As of EPiServer Update 87 which released EPiServer.CMS.Core 9.3 and EPiServer.CMS.UI 9.3 the projects feature is now out of beta there is no need to add users to the EPiBetaUsers group
This a quick "note to self" on how to enable the new projects feature in the later versions EPiServer (8+ and 9 at the time of writing) as I constantly forget how to do it.
Once enabled editors get access to the projects feature that includes the project bar at the bottom of the UI as shown below:
EPiServer Projects is one of the key new features in the EPiServer Spring 2015 release. It gives editors the ability to add content items to a project then preview any changes as if they were published. Projects not only allow editors to preview content before its published but can also serve as a useful navigation device to group a set of changes together for editors to work on.
For example editors may need to work on projects such as when a set of articles need to be reviewed or a monthly commerce catalog update. So as developers we may want to programmatically create projects to help editors rather than letting editors manually create them.
This post explores how to use the EPiServer Projects API.