Sitefinity 8.1 Beta is available for download on this link
This version contains Translations Module, Site Sync and Email Campaigns improvements, and numerous fixes.
Please, take a look and let us know what you think!
Important: Sitefinity 8.1 Beta is not production ready and should not be used on live sites. Upgrades from and to it will not be supported.
NuGet packages are available on http://nuget.sitefinity.com. The packages are beta version with number 8.1.5740.0, so you need to switch to "PreRelease" version of NuGet Package Manager.
If you are using Nuget and you are going to try an upgrade on your existing project, please do the following
1. Uninstall Telerik.Sitefinity.All or Telerik.Sitefinity.Mvc manually.
2. Set SitefinityWebApp.csproj targetFramework to .net 4.5
Dev Tools and Frameworks
New MVC Widgets
New MVC Selectors
The Translations module helps you automate the process of translating your content items, pages, and templates. Using this module, you can easily send multilingual content directly to external translating agencies, and follow the progress of translations from within Sitefinity.
Depending on the translation agency you work with, you can:
Translation editors can also:
Thus, the module allows you to minimize the tedious work of managing translations, reduces the risk of errors, and provides centralized control of all translation tasks.
Licensing: Available in Enterprise Edition
Scheduling of multiple sync tasks (FP, FP)
This functionality allows you to schedule multiple synchronization tasks to occur in time. You can create numerous tasks and set them to sync to different destination servers or sites.
In a new section “Scheduled tasks”, users can view upcoming scheduled sync tasks and modify them. Section “Sync history” displays a list of completed syncs in the past.
Batch Sending of Emails (FP, FP)
Using this functionality, you can send emails in batches to the SMTP server. Thus, you minimize the chance of overloading the mail server, and can adhere to server limitations, if such exist.