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Coming up: Umbraco 9 beta release

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Bjarke Mikkelsen Berg
Written by Bjarke Berg

The next big step for moving Umbraco to .NET 5 is on the horizon - in fact, it’s happening next week! On Wednesday the 28th of April the first Umbraco 9 beta will be released and to make sure you know what this beta is all about, how it can help you prepare for the final release etc. we invite you to join us for a launch live stream 📺

Feature complete and ready to test

Next week’s beta release will be feature complete. This means that all the features and functionality you know from Umbraco 8, will be in this beta for you to see and test out (excluding HQ packages e.i. Forms and Deploy). 

If you’re using the latest version of Umbraco 8, the beta version should look very familiar - but since we’re in the process of upgrading the tech “under the hood” to Microsoft’s latest web framework things will look and work differently. 

The beta is therefore a great chance for you to prepare yourself for what’s to come later this year when we release the Release Candidate and finally, the full release of Umbraco 9. 

And like the alpha releases, the beta is also a way for you to help us get closer to the finishing line in order for Umbraco 9 to be completely ready for you to create real projects by launch. 

Join me, Filip and Rune for a beta celebration 🎉

Bjarke Mikkelsen Berg
Filip Bruun Bech-Larsen
Rune 1

The beta release is a huge milestone for the Unicore project. A milestone, like the alpha, that deserves some extra attention. 

That’s why we’d like to invite you for a launch live stream on Zoom! 

In this 30 min live stream, I, Bjarke Berg, lead developer for the Unicore project together with CMS Program manager, Filip Bech-Larsen, and Product Communication Producer, Rune Strand, will walk you through the main parts of this beta release and answer your questions. Got a question? Then please submit it beforehand at

The free beta live stream will happen on the 28th of April at 14:30 CEST. 

Sign-up for the beta live stream


Following the live stream, a beta release blog post will be posted here on the Umbraco blog with information about the beta, how you can help test, download link etc. 

I hope to see you next week at the live stream. And last, but definitely not least - a big thanks and H5YR to everyone who’s already helped us test the alpha releases, your contributions are a huge help in moving this project along 💪  Keep them coming!


P.S. If you want to get yourself updated on this project, the background, why it’s a very exciting move etc. you can find an overview on the Migrating Umbraco CMS to .NET Core page. 

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