Dominik Pinter

Dominik Pinter

I'm a fan of cloud computing (primarily Windows Azure) and I really like to dig into web application security. My blog is focused on everything related to Kentico, .NET Framework, Cloud platforms and web application security.

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Reducing Intranet Functionality

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Hi all, this is another quick addition to the series started by Radek Matej called Fighting Featuritis. As part of this initiative, we have decided to reduce a little of the functionality of our Intranet. We want to explain to you all what we are removing in Kentico 9, what the reasons are, and what support we will offer you in case you use any of the removed functionality.

ASP.NET 5 (ASP.NET vNext) and Kentico

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As most of you probably know, Microsoft is currently working on a new generation of ASP.NET framework called ASP.NET 5. There is plenty of buzz around this new framework and the biggest question for many ASP.NET developers is what needs to be done to utilize it in existing web applications. Many of you have asked us about our thoughts, and when Kentico will start to support it. This blogpost sheds some light on that topic.

Dropping support of ASP.NET 4.0 in Kentico 9

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As you probably know, the next version of Kentico is going to be Kentico 9 and we expect to release it in the second half of 2015. It's a major version update and therefore we want to implement some bigger changes in relation to the technologies we support. One of these changes will be to drop support for ASP.NET 4.0.

Kentico 8.2: Upgrade Improvements

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One of our goals at Kentico is to deliver the easiest upgrade procedure possible. In Kentico 8, we introduced the Code Upgrade tool to help with the API changes. In Kentico 8.1, we started to release upgrades on the same day of the release. And now, Kentico 8.2 comes with support for the contact management database in the upgrade procedure.

Modularization improvements in Kentico 8.2

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We introduced the Modules application in Kentico 8. The purpose of the application is to help you create custom modules with ease on the Kentico platform. Kentico 8.2 will bring an even bigger update to this Modules application – the ability to package modules using NuGet technology. This blogpost will guide you through all the details.

Introducing the Kentico Improvement Program

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Kentico 8.2 and all upcoming versions from here on offer you the opportunity to join us for the Kentico Improvement Program. On a basic level, this means that you can send us anonymous data about the tools you use in the system. We obviously respect your privacy, so joining the program is totally optional. Also, since Kentico has always been a transparent company, we will explain all of the details about this program in this post, from both a business and technical point of view.

Kentico 8 performance report

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Kentico 8 has been out now for a few months and I hope you are enjoying it and making the most out of it! One of the things you may be asking about it is how it looks from the performance point of view. The Kentico 8 performance report is here to answer your questions right now.

Kentico 8.1 upgrade

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As you may already know, the next version of Kentico will be a minor version of Kentico 8.1. The following blogpost summarizes information regarding the upgrade to Kentico 8.1.


Upgrade to Kentico 8.1: Breaking changes

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As you may know already, we’re going to release updated versions of Kentico more often. The next version will be a minor release named Kentico 8.1. You are probably sitting at your desk right now wondering, “How easy will it be to upgrade to this new version?” This article describes how we will approach breaking changes in Kentico 8.1 as well as in other minor versions.

Kentico 8.1: Removing support for medium trust environment

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Kentico 8.1 is the upcoming version after our big release of Kentico 8 in March. It’s scheduled for Q3 this year and we decided to drop support for the medium trust environment. This blog post contains information that explains the reasoning behind this.

Kentico 8 Upgrade: Update

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Kentico 8 has been released and we are working very hard to deliver an upgrade procedure for it. I’m bringing you an update with information regarding the upgrade procedure and the amount of time in which we will still be supporting Kentico 7 in terms of providing hofixes.

Upgrade to Kentico 8

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Only three weeks left until the release of Kentico 8. As always, we will prepare an upgrade package for those of you who want to update your existing Kentico 7 projects to the latest version. This article contains more detailed information, such as the date when the upgrade will become available to you and other important material.

Kentico V8: The future of Visual Studio and .NET versions in Kentico

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There are just few weeks to go before we release Kentico V8. For us, it’s time to make our final decisions about the features we want in V8 and the software (Visual studio, browsers, etc.) we want to support. We recently decided that Kentico V8 will not support Visual studio (VS) 2010.

Hotfix: CKEditor 3.x and Internet Explorer 11

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We recently discovered a rendering problem between V7’s WYSIWYG editor, CKEditor and Internet Explorer 11. We addressed this problem in hotfix 7.0.66. This blog post contains details about the fix and our future plans to avert similar issues.

Annoucing Kentico CMS 7 Support for Visual Studio 2013

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On October 17 Microsoft released its new version of Visual Studio. Kentico has been actively involved in the beta process with Microsoft. It’s my pleasure to officially announce the  support of Kentico CMS 7 with Visual Studio 2013. In this blog post we will take a look at few highlights of Visual Studio as well as on how you can use it with Kentico CMS.

A closer look at Kentico+

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Kentico+ gives users all the stability, flexibility and scalability of Kentico Enterprise Marketing Solution (EMS), but is offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. This post tells you what’s new in the recently released version 2.0 and how it can benefit you right away.   

