A lot of Sitefinity web sites (this web site included) are still running on Sitefinity 3.x. When Sitefinity 4.0 was released, Telerik open-sourced a migration tool, but there were several use cases that weren’t 100% addressed by this tool. Consequently, many of us have remained on the 3.x platform due to lack of time to address these remaining scenarios.
Earlier today, Georgi Chokov published a blog post informing the Sitefinity community that migration from Sitefinity 3 to Sitefinity 4 is about to get a refresh reboot:
We realize that a better solution is needed to migrate Sitefinity 3.x projects to 4.x and we feel the need to take a stronger position on this matter. Therefore we’ve assigned one internal team to enhancing the migration tool and this will be their main focus over the next weeks. We will deliver weekly iterations with the new enhancements so everything we do gets released as soon as possible. We are also taking the migration tool off Codeplex and are going to include it as a module inside Sitefinity 4.x.
This is welcome news to everyone (myself included). I’ve used Sitefinity 4.x in several green field projects, but historically it’s been challenging to move existing projects to the latest Sitefinity platform. I’m looking forward to reporting the upgrade of this web site soon.
Be sure to watch the Sitefinity blogs for updates.