Umbraco 4 is Available, Open source cms built on .net

It's official. Just as they promised, Umbraco has released version 4.0 of their ASP.NET Web Content Management System.

After 18 months of hard work, here's the highlights you can expect from v4:

  • Developers: Support for ASP.NET Master Pages, Membership & Role Providers, AJAX, any .NET language. Event Model, Documented API and full source code available
  • Designers: Built on W3C Standards, Accessibility Section  508 compliant, a template engine yet complete design freedom and support for RIA-powered websites based on Flash or Silverlight.
  • End Users: New, easy to use interface, MS Word integration, Media Library, Content Versioning and Scheduling, Notifications and Tracking, built-in translation management, multi-lingual and supports all major browsers.

Remember, the upgrade is supposed to be painless, unless you have a few features implemented such as the XSLT helper method RenderTemplate(), UltraSimpleMailer / Newsletter and 3rd party datatypes.

And for those German-speaking fans, there is now a sister site to Umbraco.org: Umbraco.de which contains a mirror of the important parts of the Umbraco.org site.

You can get the new release on codeplex now.