Monday, October 18, 2010

Sitecore 6.4 in Technical Preview

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Monday…it is a wonderful day in our Mill Valley office…I am in the mood of writing something non-technical for once, so no pipelines, custom commands or event handlers today.

That’s because a truly great piece of news hit the web today. Sitecore 6.4 is out in Technical Preview. If you have not seen Alistair’s early Sneak Peak on 6.4 post and John West’s blog series on new features, here is a quick teaser for you on what’s in the box:

  • Updated Page Editor merged with Page Designer. Try it out on your iPad!
  • Cross browser support
  • New Rich Text Editor
  • Proxies deprecated in favor of Item Cloning
  • .NET 4.0
  • Initial support for MVC
  • More extensibility through additional pipelines
  • Much more

Check out Release disclaimer.

Besides all the technological goodies included in this release, I believe that the next coolest thing about it is how Sitecore approached it. Every single feature or enhancement is purely based on your feedback. Developers wanted .NET 4.0 and MVC, even more freedom in customizing the software. Business Users wanted better behaving Rich Text Editor and enhanced Page Editor/Design experience. Everyone wanted to work in favorite browser.
Sitecore listened and executed.

So what does it mean for you, fellow Sitecorian? Now it is your chance – download, install and provide that valuable feedback as early as possible.
6.4 will be one of the coolest versions we’ve ever had, there is no doubt about that!