Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sitecore 7 Initial Release Now Available

This is very exciting news for a lot of reasons.  First of all, my new laptop is running Windows 8 so I was forced to run Sitecore 6.6 on a VM on my laptop rather than natively.  

Hello Sitecore Enthusiast!

Sitecore is pleased to announce the availability of Sitecore 7. Sitecore can scale to massive amounts of content, and allow users to search, filter and target that content in more sophisticated ways than ever before.
Sitecore 7.0 rev. 130424 Major Features and Highlights:
  • Item Buckets for large scale storage of content without a tree structure
  • Faceted Search
  • Tagging and Bulk Operations
  • Boosting Rules
  • New Search Screens for content authors in the Content Editor, Page Editor, and in many dialog boxes.
  • LINQ to Provider
  • Datasource Queries and GUID/LinkDatabase Datasources
  • DocumentMapping 
  • A new Sitecore.ContentSearch namespace that contains new indexing and search APIs.
  • Support for .NET 4.5
Support for running Sitecore on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.