Security best practices with Kentico CMS - Explore this Kentico Connection session

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Hi there, I’m Dominik Pinter and here at Kentico I work as a group product manager for SaaS & Cloud. However, my big passion is web application security, so part of my job is to make sure that Kentico CMS is always well-secured, and this year I became a certified ethical hacker. I’d like to give you a taste of what my session at Kentico Connection will be about.

What is the optimal Windows Azure size for my project?

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Our customers are often asking me this question. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer and it depends on many different aspects.  This post aims to help you decide which size is optimal for your project. I will also show you how you can change an instance size.

Kentico CMS 7 - Security improvements

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Kentico takes security seriously and security improvements are an important part of any new release. Password expiration and policy enforcement, are just a few of the new security improvements in Kentico CMS 7. in this interactive and demo filled session we looked at  the new security improvements in Kentico CMS 7.

Slides available here

Windows Azure news

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Hi there! Last week, two quite important things happened regarding Kentico CMS and Windows Azure. In this post I’m going to describe both of them.

Kentico CMS 7 – Making the Cloud Even Easier

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Extended providers, web farm synchronization, and extended deployment support are just a few of the features you need to make your life in the clouds even easier with Kentico CMS 7. In this webinar we will look at how Kentico CMS 7 continues to lead the industry with their cloud support.

Presentation slides are avaialble here

Webinar: Kentico EMS+

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Kentico EMS+ is your cloud powered Customer Experience (CXM) solution. Built on the secure and scalable Windows Azure cloud platform and leveraging the industry leading Kentico Enterprise Marketing solution. Kentico EMS+ allows you to easily add more storage and servers on the go without adding complexity. How do you manage and implement a website using Kentico EMS+?  In this webinar, Dominik Pinter, Technical Leader Kentico CMS shows how to manage and develop your website with Kentico EMS+.

New web farm update mechanism

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A part of the current hotfix package (6.0.21) is the brand new mechanism for synchronizing web farm servers. This mechanism does not use URL notifications so it eases web farm configuration. Also, it will continue to work when any of your web farm servers change its internal IP address (for example, when you make a VIP swap on Windows Azure).

Amazon S3 provider for the CMS.IO namespace

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I’m really happy to announce the brand new provider for the CMS.IO namespace. This feature enables you to store all files in your Kentico CMS web application to Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service). This service is part of the Amazon web services cloud service. This blog post guides you through the installation and configuration of this provider.

SQL Azure

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For several months I have been writing a series about the basics of Windows Azure. This post is the last one from that series and we will focus on databases in Microsoft cloud, on a service called SQL Azure.

Where did the System.IO namespace go

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When you search for System.IO namespace in the code of Kentico CMS 6 you won´t find it anywhere. Instead of that, you will find a little different namespace - CMS.IO. In this post I will describe why we changed this and what it means for you. I´ll also finish my talk about storing data in Windows Azure because it´s highly related to the CMS.IO namespace.

Data storage in Windows Azure

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Hello again, it´s time for another deep dive into Windows Azure. Today’s menu features Windows Azure storage. We will look at the possibilities of storing data in the whole platform, what is different from the standard Windows server and how to leverage new storages which Windows Azure offers.

Webinar - Kentico Technical Learning: Installing and Management on Windows Azure

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The cloud is an amazing evolution in computing! This evolution requires changes in how we deploy and manage our applications and sites. What are the architecture patterns you need to think about? How do you install? How do you manage your site? These are just a few of the questions that we often hear from our customers.  In this webinar Dominik Pinter, Senior Kentico Developer, will cover how to prepare your site for Windows Azure and then deploy it to the cloud. Once you have your site up we will cover how you can manage your site using both the Kentico CMS tools and the tools available from Windows Azure.

Slides for this webinar are available here

Stateless in Seattle (Windows Azure series)

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After a longer delay, I’m bringing you the next post to in the series about the Windows Azure platform here on DevNet. This time we will discuss statelessness in Windows Azure. This is the most basic requirement for your application to be able to run there. I will explain the challeneges related to this topic in details and describe how you can solve them.

Kentico CMS Technical Learning: Top 5 things you need to know about Windows Azure

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Are you taking Kentico CMS to the Windows Azure cloud? What’s important to know? In this webinar Dominik Pinter, Kentico CMS Senior Developer, covers the top five things everyone should know when running Kentico CMS in the cloud.

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Windows Azure: Configuration

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Are you ready for the next portion of information about Azure? I hope you are. Today I will focus on the configuration options of Windows Azure, where and how you can set up your Azure application and how to turn logging on and off. Also, I will share some recommendations about how to configure Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 and what the situation will look like in 6.0.

Introduction to (Windows) Azure

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Hi there, with this post I’m starting a new series here on the DevNet portal about Windows Azure. I will write about Azure in general and also about Azure integration in Kentico CMS. In this first post I will introduce the Azure platform from a development point of view. I will tell you a few words about the capabilities of Windows Azure, what you can use in Azure and what we decided to use when we started to support Kentico CMS on Azure.

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