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Roadmap History

An overview of what we've already got for you!

Here you find a timeline for Umbraco features, projects etc. that have been delivered and are ready for you to take advantage of. Each item on the timeline used to be found on The Umbraco Roadmap, but has been moved here because, well, it's all done! 

October 7, 2021

Tabs for Umbraco CMS

Tabs is be an additional tool to organize properties in the backoffice in Umbraco 8 and 9.

You can still continue to use property groups as you’re used to in Umbraco 8. Tabs allows you to organize properties and/or groups horizontally and can help optimize the workflow for content editors.

September 28, 2021

Umbraco 9

Umbraco CMS is running on .NET 5 and ASP.NET Core, official packages are supported and new projects can be developed using Umbraco 9.

Read all about the new major version in the Umbraco 9 release blog post

July 15, 2021

Reduced footprint of Umbraco CMS

  • Reduced memory overhead for an Umbraco website
  • Improved performance of "Cold Boot" scenario when NuCache files do not exist and the in-memory content cache needs to be built from the database
  • Ability to swap out Umbraco's default implementations of various front-end content caching services by introducing better abstractions

This will provide a faster and leaner Umbraco CMS both in terms of start-up and ongoing footprint of a running website. You can follow the ongoing work on the issue tracker.

Released as part of Umbraco 8.15 (see details in the release blog post)

July 8, 2021

Umbraco 9: Release Candidate

Umbraco CMS is running on .NET 5/ASP.NET Core and the official add-ons, Umbraco Forms and Umbraco Deploy are working on the new version.

See the details in the Umbraco 9 RC release blog post.

July 6, 2021

New projects created on the new Umbraco Cloud infrastructure

As the migration of existing projects is underway we have enabled all new projects to be created on the new infrastructure for Umbraco Cloud. For more details see The Future of Umbraco Cloud blog post.

June 3rd, 2021

New Media Picker for Umbraco CMS

An improved Media Picker has been released for Umbraco CMS. It brings new features for editors and developers alike such as local crops, vastly improved UI, new built-in Media Types and more.

Released as part of Umbraco 8.14

June 2nd, 2021

Migrate existing projects to new Umbraco Cloud infrastructure

Existing Umbraco Cloud, Uno and Heartcore projects can now be migrated to the new and improved Umbraco Cloud infrastructure. Project migrations are scheduled in batches throughout Q3, 2021.

For more details see The Future of Umbraco Cloud blog post.

April 29, 2021

Umbraco on .NET Core: Beta release

Umbraco 9, is feature-complete and this marks a big milestone for the next major version of Umbraco.

.NET 5/ASP.NET Core. Running on the latest and greatest version of the MS .NET framework.

Website rendering enabled. Routing is working and content can be queried and rendered in views.

Members enabled. Allows for the use of the updated member integration for restricting public access to content and using the member API. This has been updated to use .NET Identity. 

Packages enabled: It is possible to register and develop packages for Umbraco on .NET Core.

The beta build will let implementers/frontend developers use and test Umbraco on .NET Core end-to-end.


Improved subscription management for Umbraco Cloud

A new subscription engine for Umbraco Cloud was released enabling you to create and manage subscriptions directly in the Umbraco Cloud Portal. 

March 25th, 2021

Umbraco Deploy On-Premises

The ability to use Umbraco Cloud Deployment technology outside of Umbraco Cloud to ease deployment between multiple Umbraco environments by connecting external hosted Umbraco projects with localhost or Umbraco Cloud as Development environments.

See the Umbraco Deploy On-premises release blog post for more infromation.

Dashboard for Umbraco Deploy

Import changes with a single click, giving you easier manual control and providing more information, directly in the backoffice.

Released along with Umbraco Deploy On-premises and also available in Umbraco Cloud.

March 15th, 2021

New infrastructure for Umbraco Cloud

The deployment engine on Umbraco Cloud, allocating projects, managing multiple environments and transferring changes between environments are done and new infrastructure for Umbraco Cloud is in place. For more details see The Future of Umbraco Cloud blog post.

March 9th, 2021

Umbraco 8.12

Umbraco 8.12 gives you unattended upgrades, an improved flow for creating Doc Types, performance enhancements and 40+ features and fixes.

