- Status on new Umbraco Cloud infrastructure
- Upcoming release: Umbraco 8.12 (Release Candidate is out 🎉)
- New release: Forms 8.6.1 and 7.4.2
- New release: Deploy 3.5.4
- Improved Umbraco Cloud status page
Status on the new Umbraco Cloud infrastructure
Late last year we announced that we’re working on a new infrastructure for Umbraco Cloud. Since then we have been busy with development and have rolled out several new features such as single sign-on, blob storage for media and a new service for managing DNS and certificate renewal (Cloudflare).
We’ve gathered all the progress and an overview of what’s coming next in a status blog post on the new Cloud infrastructure. You can look forward to a lot of improvements and a bunch of new features in the coming months. We’re excited about what this enables us to bring to all our Umbraco Cloud users.
Upcoming release: Umbraco 8.12 (Release Candidate is out 🎉)
Umbraco 8.12 is just around the corner (targeted for release on March 11th, 2021) and it’s full of goodies. You get the ability to run unattended upgrades (similar to unattended installs in 8.11, you know, just with upgrades), meaning the upgrade screen will no longer appear and login is not required to initiate an upgrade. It’s all configurable and even comes with a customisable error screen should anything happen during an upgrade. Aside from that, there are more than 40 issues, improvements and features included in the release.
The best news is that you can try it out today! The release candidate for 8.12 is out now and we’d love to get your feedback on it. See the Umbraco 8.12 Release Candidate blog post for all the details and how to get your hands on the RC.
Expected release: March 11th, 2021
New release: Umbraco Forms 8.6.1 and 7.4.2
New patches for Umbraco Forms 8.6 and 7.4 have been released. Both patches contain a fix for sites using a custom filesystem provider as well as other small fixes and improvements. You can find the release notes on the Umbraco Forms download page, where you can also find the actual releases as well as the NuGet feed. All projects on Umbraco Cloud running Forms 8.6.x and 7.4.x have been automatically patched, everyone else can grab the patches with the minor upgrade functionality.
Released on February 23rd, 2021
New release: Umbraco Deploy 3.5.4
A new patch release for Umbraco Deploy has been automatically added to all sites running Deploy 3.5 or higher. It addresses an issue with schema mismatch during content restore to a local machine. If your site is running an earlier version the patch will be applied when you use the minor upgrade functionality.
Released on February 23rd, 2021
Improvements to the Umbraco status page
We’ve made a bunch of improvements to https://status.umbraco.io
We’ve added public monitoring to our.umbraco.com and umbraco.com as well as an overhaul of the monitoring on Umbraco Cloud. You can now find categories for each of the Cloud products and for the Cloud portal itself.
This should make it easier to get an overview and allow us to provide better and more granular communication for scheduled maintenance, upgrades and incidents. You can sign up to receive email notifications on the status page and/or follow the Cloud status Twitter account. Hope you like it 🙂
That’s all folks…
That’s the round-up of the last 2 weeks in Umbraco product-land. Next week you can look forward to the second RFC for future-proofing the Umbraco backoffice (if you haven’t seen the first one, you can find it here) and we’ll also have news to share on how we’ll be handling long-term support (LTS) and end-of-life (EOL) for Umbraco products going forward.
Last thing, before I leave you to your well-deserved weekend, this week we launched a new initiative called Community Office hours. It’s an opportunity for you to ask questions directly to Umbraco HQ and they’ll be answered during a live video session.
You can read all about it in the announcement blog post and (re)watch the first episode very soon. We’re in the process of adding sing language to the recording and we’ll post it ASAP. So keep an eye on the Umbraco Community youtube channel. Quite a lot of product-related questions 😉
… Until next time
A large part of the work we do is inspired by the feedback we get from you. For issues and specific feature requests, you can find the issue trackers for our products on the Umbraco Github account.
If you have product feedback, you’re welcome to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.