Microsoft has released .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, and Visual Studio 2012, and in perfect step, the Orchard Developer Team provides a version of Orchard CMS running on these technologies! Orchard CMS is the first CMS to run on the final bits of ASP.NET MVC 4! Download the source code from CodePlex and give it a try! Update: Orchard 1.6 RC Released and Orchard 1.6 Released!

Visual Studio 2012, ASP.NET MVC 4, and Web API for Orchard CMS

A visual snapshot of CodePlex commits shows just how quick Orchard CMS was up and running today to support Orchard Developers who want to use Orchard CMS with the latest technologies just released by Microsoft.

Orchard CMS running on ASP.NET MVC 4 and Web API

Truth be known Orchard CMS has been ready for ASP.NET MVC 4 and Visual Studio 2012 for awhile now and has just been waiting for the RTM bits to be released. Some preliminary findings suggest we have another big performance increase!

Orchard CMS and NHibernate 3

It is also worth noting that in addition to support for the latest Microsoft Technologies, Orchard CMS has also been upgraded to use NHibernate 3! Again, these improvements have been waiting around for a bit for the release of .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET MVC 4, etc.

Orchard CMS and NHibernate 3

MySQL Database Support

Orchard 1.6 also includes MySQL Database Support!


You can download the source code now or wait for this to be neatly packaged for you in the next release of Orchard CMS.