See the Umbraco 8.12 release blog post for all the details.

February, 2021

Authentication improvements for existing Umbraco Cloud projects

This is the second stage of an easier account handling for your Cloud projects and added vastly improved integrations and best practice account features such as two-factor authentication.

January 28, 2021

Umbraco 8.11

Umbraco 8.11 is out and gives you unattended installs, accessibilty improvements, customisation options and 50+ features and fixes.

See the Umbraco 8.11 release blog post for details

January 4th, 2021

Authentication improvements for new Umbraco Cloud projects

This is the first stage of an easier account handling for your Cloud projects and will open up possibilities for vastly improved integrations and best practice account features such as two-factor authentication.

December 28, 2020

Umbraco 8.10

Umbraco 8.10 adds improvements for developers and content editors alike. New features, improved UX and accessibility, performance enhancements and more.

See the Umbraco 8.10 release blog post for details

October 26, 2020

Umbraco 8.9

Umbraco CMS 8.9 is focused on expanding on extensibility in regards to 3rd party login providers.

You can now customize the backoffice login experience when using custom external OAuth login providers, to suit your login flow better than was previously possible.

See the Umbraco 8.9 release blog post for details

October 30, 2020

GraphQL Filtering for Umbraco Heartcore

You can now execute filtering logic serverside by adding clauses and comparisons to your GraphQL queries. This will boost performance by giving you more control over the amount of data received in a request and means you can do less filtering client-side.

See the Umbraco Heartcore filtering documentation for more details.

Oktober 26, 2020

CMS authentication improvements

As part of the work on improving Umbraco Cloud authentication (separate roadmap item), we're adding and updating functionality in Umbraco CMS. This you’ll have far more control when implementing custom OAuth login with great features such as custom views on a custom provider basis, better error handling and support for external redirects and more. You can read all the details in the Umbraco 8.9 release blog post.

Released: October 26th, 2020

October 1, 2020

Umbraco 8.8

Umbraco CMS 8.8 contains a bunch of new features and improvements such as cropping images in the grid, editing styles and settings for the grid, listviews in the media picker and easier access to working with GUIDs and UDIs in our APIs. You'll also see improvements on the UI side, with changes to icons and a lot of accessibility updates.

See the Umbraco 8.8 release blog post for details

September 29th, 2020

Preview API for Umbraco Heartcore

Being able to preview content in the right context is an important tool for content editors and this feature makes it possible to integrate content preview functionality through a Preview API.

For more details see the release blog post for Preview API in Umbraco Heartcore.

September 10th, 2020

Umbraco 8.7

Umbraco 8.7 contains a bunch of new features such as the new Block List Editor, support for segments at API level, Content Apps for Document Types and complex validation in property editors. It also contains a lot of bug-, stability- and accessibility fixes from both HQ and community contributions.

Block Editor

A new back-office editor that handles common page structure editing in a simple and intuitive way. The main concept of the editor is to manage list of blocks that represents a web page's structure, where each block is both a collection of content and a way to configure that collection to be rendered. Each content block and configuration is defined by an Element Type to make administrating and editing with the new Block editor consistent.

This editor aims to be an alternative to the popular editors in Umbraco version 7 such as the Grid, Stacked Content, LeBlender and Doc Type Grid Editor.

A Request For Comments has been accepted on this topic on GitHub. You can see it right here.

Improved Widgets for Uno

Umbraco Uno improved with a complete overhaul of the widget engine and layout. This adds several improvements to the ability to easily edit and manage content within the Umbraco backoffice for Uno editors.

SEO improvements for Uno

With this updates, it is easy to configure a long list of important SEO parameters for your Uno website - without any need to access the code directly.

Examples of improvements:

  • Noindex/nofollow settings on individual page level
  • Manual 301 redirects
  • Management of image ALT text
  • URL management on individual page level

September 7th, 2020

Forms in the database

Instead of storing Form items in files, it is now possible to store all items, forms, workflows, data sources and pre-value sources, in a database. This gives benefits in a load-balanced setup, as files do not have to be synchronized between hosts. This also aligns with general practice on Umbraco Cloud.

