In the last newsletter, we informed you about the Kentico Site of the Year Awards. Are you curious who the winners are?
Before I tell you, there are three sites that grabbed my interest:
Royal Horticultural Society, a site that gets 5.7 million page views per month
EVN Portal, a site that integrates Kentico CMS with SAP to deliver on-line services to clients of the energy giant EVN in Austria
Blackboard, a site that was migrated to Kentico CMS from Microsoft CMS
MyShaw Intranet, an intranet for 30,000 Shaw Industries employees managed by 120+ editors
What do these sites have in common? They all show that you can successfully use Kentico CMS for large, complex and challenging enterprise-class projects. And that's not all - these sites were built with earlier versions of Kentico CMS. Version 5.0 that will be released at the end of this year will bring huge improvements in scalability and handling large number of documents. It means you will get not only a full-featured CMS, but also a platform that can be used for a project of any size. All of that at a reasonable price that will not make you spend the whole budget on the licenses.
But back to the Site of the Year contest. The Global Winner is Chicago Zoological Society
. This wonderful site received most votes and it won in two categories - Best non-profit organization site and Best graphic design.
Click here to see all awarded sites
Last Chance to Purchase Server License for Hosting of Multiple Clients!
There will be several changes
in licensing as soon as we release version 5.0 at the end of this month. One of the biggest changes is that web design agencies will no longer be able to use newly-purchased Server Licenses to host multiple clients. Instead, they will need to obtain a new license for every new client. The change will not affect clients who purchase Kentico CMS Server License before 5.0 release.
Purchase Kentico CMS Server License now and keep using it for multiple clients even after upgrade to version 5.0! For purchase, please contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or +1 888 225 2767.
It's also a good idea to upgrade your license to the Social Networking Edition
which will not only save your money, but you will also have a smooth upgrade path to the new licensing model since you will be automatically granted the new, full-featured Ultimate license once the version 5.0 is released. Again, our sales team
will help you figure out what licenses you currently own and how you can upgrade them.
Click here to learn more about new licensing and pricing in version 5.0
Early Preview of Version 5.0
The new version is almost finished and currently in the testing phase.
The TOP new features in 5.0 are:
Widgets for end-user customization
Administration interface and editor toolbar personalization
Ribbon-like style of Admin UI
MS SQL Replication support
Support of Custom tables data within staging synchronization
Side-by-side version comparison in version history
Searching in forums
Click here to discover more about the upcoming 5.0 release
Consulting Services and Express Remote Assistance
We have just launched
brand new Consulting Services and Express Remote Assistance.
We are introducing these services since we are often asked complex questions on architecture, performance optimization, integration and deep customizations of the CMS. As Kentico CMS gains larger share in Enterprise-level projects, the customers more and more often require advanced help that goes beyond standard technical support and needs to be answered by someone who knows Kentico CMS inside out.
These services are focused on helping developers with complex issues that go beyond standard technical support. We are not going to do web site development - this is our partner's job.
The Express Remote Assistance allows you to get remote technical support directly on your development machine and quickly solve technical issues
Click here for more information about new services
New Screencast Videos
Our Product Evangelist, Thom Robbins, published a new set of screencasts focused on WebParts, User Management, Polls and BizForms. These videos will help end users and developers quickly get started with Kentico CMS.
Click here to see the videos
We will appreciate if you give us some feedback on these videos at the very beginning so that we know your preferences and expectations. You can vote at Kentico.uservoice.com
Limited support hours during Christmas
We would like to inform you about limited support hours during upcoming Christmas as follows:
December 14 (due to technical maintenance): 2am – 2pm EST (New York); 7am – 7pm GMT (London)
December 23: 2am – 2pm EST (New York); 7am – 7pm GMT (London)
December 31: 2am – 6am EST (New York); 7am – 11am GMT (London)
Support department will be closed on:
December 24 and 25 (Christmas holidays)
January 1 (New Year)
What's New on Kentico Marketplace
We have received two interesting submissions to our marketplace
Did you build something interesting? Submit it and share it with others!
More Enterprise Clients Choosing Kentico CMS
The number of enterprise customers using Kentico CMS keeps growing. Sample of new sites running on Kentico CMS for this month are: