Notes from the CEO
Five months ago, we announced plans for version 4.1. And I'm happy to say we were able to deliver it on time, with promised features. The new version comes with some exciting improvements that include:
- Improved full-text search capabilities with new Smart Search engine
- New concept of document attachments
- New, easy-to-use dialogs for uploading and inserting images
- Improvements in multi-lingual content management
- 100% performance growth (up to 16,000 page views per second on a single desktop machine!)
As you can see, we keep our focus on improving the existing features
rather than adding many new modules. We realize that Kentico CMS is already a full-featured product that provides the same functionality you get with enterprise-class Web content management solutions that cost ten times more. Instead of adding new modules our competition doesn't have yet, we decided to focus on providing the best user experience, flexibility, stability and scalability
for our existing modules. We follow your feedback and implement the features you're missing step-by-step, version-by-version.
If you do not find the feature you need in version 4.1, please be patient. We are already working on version 5.0 that will bring enterprise-class scalability and performance and it will also implement many of the requested improvements. We will publish a detailed plan during September.
You can read more details about version 4.1 in this article
or if you want to see just the "best of", read the TOP 10 new features of our CTO
Click here to download Kentico CMS 4.1 for ASP.NET
Version 4.1 uses the same license key as version 4.0 and you can easily upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1 using the upgrade procedure
We have some more exciting news for you, so stay tuned for the next newsletter issue.
CEO, Kentico Software
New Partner Program
We have just launched a new version of Kentico Partner Program. The goal of this program is to better help Kentico Solutions Partners sell and implement Kentico CMS. The new program will better recognize the active and experienced partners and provide them with more benefits. We have also launched a new Partner Portal where partners can manage their profiles, report their activities, receive benefits and get useful information.
All partners have been sent with logon details. If you're a registered Kentico Solution Partner, but haven't received your logon details yet, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested in becoming a Kentico Solution Partner, please click here
New Kentico Developer Magazine
We are happy to announce that Candice and Richard Pendergast have started a new on-line magazine for developers who use Kentico CMS. It will bring articles on how to create web sites with Kentico CMS and tips and tricks from developers who already use Kentico in their job. You can find it at http://www.kenticodeveloper.com
Webinar: Get Better Results from Your CMS
Why is a robust Content Management Solution (“CMS”) essential to organic optimization and a successful PPC Campaign? In this 40 minute webinar, you’ll learn the importance of having a well built website from a lead generation standpoint. Employing a CMS is one way to ensure that your website is always driving qualified leads. We’ll cover the basics of search engine optimization and the role a CMS plays in making these efforts successful. Some of the topics we’ll cover include:
- How does a CMS make complying with SEO best practices easy?
- How do you constantly improve the performance of your website?
- How does a CMS make it easy to quickly launch new landing pages?
- How does a CMS help you initiate social media, like a blog, on your website?
Join us on Thursday, August 27th at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
to learn how a robust Content Management Solution can drive success for your business.
Click here to register for the webinar.