Virginia-based Bitrix releases Bitrix Site Manager 5.1, which is faster on the rendering side than the previous version, and in the grand spirit of this Web 2.0 thing is both sporting a fancy AJAX-enabled UI and supports the creation of blogs. Through an updated set of tools users can create blogs and better manage online discussions. The all new e-Learning module supports both the creation of training courses and the design and processing of follow-up exams.
The system was optimized for improved delivery-side performance, an enhancement aimed specifically at the larger enterprise and the challenge of scaling larger dynamic websites. All editions of 5.1 are additionally outfitted with the ability to import and export data (in CSV format) to and from Bitrix information blocks.
In addition to improved affiliate management, new tools, and an AJAX-enabled UI, administrators using the forum module will now be able to delete and filter obscenities left by the occasional disgruntled web surfer (or competitor in disguise).
All this is good news for existing customers, as current Bitrix Site Manager clients with active support subscriptions can update their systems for free via the Site Updater. Non-clients can check out the demo in their Virtual Lab.
Bitrix is offered as tiered program ranging from the basics to more complex enterprise web solutions. The souped-up Enterprise Edition includes such things as the AD/LDAP module. On the support side clients may choose between two types of tech support -- Privileged and Standard -- which vary based on your subscription duration and price.