Introduction to Umbraco


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Introduction to Umbraco

  1. 1. Umbraco<br />“The friendly CMS”<br />Sebastiaan Janssen<br />Roel Snetselaar <br />07.23.2009<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Introduction<br />Facts<br />Sales overview<br />Technical overview<br />Future<br />Alternatives<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Open source<br />ASP.NET, C#<br />MIT license<br />Web Platform Installer<br />Wish: simple, beautiful, intuitive (quote NielsHartvig)<br />
  4. 4. Introduction - Umbraco corporation<br />Founded by NielsHartvig (DK)<br />Also in the company<br />Per Ploug Hansen (DK)<br />Tim Geyssens (BE)<br />Ownership Umbraco project intellectual property<br />Community commitment<br />
  5. 5. Introduction - Umbraco corporation<br />Umbraco training<br />Umbraco certification<br /><br />Umbraco Pro subscriptions<br />Umbraco solution providers<br />Production and funding Codegarden<br />
  6. 6. Introduction - Umbraco community<br />Core development team (currently 9 people)<br />MVP’s (currently 6 people)<br />Our Umbraco<br />Forum <br />Wiki<br />Project / package repository<br />People<br />Codeplex<br />
  7. 7. Facts<br />Started in 2000<br />Version 1.0 released in 2003<br />Open source since 2004<br />Currently in top 10 open source .NET CMS world wide<br />Number 1 download WPI<br />2005 - 4000 installations<br />2006 - 15000 installations<br />2009 - 70000 installations (based on ping-back)<br />
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  9. 9. Sales overview<br />Determine target<br />No license cost<br />More budget for development, usability, testing, design, integration, thus higher quality<br />No vendor lock-in<br />Low total cost of ownership<br />Community support<br />Community extensions<br />Small sites & large sites<br />
  10. 10. Sales overview - End-users<br />Browser based (works in IE, FF, Safari, Chrome)<br />Intuitive and easy to use<br />Word / live writer integration<br />Simple workflow management<br />Different roles/user types<br />Content versioning, scheduling, notifications<br />Translation interface includes XML export / import for translation agencies<br />
  11. 11. Sales overview - Sites on Umbraco<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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  20. 20. Sales overview - Companies<br />Mirabeau<br />Axendo<br />LBi group Belgium<br />Reed business<br />Arlanet<br />Tribal Internet Marketing<br />Clockwork <br />Guilty People<br />(NL & BE companies)<br />
  21. 21. Technical overview - Basics<br />Developer Focused<br />Embracing XSLT<br />Master pages<br />Fully Extensible<br />.NET User/Custom Controls<br />Events<br />API <br />Webservices<br />
  22. 22. Technical overview - Developers<br />API allows for easy extension<br />While maintaining ability to upgrade to new versions<br />Excellent existing CMS functionality<br />Allows developers to focus completely on writing real code<br />Developers spend very little time on setting up the framework and more time on doing what they love: writing software<br />
  23. 23. Technical overview – Frontend<br />Complete control over HTML output<br />Develop master pages, CSS, Javascript & XSLT from within Visual Studio<br />SEO Friendly<br />Adjust document types to add missing fields<br />Easy XSLT examples available to get a flying start (navigation, breadcrumbs, news lists, sitemap, etc.)<br />
  24. 24. Technical overview – Develop / deploy<br />Development environment<br />IIS & SQL 2005 or 2008<br />VS2008 & .NET 2.0 or 3.5 / TFS<br />Deployment<br />Copy files<br />Export and import document types<br />Content migration, manually or via Courier<br />
  25. 25. Future<br />Umbraco 4.1 will be native .NET 3.5 (late 2009)<br />Image cropper built in<br />Spellchecker<br />Content tree reworked, completely in jQuery<br />Umbraco 5 will be a rewrite using ASP.NET MVC (late 2010)<br />Full development support by Microsoft<br />Umbraco 4.1 will be stable and supported post release of Umbraco 5<br />
  26. 26. Alternatives<br />SiteCore<br />Good product butexpensive<br />Lots of functionality, mightbe overkill<br />N2 & MojoPortal<br />Backoffice does not look good, not user friendly<br />Have to write code for almost anything you want to do<br />DotNetNuke<br />Out dated & frontend work is very complicated, takes up a lot of developer time<br />
  27. 27. Questions?<br />
  28. 28. Getting in touch<br />Sebastiaan Janssen<br /><br /><br /><br />Roel Snetselaar<br /><br /><br /><br />Note: Thispresentation is made bytwoUmbracoenthousiastics, we are notaffiliatedwith the Umbracocorporation.<br />