Sitecore Development / Kim Hornung

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Sitecore releases 6.5.0 Update-4 (rev. 120427)

I am happy to announce that Sitecore today has released 6.5.0 Update-4 (rev. 120427).

Sitecore 6.5.0 Update-4 is a large maintenance update which addresses a number of issues and also contains several improvements and some new features.

The main highlights in this update are:
  • DMS
    • The DMS version number has been changed from 2.0.0 to 2.0.1 because of database schema changes to the Analytics database. 
    • Support for using Analytics with SqlServer, StateServer, and other out-of-process session-state modes.
    • Important change: Aggregated data used in the Executive Dashboard and some of the Engagement Analytics reports is by default updated once per day instead of realtime in order to optimize performance when collecting data and reduce the risk of deadlocks.
    • A large number of improvements and bugfixes related to Analytics. This includes issues that could cause exceptions to show up on the website, issues that occurred under heavy load, and issues related to GeoIp resolving. 
    • Engagement Automation bugfixes
  • CMS
    • Item Cloning improvements and bugfixes. 
    • Support for validation rules in the Page Editor. 
    • Page Editor improvements and bugfixes, including ability to work on items in workflows or with publishing restrictions.
    • A number of browser-specific issues have been resolved.
  • Issues resolved by 6.4.1 Update-6 have now been merged to 6.5.
Everything is already available on SDN, including:
  • The release notes which describes the improvements and fixes in this update
  • The update page which contains download links for the full distribution, as well as instructions for updating existing Sitecore solutions to the update.
Happy coding!