Kentico Manager App Now Available for Windows 8

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First Windows 8 App developed by Bit-Wizards.

In July of 2011, Bit-Wizards released their first Windows Phone App, the Kentico Mobile Manager. Developed by Bryan Soltis, the app allows Kentico site administrators the ability to perform basic site functions via a Windows phone. The first Windows 8 Application developed by Bit-Wizards, the Kentico Manager has been certified and is now available in the Windows Store.

Developed in partnership with Kentico Software, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and a worldwide industry leader in the CMS and EMS markets, the Kentico Manager for Windows 8 leverages functionality from the Mobile Manager Windows Phone app by allowing Kentico website administrators to manage multiple Kentico websites remotely allowing them to perform useful functions like starting and stopping sites, clearing the site cache and memory, and monitoring the health of their web sites (by viewing the installation event log) through a Windows 8 desktop app.

“The developers & graphic designers at Bit-Wizards have created a very professional and visually appealing application for consumers,” remarked Joe Healy, Microsoft .NET Developer Evangelist. Jim Blizzard, Sr. Developer Technical Specialist at Microsoft loved the app as well saying, “. . . the attention to detail on the functionality and graphic elements was extraordinary.”

With a partnership that extends back to 2004, Bit-Wizards and Kentico have long been technology leaders and early adopters. Both companies understand the significant opportunity for consumers and enterprises that Microsoft’s new touch-based operating system represents. Bit-Wizards CEO, Vince Mayfield, has made Windows 8 development training a priority for his team saying, “Windows 8 and the Windows 8 Marketplace are an evolution in Microsoft’s offerings and represent a transition that now brings three key ingredients necessary to potentially dominate the mobile device revolution sweeping the world today: Operating System, Hardware, and Application Store. The combination of the Windows 8 Operating System and the Microsoft Marketplace brings about a democratization of applications to the desktop.”

The new Kentico Windows 8 Manager requires the installation of a web service in the Kentico installation. This web service provides functionality to interact with the application and perform administrative functions.

The web service is available for download here:

The Kentico Windows 8 Manager requires a valid SSL certificate on the installation prior to use. This is to ensure all communication with the site is encrypted and secure.

Supported Kentico Versions

  •     6.0
  •     7.0

App Features

  •     Start/Stop Sites
  •     View Site Health
  •     View Event Log
  •     Share Event Log details

Supported Views

  •     Landscape
  •     Portrait
  •     Snapped
  •     Filled

The new app is available at the Windows Store:

Bit-Wizards ( is an innovative and award-winning technology company with offices in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Memphis, Tennessee. A Kentico Gold Partner and a managed Microsoft Gold Partner with ten technology competencies, Bit-Wizards provides cloud, development, productivity, integration, and creative services. Bit-Wizards provides value to small, medium, and enterprise organizations through its investments in early technology adoption — and the experience and knowledge resulting from those investments.

Large and small businesses alike trust Bit-Wizards as their information technology partner and count on them to design, develop, and maintain scalable custom systems perfectly suited to their business. From integration to custom software and web development, Bit-Wizards develops software solutions that power business.

Kentico CMS is an enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management System that provides a complete set of features for building websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform on premise or in the cloud. It supports mobile websites, SEO, document management, online marketing tools, multilingual websites, multisite management and it ships with 40 modules, 340 configurable Web parts and source code available.

Kentico CMS customers can expect a highly flexible platform with a uniquely easy-to-use user interface. It’s currently used by more than 12,000 websites in 87 countries. The clients include Microsoft, Guinness, McDonald's, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Isuzu, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, and others.

Kentico Software ( helps clients create successful dynamic websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver a full-featured, enterprise-class, stable and scalable Web Content Management solution on the Microsoft .NET platform. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has offices in the United States (Nashua, NH and Seattle, WA), United Kingdom (Reading) and Sydney (Australia). Since its inception, Kentico has continued to rapidly expand the Kentico CMS user base worldwide. Its partner network consists of 1,200 partners in 80+ countries. Kentico Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In 2010, Kentico was named the fastest growing technology company in the Czech Republic in the Deloitte Technology FAST 50 awards.

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