logon attempts
screen-locking after a certain period of inactivity
e-mail subscription confirmation (double opt-in) for Forums, Blog comments and Message Boards
session attacks protection
built-in click-jacking protection
optional disabling of the autocomplete feature for user name on logon forms
New Web Parts
There are many new web parts that provide additional out-of-the-box functionality:
Web parts for integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest
QR code generator
Faceted search (search filter for categories)
Kentico continues to enhance support for cloud deployments. Besides releasing the cloud-based Kentico+ SaaS offering, Kentico introduces the following enhancements in version 7:
tool for deployment to Windows Azure using the Kentico Installation Manager
ability to run Kentico Windows Services for scheduling and health monitoring in Windows Azure
built-in Amazon S3 integration for uploading files into the cloud which allows customers to serve files faster in both cloud and hybrid configurations.