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Umbraco Product Update - February 11th 2021

The latest product news

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Written by Rune Strand

The 3rd alpha for Umbraco on .NET Core is out and it contains a lot of progress and new features. There are also new features for Umbraco Cloud as well as some fixes for Umbraco 7 - Let’s take a look 👀

Overview: 

New release: Alpha 3 of Umbraco on .NET Core

Big news on Umbraco on .NET Core (Project Unicore). A bunch of new features have been added and as mentioned in previous product updates, we want it to be as easy as possible to test out so we’ve wrapped it all nicely up for you in the 3rd alpha release.

What’s new in this release? The headliner is website rendering and routing, which means you can now install Umbraco, configure it, create content AND render it with razor templates. It also includes a functional Models Builder, new Dependency Injection (MSDI), package support and an upgrade of the underlying framework to .NET 5/ASP.NET Core 5. These are all big steps towards the beta release currently targeted for March, 2021.

You can find details on the above-mentioned features, how to try it out/provide feedback and more in the alpha 3 release blog post

Released on February 9th, 2021

A quick reminder that the Umbraco London Group is hosting an online meetup tonight (Thursday, February 11th). There will be talks by Emma Garland (Umbraco MVP), Carole Rennie Logan (Umbraco MVP) and Bjarke Berg (Unicore lead developer), all centered around the move to .Net Core. If you want an overview of what Project Unicore is, checkout the new landing page

 

New release: Single sign-on (SSO) for Umbraco Cloud

Last Tuesday was a busy day :) Aside from the CMS releases we also upgraded all projects running Umbraco 8.9+ to utilise SSO on Umbraco Cloud. 

With SSO for the Umbraco Cloud platform, you only have to log in once and you’re good to go. This works across the Cloud portal, the backoffice on all environments and even on local clones. It benefits everyone using Umbraco Cloud from developers to editors. Providing a smoother experience with fewer interruptions.

We unfortunately had a subset of backoffice users experiencing issues with log in after the roll-out. The issue has been addressed and we've taken steps to ensure this will not happen in the future.

Released on February 9th, 2021

 

New release: Umbraco 7.15.7

We have released a new patch for Umbraco 7. It addresses a minor security issue in Umbraco and updates a dependency (log4net) which addresses a security issue in the package. You can find the details on the download page for Umbraco7.15.7.

As always, we recommend everyone upgrade to the latest version. You can find the details on the download page, including a workaround if you cannot upgrade your site.

On Umbraco Cloud, all sites running 7.15+, have been automatically upgraded and if you’re running an earlier version you can use the minor update feature to get the latest version.

Released on February 9th, 2021

 

DNS update on Umbraco Cloud and Uno projects

We’re approaching the launch of a new and improved infrastructure on Umbraco Cloud. Part of this is a new way of managing DNS and hostnames and we’ve recently implemented this new service. It is now running concurrently with the old service and we encourage everyone to update their DNS settings. We have considered DNS caching, so no downtime is associated with updating the settings. All projects created after December 7th, 2020, are already using the new DNS setup and no action is required.

We’ll have more on what this new service enables us to do both in terms of moving to the new infrastructure and adding a bunch of new features to Umbraco Cloud in a dedicated blog post, very soon. Safe to say: exciting times ahead 🚀

 

… Until next time

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