Waiting for the Service Pack, is a time honored tradition in the Microsoft ecosystem. New issues are always discovered with fresh releases and many customers choose to let the dust settle before getting involved. If this describes your perspective on Sitefinity 4.0, then the wait is over!
By contrast, if you’re one of the intrepid explorers who braved a freshly minted release, then you’re going to love this service pack.
Lots of fixes, lots of improvements and a few new features
In the weeks following the release of Sitefinity 4.0, Telerik delivered a steady stream of improvements. However, many of the improvements were only visible in the weekly developer builds. These weekly developer builds are available for download, but they aren’t officially supported or recommended. Consequently, they aren’t useful for real-world project.
Thankfully, all of these improvements (and more!) are found in the Service Pack. All of this is officially supported by Telerik and provides a clear upgrade path (4.0 –> 4.0 SP1 –> Q1 2011).
Click here to download the Sitefinity 4.0 Service Pack.
What’s included and how do I upgrade?
Here is how to get started with the Sitefinity 4.0 Service Pack:
- Read the release notes - (more info)
- Download the Service Pack
- Follow the upgrade instructions - (more info)
This service pack is an essential upgrade for any serious Sitefinity 4.0 project. It addresses a ton of troublesome issue and will greatly improve your Sitefinity experience.
As wonderful as this Service Pack is, there is still more work to be done though. Telerik recently added Sitefinity to PITS to provide visibility into many of these reported issues. Be sure to report your issues, vote and subscribe to stay informed.