It is ideal as the content management system for your web sites and intranets
Umbraco has an intuitive user interface that content editors will immediately understand and can easily use to create, edit, and manage content
You can install Umbraco using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer and have the Umbraco content management system running on your computer in just a few minutes
Umbraco is fully localizable in both the administrative user interface and your front-end websites and comes with 12 languages already installed
Umbraco uses best-practice web standards like XHTML, CSS, jQuery, and lets you control even the smallest markup details
Umbraco is committed to open-source and uses the MIT license, which is considered the most open of all open-source licenses
Umbraco's extensibility model gives you multiple options for extending and customizing Umbraco to fit your specific requirements
Umbraco's 100% customizable document object model gives you full control over how your content isstored. Think of it as a database for content driven websites where you can add unlimited number of Document Types with infinite number of properties, just like tables and columns in a database. This ensures that all your content is stored in a semantic way, as it should!
Umbraco is 100% built on the Microsoft .NET framework and takes advantage of the latest advances in .NET such as LINQ and Dynamic Language Runtimes (among many others)
Your Umbraco site can be supported by a team of Umbraco experts with a bug fix warranty second to none in open—source software
With thousands of members and fast response times, the Umbraco community is simply the best in the industry. Visit http://our.umbraco.com/
Creating and editing your content is straightforward and simple with a tree-view of your site and your information presented in the way you define.
Umbraco's media library allows simple management of all types of media; including documents, Images and video.
Umbraco's recycle bin for content and media allows you to easily recover a deleted item — even if you didn't intend to delete it.
Umbraco allows you to publish or unpublish content on a specific date. That way, you can create content for later publication - like during the big game.
With Umbraco you can create and edit content without publishing it to your site but with full-preview capability. When you're done editing, a single click updates and publishes your latest version.
With Umbraco full versioning of your content, you can safely revert to an earlier version or save multiple author edits for audit review.
Umbraco gives you full-control over your markup and never, ever alters your templates. Umbraco uses the Microsoft's Asp.Net Masterpages template engine, so you can use your favorite markup editor to work with Umbraco templates.
Umbraco makes a clear distinction between creating content (or editing) and serving content to your site visitors. This means you can create a secure authoring environment if you like. It also means your site is protected from the performance implications of sharing your server resources between your content publishers and your website visitors.
Umbraco allows complete separation of your content and your layout, which is a good thing. Using this approach you need just one set of content for all devices; web, mobile-platforms, iPad, RS5 and ATOM feeds and any other presentation you need.
No need to have a big and clumsy instructions-manual by your side. All parts of Umbraco come with easy to access help texts, providing you with step—by-step instructions for any task.
Umbraco's built in search means your users can always find the content they need and your site visitors can find exactly what they're looking for too. What's more, Umbraco search is fully customizable and extendable so you can accommodate nearly any search requirement.
Umbraco allows you to create and edit content directly from Microsoft Word and Microsoft Live Writer. With the support for the MetaWeBlogAPI you can create beautiful, clean content directly from your desktop with full support for images and tags and with Umbraco security applied.
Umbraco comes with support for basic approve/publish workflows that are easily enabled. With notifications for the events you specify and full content versioning you'll only publish the content you intend to.
Create your own administrative sections in Umbraco you are able to easily extend the back office with a custom application built into the Umbraco back office. This makes your life easier as they now only have to login into one application.
ln Umbraco, you have the option to develop your sites functionality using a variety of different Macro methodologies. You can use .NET User Controls, XSLT, Razor snippets, Server Controls, Python, and even create your own custom Macro handler.
Umbraco supports multiple sites in a single instance. Whether you are creating a multi-lingual site with unique content for each country or a multi-author blog, Umbraco has support for multiple sites. In addition, Umbraco allows you to share resources across your sites; so you can take advantage of single copies of CS5, Java5cript, Images, Videos, and any other elements that go into building websites - making the management of these items much simpler.
Umbraco takes advantage of the well—proven and widely-deployed Microsoft NET Framework giving you enterprise grade security, scaling and performance. If you currently have other .NET applications or websites, integrating those with Umbraco is simple and supported. Your designers and developers can continue to use the same .NET tools they are used to with no special Umbraco tooling required.
Umbraco provides numerous extensibility points and is a star at integration with other systems and apps. Whether you use Umbraco's built—in packager to create and install Umbraco features and sites or create your own custom data types, Umbraco has support for myriad scenarios. Umbraco uses a provider model for membership, search, site maps, and many more core web functions allowing you to implement your own provider if needed. Umbraco even has a full event model that is pluggable, allowing your custom event handlers easy access to a world of possible uses.
Umbraco has a comprehensive API giving developers access to every aspect of Umbraco programmatically - any action you can do with Umbraco via the back—office can also be accomplished via the Umbraco APl...and much more too.
Umbraco is licensed with the l\/IIT license (http://umbraco.com/products/license) which means you are free to use and customize Umbraco exactly as you need to with no—cost or obligation
Umbraco has had the benefit of being deployed on many, many high-visibility sites for over half a decade. The version you download and use today contains all the fixes, features and hindsight borne from that experience.
Umbraco is a unique blend of a free, state-of-the-art CMS with a dedicated company backing it. With High-quality support and developer training, around the world, you can always get help when you need it and find qualified people to deliver your Solution.
Umbraco isn't just a CMS, it's an entire ecosystem of developers and partners. That means you can always find qualified people to help you with your Umbraco projects, anywhere in the world
Our community is one of our top-features, no—where else do you find such a friendly and active community. With over 10,000 community members worldwide, there is not a time of day when our community is not “active.” From forum posts to blogs, from sharing designs and code, to in-person meet-ups; the Umbraco community is one of the top Umbraco features.
Umbraco runs in the cloud. Whether you use Amazon or Windows Azure, Umbraco has been proven successful in cloud deployments. We even provide a one-of-kind Azure Accelerator for Umbraco to get you up and running quickly.