Live Monitor is included in the EPiServer CMS 6 R2 installation package, you can select if you want to install it. See Installation Instructions for Live Monitor.
Visitor groups allow site owners to define the audience expected on the website by dragging and dropping various criteria onto the group. A criterion can refer to anything and developers can create their own criteria, although we do of course provide a lot of the basics out-of-the-box. This includes geo-ip criteria with geo-ip database out-of-the-box, visited pages, number of visits, time of day, referring search word, user profile, landing page, and much more.
Once you have defined some visitor groups (for instance “Competitors”, “Potential customers”, “People from Sweden”, “Potential employees”) you can use the groups to target content. You can simply select any content on a page, in a text-box, or a piece of dynamic content, and mark which groups should be allowed to see it. Or you can take it one step further and set up access rights for the groups, in the same way as you do with regular members and roles. The Visitor Groups Statistics gadget in EPiServer OnlineCenter also makes it easy for you to monitor how your personalized content is being viewed.
On-page editing has long been a way for occasional editors to make minor changes to a page and publish it without entering Edit mode. On-page edit has been greatly improved and now uses the same rich text editor as Edit mode. The new editing possibilities make it easier for all editors to quickly change and publish pages, not only with minor textual changes, but now also by, for example, adding images, links and dynamic content. It is also worth noting that on-page editing can also now be done in Firefox.
The Alloy Technologies sample site replaces the previous public template package and the site also includes some new features. This means that developers easy can install a website and it will be up and running on the fly. The sample site contains the following templates out-of-the box:
The mobile-specific styles are loaded in with the normal styles if the device is less than 480px in screen width. These styles are not a copy of the normal styles but override the styles where needed. The menu is hidden by default and is shown when the menu button is clicked. This is also what happens for the sub-menu which is shown underneath the main menu.
EPiServer CMS 6 R2 includes a new class attribute, DynamicContentPlugIn, that makes development of Dynamic Content plugins easier and removes the need to manually register your plugins in episerver.config.
The GeoIP information is constantly changing and the company that provides our data releases a new version of the database every month. The latest update that can replace the version to be shipped with R2 can be downloaded from http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz.