Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 Released

We have just released version 5.5R2! This release brings brand new Enterprise 2.0 Intranet features and Cloud computing adoption! Read this blog post for more details.

What's new in Kentico CMS 5.5 R2

Kentico Intranet Solution

Kentico Intranet Solution is a ready-to-use intranet site you can easily install, configure and start using within a few hours. It's a perfect solution for those who need an out-of-the-box intranet or who want to have some starting point they can build on.

It combines all intranet-related features of Kentico CMS, including:

  • content management
  • document libraries
  • project management
  • workgroups
  • social networking features
  • and others

 It comes with 3 pre-defined themes and you can easily create your own.


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Download Intranet User's guide

We are working on the Intranet Admin's guide which will be ready at the end of 2010.

Document Management

The Document Management module is based on the Document Library web part/widget, which allows you to manage documents on the live site. You can use the following document management features:

•    Direct editing using Microsoft Office or other applications via WebDAV
•    File management – Copy/Delete/Open/Edit/Upload
•    Permissions management per file and per document library
•    Check-in/check-out
•    Workflow
•    Document archiving
•    Version history


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Project and Task Management

The Project Management module allows you to manage projects and tasks. It allows you to easily monitor the progress of all tasks and projects.

Each project and task has a status, estimated time, priority, deadline, progress and other important properties. Based on the properties, tasks and projects are graphically represented on the website.

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The Workgroups module allows you to create a place where your employees or partners can collaborate on a project, share ideas or upload documents.

Workgroups can be created and managed directly by end users. Access to workgroup content can be limited to site members or only to workgroup members. Workgroup members may invite other users to join their workgroup.

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WebDAV Support

Kentico CMS comes with built-in WebDAV support that allows you to open, edit and save documents from Kentico CMS using Microsoft Office and some other applications. It means you do not have to save the document to your local disk, make changes locally and then upload the modified document back to the server. This greatly simplifies the way you work with documents published on your website or intranet.

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Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Support

With the release of 5.5R2, we can connect the website with Sharepoint 2007, Sharepoint 2010, Sharepoint Services 3.0 and Sharepoint Foundation 2010 via the included Sharepoint web parts.

Windows Azure Support

From this release on, Kentico CMS supports Cloud Computing and we can deploy our solution to the Microsoft Windows Azure platform.

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Where to Learn More


As always, you can download Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 at

Deployment package for Windows Azure Platfom is available for download here.

Where Do I Find the Upgrade Procedure?

The upgrade procedure will be available for download later this week at

Pricing and Licensing

Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 brings the new Document Management Package that contains:
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • WebDAV Support
It is available for the same price as all other packages (from $ 1,499). Look at the Feature Matrix here.

With the release of 5.5 R2, we are going to drop the Cloud License from our price list. The change will make our licensing simpler and more affordable for those who want to use Windows Azure or other cloud platforms. More details can be found in the Simplified Cloud Licensing blog post.

Kentico Intranet Solution, the ready-to-use intranet site, is included for free, but you will need to purchase the appropriate license for the features you want to use.

The Document Management Package is also included in the Ultimate License. And here's the good news: there's no change to the Ultimate License price, so you actually get more features for the same price!

Click here for more details about Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 licensing.

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