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Brown Bag –Reasons to upgrade to
Kentico 9Ilesh Mistry
We architect, design and build bespoke KENTICO websites that deliver outstanding user experiences.
Continuous IntegrationWebsite development is now up to 30% faster
Serialises ALL most objects into XML
Serialised objects are very small in size so shouldn’t increase the file size massively
It should pave the way for easy local database setup, which is something not done with Kentico before
It is not recommended to be used on the Production environment
Setup seems fairly straightforward
Content Staging in conjunction with Kentico CI
Integrated Campaign ManagementKentico have revamped the Campaign Management section
Optimize Your Campaigns for Better Results
The time to execute cross-channel online digital marketing campaigns is greatly reduced
Allows you to develop campaign assets, launch campaigns, and analyse results from one location, helping optimize your campaigns for better results
You can now build custom campaign funnels to help you analyse exactly the steps that are important for your business
Web Farm SupportScaling Environments Optimized for the Cloud
Being able to handle additional traffic to your website
Auto-scaling keeps multiple instances of your Kentico website in sync within the environment
Self-healing Capabilities - the built-in Web Farm Support will detect the problem, stop processing any synchronization requests for the instance, and notify the system administrator of the issue
ASP.NET MVC SupportIncreased Productivity with Semantic Content Editing
Provides you with a more semantic approach to content editing, without the distraction of page settings – create content once and use it in various locations on the live site
With a cleaner architectural layout, you increase your content editing productivity and speed of website delivery dramatically
Doesn’t work with Kentico EMS and Ecommerce, but there can be some work arounds/additional work
Big plans to improve this for Kentico 10!
ModularizationIncreased Productivity with Semantic Content Editing
You can create modules to serve specific needs that can be packaged automatically, stored, and reused in subsequent projects
Reduce your development costs by creating customized modules with all the elements you need for current and future projects
The Modularization feature in Kentico is fully compatible with Kentico’s Page Types, meaning you can edit a page type and include it in the module. After this, every time the package is exported, it will contain the module data and the specified page types, this wasn’t the case in previous versions
Kentico 9 – minor detailsFixed various bugs that were there in Version 8 and the admin area looks the same.
Remember Kentico only support 2 versions back, so if there are any problems, then Kentico would not likely to help. Get your clients to Upgrade!
Have a look at the Release Notes
The minimum required version of Microsoft .NET Framework is now 4.5
Performance - Improved performance for:- Loading of page data by listing and menu web parts.- Displaying of data on multilingual sites that use the Combine with default culture setting. - Other page-related operations.
Security - The system now uses security tokens to protect pages against Cross site request forgery attacks.
No longer support for some of the web parts and widgets are no longer supported in Kentico version 9Remember to think about this when upgrading your sites to Kentico 9 e.g. Document Library – it will still work, but no support!
Other cool features
Kentico 9 – other featuresDefault Transformations are no longer generated when Page Types or Custom Tables are created
Form Builder status messages
How to videos in documentation
Groups can be defined to organise tasks in Staging
Web Part, Widgets and Form Controls 'Usage' tab
Bulk File Import no longer available
API Examples now moved out of Admin area
IP-based contact/visitor tracking is gone
Root template category
Quick demo on other features
Kentico 9 – demo featuresThere are lots of things to show and the interface is similar to Version 8
Demo featuresHelpful tips panel
Content Only Page Types can’t revert back
Only 1 Page alias allowed in the view
Hands on Kentico 9
Kentico 9 – hands onVarious places to get your hands on Version 9
Hosted Trial – 7 days
Trial Version – 14 days
Thank you! Any questions?