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Alexandria, VA, United States, 2011/06/14 - .NET Forge CMS is a new website CMS for web developers who know and love .NET technology. The new product includes a free Community edition and a Professional edition with e-commerce capabilities.
.NET Forge CMS is a professional platform for .NET developers with ORM tools and MVC architecture which are field-tested in large projects.
“We’re glad to see the appearance of .NET Forge CMS with the convenient Amber Ergonomics interface, which has received warm acceptance in thousands of projects. It is particularly gratifying to see that the ASP.NET developer community will now have a free edition of this popular commercial system. Considering the growth of interest in the ASP.NET platform over the last year, it’s clear that .NET Forge CMS has appear at just the right moment to satisfy that demand and continue the momentum,” said Gaidar Magdanurov, Manager for Web Technologies at Microsoft Russia.
Bitrix .NET Forge is the heir of Bitrix Site Manager ASP.NET, but differs significantly in its orientation to the .NET developers. .NET Forge CMS has now two editions: Community and Professional. The free Community edition allows the fast creation of a website fully measuring up to demands of today’s web with a no-cost, integrated platform. The business version adds an e-commerce module and can handle high-traffic sites and well as providing massive scalability. Both versions are highly stable and secure.
Version 6.0 differs greatly from its predecessor: it introduces the integrated Amber Ergonomics interface, multi-site support, cache dependencies, SKU in the e-store and a new policy for licensing.
The Amber Ergonomics interface combines basic content management functionality with performance and monitoring instruments for optimization of site performance, as well as a set of recommendations for site developers which maximize the speed, security and convenience of site management.
.NET Forge CMS 6.0 supports any number of sites with different domain names on a single installation. This feature, which is an option in the Professional edition, is supported in virtual hosting environments as well.
Cache Dependencies, also new in .NET Forge CMS 6.0, serve to update data immediately upon modification. This technology allows the changes in the site to be seen instantly, without waiting for the next scheduled refresh of the cache. Cache dependencies contribute significantly to user experience of the site and to the ease of content management.
The built-in SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) feature in the internet store allows the system to manage items which have several varying characteristics (size, color, options), and to reflect those differences in the price.
Bitrix now produces site management systems for two of the most popular platforms of today: PHP and ASP.NET. The products are developed separately and their functionality intersections significantly but not fully. The new .NET Forge CMS is the continuation of Bitrix Site Manager ASP.NET, which is now retired as a product.
All owners of commercial licenses of Bitrix Site Manager ASP.NET with an active subscription to updates can upgrade to the Professional edition of .NET Forge CMS 6.0 free of charge by using the SiteUpdate system.
The free Community edition and trial version of the Professional edition can be found at bitrix.net/download.
About Bitrix, Inc.
Bitrix (bitrix.net) is a privately-owned company developing an advanced business communications platform to bridge SMBs with their customers (Internet), partners (Extranet) and employees (Intranet). Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Bitrix is rated #3 most popular commercial CMS by W3Techs with 50,000+ installations and 6,000+ partners worldwide. Bitrix content management systems deploy on either Windows or Unix platforms and exist in .php and .NET variations.