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Umbraco Product Update

The latest product news

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Written by Jacob Midtgaard-Olesen

It’s time for the biweekly product update, however, this update is different than usual - as nothing is really how it usually is. Today, I’ll give you a brief update on everything given the current circumstances: 

At Umbraco, we’ve transitioned to a 100% remote working environment over the last week, and I can report that this setup is working well with the majority of projects and daily activities moving forward as expected under the given circumstances.

We are aware that we are not 100% on top of every task, ticket, PR, email, twitter post etc.  In a recent blog post, our CEO, Kim Sneum Madsen gathered some general notes on how we’re handling this new situation as a company. We are doing our best given the circumstances and we hope for your understanding while we work hard to keep all projects and activities rolling and we promise that we’ll be as transparent and responsive as possible in the process and as per usual.

Here is a general update on ongoing projects:

  • Umbraco Deploy on Premise was targeted for launch in Q1. While progress on the project is good - we are pushing the official launch to Q2.

  • Umbraco CMS 8.6 was planned for this week. We are postponing the release to March 31st. The release candidate is still available for those that would like to get their hand on the new version today. You can read more about Umbraco 8.6 in the previous product updates.

  • The .NET Core project is proceeding according to plan. You can get a thorough update from Bjarke in his recent blog post.

  • Umbraco Cloud is in the process of discontinuing support for TLS 1.0/1.1 while continuing to default to TLS 1.2. Support for TLS 1.0/1.1 will end on March 23rd. You can read more about the upgrade and follow the maintenance steps on status.umbraco.io


Finally, a reminder to check the recent security announcement for Umbraco CMS. If you are running an Umbraco website outside of Umbraco Cloud, you should read the announcement and ensure that your Umbraco website is correctly updated.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding in these challenging times. As mentioned, we are working hard to keep our product development “business as usual” - and to that end you can as always reach us at product@umbraco.com with any questions, comments or feedback.

This is a difficult time for us all and I know that many of you are working very hard to manage and adjust to the situation as it unfolds. Know that we are right there with you and that we wish you all the best in your efforts to get through this.

Big Umbraco hugs, virtual high fives and all the best,

Jacob Midtgaard-Olesen, Umbraco CTO. 

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