Sitecore Development / Kim Hornung

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sitecore releases CMS and DMS 7.2 (Initial Release)

I am happy to announce that Sitecore yesterday released CMS and DMS 7.2 rev. 140228.

This is the intial release of CMS and DMS 7.2.

The major features and highlights in this release:
  • Publishing improvements, including new features, performance improvements, user experience improvements, better configurability, and bug fixes.
  • SPEAK UI framework improvements: a number of new components are available in the business component library. In addition, a number of issues have been fixed in the SPEAK UI dialogs, the underlying SPEAK UI framework, and the business component library.
  • Item Bucket improvements, including user experience improvements, better configurability, and bug fixes.
  • Sitecore.ContentSearch improvements, including new features, better configurability, and bug fixes.
  • Multivariate testing is now configured per language.
  • The Engagement Analytics logic for detecting whether a visitor is a robot has been reworked and improved.
  • Support for Internet Explorer 11.
  • Sitecore MVC now supports Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 5.1.
You can read more about the technical details of the publishing changes on Alex Shyba's blog at

Everything is already available on SDN, including:
  • The release notes which describes the new features, improvements and fixes in this release.
  • The downloads and updates page which contains download links for the full distribution, as well as instructions for updating existing Sitecore solutions to the release.
Happy coding!


  • Hi Kim

    You state that "Multivariate testing is now configured per language". I can see in the xml of the __Renderings field that this is the case, it says s:mvt="en={xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}"

    My problem is that it works fine in WebForms but it seems to break in Mvc.

    Do you have this same problem in 7.2?

    I have debugged a bit and I can see that in Sitecore.Mvc.Analytics.Pipelines.Response.CustomizeRendering.SelectVariation in the method Evaluate the line:

    Item variableItem = args.PageContext.Database.GetItem(component.Settings.MultiVariateTest);

    - fails to retrieve the test item . I suspect it is the language prefix "en=" in front of the ID in the xml attribute that is the problem. But since it is handled fine by the WebForms version then the Mvc version must not have been updated by Sitecore, which would be a rather big oversight...

    Anyway... I get the problem in a vanilla install of Sitecore 7.2 and would just like to hear if you have the same problem?

    By Blogger Unknown, At 09:50  

  • Hi Esben,

    I don't know the answer to this question, so I suggest that you contact Sitecore Support if you haven't already done so.

    Hope you get it solved!

    By Blogger Kim Hornung, At 12:49  

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