- New release: Umbraco Deploy 9.2 + patches
- New release: Umbraco CMS 9.1.2
- Upcoming release: Umbraco Forms 9.2 & 8.10 (Release candidates are out🎉)
- Upcoming release: Umbraco 9.2
- Updates to the Roadmap
- 24 days in Umbraco
- Community Office Hours with the Community Team Stewards
New release: Umbraco Deploy 9.2 + patches
Umbraco Deploy for Umbraco 9 now supports the deployment of the History Cleanup settings added to Document Types in Umbraco 9.1. Asides from this a few other issues have been addressed. You can find the release notes on the Umbraco Deploy download page.
The latest minor version is bundled with all new Umbraco Cloud projects and is available as an upgrade for existing projects. If you haven’t done so already, your Umbraco Cloud projects can be upgraded to the latest version of Umbraco Deploy by initializing a minor upgrade from the project page.
Umbraco Deploy 4.4.1 and 2.1.5
If you have Umbraco 8 or 7 projects on Umbraco Cloud, these have been automatically upgraded to the latest patch version, 4.4.1 and 2.1.5 respectively, with some minor issues addressed. You can read the release notes on the Umbraco Deploy download page.
If you’re contemplating adding Umbraco Deploy to an upcoming project, remember we’ve got a 50% discount for the rest of 2021, so now is the perfect time to get a license. All of the features and fixes will of course also be available to your Umbraco Cloud projects on the day of release.
Released on December 7th, 2021
New release: Umbraco CMS 9.1.2
There’s also a new patch out for Umbraco CMS addressing some minor regression issues.
All new Umbraco Cloud projects are running the latest (and greatest) version and all Umbraco 9.1 projects have been automagically upgraded. See the release notes for Umbraco 9.1.2 for more information.
Released on December 7th, 2021
Upcoming release: Umbraco Forms 9.2 & 8.10 (release candidates are out 🎉)
Another round of fantastic features is making their way to Umbraco Forms for both Umbraco 8 and 9.
This time you can look forward to a fully translatable backoffice section for Forms. It’s already translated to US and UK English as well as Spanish and Italian and we’re hoping to add more for the final release such as Danish, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, and Swedish. You can even add your own languages and translations in the same way you do for the CMS.
You also get support for Content Apps for your forms. Letting you add additional editing, analytics, supplement with 3rd party data, or pretty much anything you can think of.
Aside from this, you get additional field type options, enhanced security for file uploads, and a bunch of improvements and fixes. Best of all, you can try out all this goodness today! The release candidates for Forms 9.2 and 8.10 are available for testing now. Head over to the blog and get all the juicy details and how to get your hands on the new features in the release candidate blog post.
Umbraco Forms 9.2/8.10 will be included with all new Umbraco Cloud projects on the day of release and will be available for upgrade for existing projects as well.
Targeted for release on December 21st, 2021
Upcoming release: Umbraco 9.2
Just a reminder that the next minor version of Umbraco is on its way. The full list of features has not been finalized yet but you can follow along on the download page (or check the 9.2 release label on Github) and see what is added to the release.
The release candidate for Umbraco 9.2 will be available for testing next week on Thursday, December 16th, 2021. Usually, the final release is ready 2 weeks after the release candidate but as it would hit right in the holiday period we’ve decided to postpone the release one week - enjoy the holidays 🎅
Targeted for release on January 6th, 2022.
Updates to the Roadmap
There really is no sign of things slowing down at the end of the year, just take a look at all the updates to the Product Roadmap:
New(s) in “Now”
Block List Editor with GraphQL support in Umbraco Heartcore
The Block List Editor is now available for all new Umbraco Heartcore projects. This functionality is similar to Nested Content, allowing you to add lists of items (blocks) but with a lot of great new features and improvements to enhance both the developer and editing experience.
For new projects, the new editor was made available on November 25th, 2021, and we’re planning to add this to as many existing projects as possible during December, or early in the new year at the latest. Project owners will be contacted directly with information on the upgrade.
Backoffice Localization for Umbraco Forms
With the release candidates for Umbraco Forms 9.2/8.10 available, as described above, we now have a release date for Backoffice Localization for Umbraco Forms. The feature will be available on December 21st, 2021, and the Roadmap has been updated accordingly.
Define Extension API for Umbraco CMS
As mentioned in previous Product Updates, the RFC (request for comments) for a new extension API for the Umbraco backoffice has been published. It details our proposal for a new and improved way to extend the backoffice with everything from Property Editors to Dashboards and custom Trees. A lot of work has gone into this with help from the Backoffice Community team and it has sparked a really good discussion on the future of backoffice extensions.
While we had hoped to close the RFC at this point, the feedback has highlighted some areas that need to be taken into account and prompted some additional internal discussions. The RFC will be updated soon and we can hopefully add a final date for closing it.
In the meantime, go read the RFC and add your feedback 🙏 If you know some frontend-focused developers, or have worked with backoffice extensions, we’d love to get feedback on the proposal. It really helps us all in getting a good start to a future-proof backoffice 🙌
New in “Next”
Editable entries for Umbraco Forms
There are more features on the way for Umbraco Forms. This adds the ability to edit forms entries, post submission, directly from the backoffice ✨
We’ve added a target release window (Q1, 2022) and moved the item from “Later” to “Next” on the Roadmap. I’ll make sure to keep you updated on the progress and shout when the target release get’s narrowed down.
That’s all folks…
Before I finish, here's a few Umbraco December goodies you might find interesting.
Tips, tricks and insights from the Umbraco community
For the 10th year running, we get a blog post every single day from the 1 to the 24th of December. If you haven’t heard/read 24 days in Umbraco, I highly recommend you check it out. This year alone there are articles on being new in the Community, tips for using Content Apps, Scripting Azure deployments with Umbraco 9 and why it makes sense to contribute to name just a few.
It’s really great to see the community so willing to share their knowledge on a wide variety of topics. You can even dive into the archive, which holds hundreds of articles 🤩 There’s truly something here for everyone.
Community Office Hours with the Community Team Stewards
This week we held another Community Office Hours, where the community and HQ can interact on specific topics. You can from the Community Team Stewards and get an update on what’s going on in the Community Teams and what’s coming up next.
(Re)watch the friendly discussion with host Emma Burstow, developer advocate at Umbraco, and the stewards for insights on the community teams:
This session was streamed live on December 6th, 2021 and features:
- Sebastiaan Janssen, steward of the Core Collaborators (PRs) Team
- Bjarke Berg, steward of the Unicore Team
- Ronald Barendse, steward of the Packages Team
- Busra Sengul, steward of the Documentation Team
- Mike Masey, steward of the Accessibility Team
…and Developer Advocate/Issue Tracker Hero Emma Burstow as host.
Catch the end of the festival season!
This year has seen the return of in-person Umbraco events and also a continued to get together virtually. The Dutch Umbraco User Group combines the best of both worlds at DF21 - the Dutch Umbraco festival, taking place on December 20th, 2021.
If you can make it, it's possible to attend the event in-person but you can also join virtually. And you really should 🙂 There's a great speaker lineup and program online which you can check out at the website.
… Until next time
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