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Rene Monroe

United States

Member since March 17, 2012


Despite the fact that the two products have similarities and Telerik is addressing much more and much more SharePoint operation with every new release, in our viewpoint there are nevertheless two unique functions

Sitefinity is geared for content material management of a public website

SharePoint is geared for enterprise-extensive document conduite and collaboration of an Intranet site.

We have distinct tasks where by we are seriously involved with both equally merchandise, so we stay up-to-date on the two products.

Sitefinity is a fantastic product with a wonderful potential Telerik carries on to enrich the merchandise to with a keen eye for increasing the item to tackle the most significant aspects of subject material conduite.

SharePoint is a large cumbersome products that is way more than priced for its features and significant shortcomings. Our stance on SharePoint is to only keep on the surface with a configured implementation with no customization. When we endeavor to personalize the products, we swiftly come across it is tough if not extremely hard to deal with (ex. customized types with InfoPath will halt and restart the whole Sharepoint provider since a DLL update is introduced). There are some really good functions that are tough to beat and thus we use it, but we vehemently alert our customers about the pitfalls of customization.

Can Sitefinity be utilized for document management and collaboration?

Sure it can, but the bigger the implementation, the more robust the scenario will become for the SharePoint characteristics that Sitefinity doesn't at present have (ex. custom made lists, spreadsheet info entry, nested web-sites in sites, the ability to help save a template of an complete internet site hierarchy which include info for straightforward reuse, and the granular backup scheme that will allow simple document recovery).

Will Sitefinity keep on to challenge Microsoft until the tides transform?

I'm self-confident that Telerik can and will just take on Microsoft SharePoint. If you appear at Telerik's item line, they have routinely implemented a superior visual instrument then Microsoft even when it is Microsoft's individual design (ex. RADControls, Sitefinity, Net UI Exam, etcetera).

Can Sitefinity do it in the in close proximity to upcoming?

No, I never think so. Telerik is using their time to get Sitefinity v4. proper and addressing their existing core purchaser base internet site content management. Which is exactly where they need to be concentrating and evolving. With there fantastic visualization abilities, they can and will add functions that will right compete with SharePoint.

What a single SharePoint function would I want to see in Sitefinity?

Let me to copy HTML information such as photos and paste them into a content material block where by the copied photographs are dealt with immediately inside Sitefinity. Thus a swift Command C to duplicate and a Manage V to paste and the subject material is accomplished. I never want to have to save every graphic or picture individually to my desktop, then upload them into a Sitefinity picture library, then develop a reference to every on inside of the text information at each and every strategic area.

Sitefinity is offered to customers due to the fact the time they conserve managing material in Sitefinity has an ROI of a few of times. A CMS deal breaks down the barrier to the creation of new content or the updating of active subject material. An individual can login and go to an proper content module to add the certain content material devoid of stressing about page design and dependable website framework, it is completed for them.

Nonetheless, if you are wanting to provide in current content material (ex. HTML with photos), there can be a important hard work to 'reconstruct' the subject material when images are formatted into the content... the barrier is nevertheless fairly superior.

So What are the distinctions involving Sitefinity and SharePoint?

Sitefinity Sharepoint

Environment Sitefinity Public Sharepoint Private

Libraries Sitefinity Of course SharePoint Sure

Workflow Sitefinity Light SharePoint Light with GUI

Image Library Sitefinity Much better SharePoint Good

Sites Sitefinity Certainly SharePoint Indeed

Wikis Sitefinity Great SharePoint Far better with lower and paste photographs

Newsletters Sitefinity Weak SharePoint No

Consumer Management Sitefinity Sure SharePoint Sure

Role Conduite Sitefinity Yes SharePoint Certainly

Permissions Sitefinity Sure SharePoint Indeed

Types Supervisor Sitefinity Full with v4 SharePoint Hard

Page Style and design Sitefinity Easy SharePoint Complex

Personalized Lists Sitefinity No SharePoint Indeed

Templates Sitefinity No SharePoint Full reuse

Nested Websites Sitefinity No SharePoint Indeed

Lookup Sitefinity Superior SharePoint Superb

Price Sitefinity One time tiny expense SharePoint High-priced to acquire or lease

Slide Library Sitefinity No SharePoint Yes

Web Areas Sitefinity No SharePoint Of course

User Controls Sitefinity Of course SharePoint No

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