Kentico CMS version 5.5 and the future

Kentico have released the next version of Kentico CMS - version 5.5. Its a is small upgrade adding some new features and fixing any issues that have cropped since the release of version 5.0 - new features include:

  • Support for VS 2010 and .NET 4.0
  • Support for creating mobile websites
  • Facebook connect and OpenID authentication
  • Easy creation of RSS feeds from any content using web parts
  • Template scopes for different site sections
  • Improved paging in the administration interface
  • Global administrators may be denied access to the Site Manager
  • Support for Bing and Yahoo maps
  • Out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft Sharepoint Server
  • Out-of-the-box MetaWeblogAPI interface that enables you to use editors like Windows Live Writer of MS Word to write your blog posts.

See the link below for full details:

Also Kentico have released the road map for version 6.0 which they are billing as the largest release for Kentico so far. Hi-lights as quoted from the Kentico site ( are to be:

  • New On-line Marketing Package (campaign and lead management, improved web analytics)
  • Windows Azure support
  • Dashboards within user interface
  • On-site editing - new simplified editing interface for basic users
  • Widgets placed into text and support for widgets in ASPX page templates
  • Multi-file uploader
  • Bi-directional staging
  • Improvements in Newsletter module –double opt-in, click tracking
  • Object versioning and locking for development objects (stylesheets, transformations, etc.)
  • Show and edit language versions side by side
  • E-commerce improvements – taxes per state and ZIP, better shipping calculation, and many others
  • Export data into Excel, CSV and XML
  • CKEditor integration instead of FCKeditor
  • Microsoft Chart Controls integration

All looking good and very much in-line with the needs and wishes of our customers. Great forward thinking as usual from Kentico, can't wait to start playing with version 6.0 next year!

Posted: 18/05/2010 12:56:00 by d2x | with 0 comments
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