September 3rd, 2020

Alpha release of Umbraco on .NET Core

Backoffice is operational on .NET Core. We can build a version that can be end-to-end tested for content management. This milestone was acompanied by the first alpha release of Umbraco running on .Net Core (including installing on MacOS and Linux as well as Windows).

Read more about it in the alpha release blog post.

June 2nd, 2021

Migrate existing projects to new Umbraco Cloud infrastructure

We are ready to migrate existing Umbraco Cloud, Uno and Heartcore projects to the new and improved Umbraco Cloud infrastructure. projects are being scheduled for migration throughout Q3, 2021.

For more details see The Future of Umbraco Cloud blog post.

August 10, 2020

GraphQL for Umbraco Heartcore

Aside from the Rest API and client libraries, this feature expands options for consuming content by providing native support for the Graph QL querying language in Umbraco Heartcore projects.

Read more about the GraphQL functionality in Heartcore in the release blog post.

July 16, 2020

Custom Code for Umbraco Uno

The Custom Code feature in Umbraco Uno allows you to open up for additional components, custom Umbraco code, packages etc. This empowers you to take your Uno project to the next level as you get more flexibility and customization options.

By enabling Custom Code, you get access to Git repositories as well as the Settings and Package sections in the backoffice on your Development/Staging environments. The feature is available on the Standard, Professional and Enterprise plans. 

For more details, see the Uno pricing and feature page

.NET Core: All Libraries Compatible

Umbraco source code solution is re-structured and everything is .NET Core compatible. This first phase in the transition to .NET Core provides a cleaner architecture and makes it easier to work with and contribute to Umbraco. For detailed information information see the Project Structure for Project UniCore RFC.

June 10, 2020

Launch of Umbraco Uno

Uno is our new SaaS offering that enables you to built impressive websites without writing a single line of code. 

By the help of widgets, you're able to design and structure a functional on on-brand websites in no time. Umbraco Uno is perfect for creative and marketing agencies. 

March 31, 2020

Media Overview/Tracking

With this new feature, your content editors will get a better overview of the usage of various media items (images, pdfs etc.) across the created content. This makes it easier to do editorial changes based on the media items used, without having to search through all content or remember where you’ve used your media.

A Request For Comments has been accepted on this topic on GitHub. You can see it right here

Released on the 31st of March as part of the Umbraco 8.6 release.

Umbraco 8.6

Umbraco 8.6 includes Media Tracking, Custom Validation Messages, Updated Media Picker, Stability improvements on Azure and Content Apps for Members. Get the 8.6 highlights here

February 20, 2020

.NET Core

This item has been split in to several new items on the current roadmap.

We currently use .NET Framework which is being replaced by .NET Core in order to give you better performance and a more modern framework. Moving to .Net core will be a big transition but we aim to keep it simple and as smooth as possible.

For more information, please see the two first Request For Comments: Introduction to Project UniCore and Project structure for Project UniCore on Github.

January 14, 2020

Umbraco 8.5 release

Umbraco 8.5 includes the core Umbraco Modelsbuilder. Get the 8.5 highlights here

January 7, 2020

Improved Partial Restore on Umbraco Cloud

With this extended Partial Restore feature you are no longer required to restore all content in an empty Umbraco Cloud environment. You will be able to restore a single content node or a specific part of the content tree giving you more control and the ability to work faster.

December 17, 2019

Umbraco Forms API for Umbraco Heartcore

With REST APIs being one of the main parts of a headless cms we want to ensure that Umbraco Forms is just as useful in a headless context as on a regular Umbraco based website. The first part will be to ensure that Umbraco Forms has endpoints for getting a form definition and for submitting a form entry, which is what this roadmap item will deliver.

December 10, 2019

Umbraco 8.4

Umbraco 8.4 contains Data Type Tracking, improved backoffice search, Property Actions, faster Media Library, UI and accessibility improvements and more than 180 community contributions.

December 2, 2019

Umbraco Heartcore

Umbraco Heartcore brings Umbraco CMS to any project that needs content management. The platform is available as a headless SaaS offering and will provide a flexible connection to a range of platforms with APIs and source code libraries.

  • Connect with any technology via APIs and open source code libraries
  • Access to Umbraco backoffice through a SaaS platform
  • Heartcore available through Umbraco Cloud
  • No limitation on front-end rendering technology and no dependency on Umbraco website rendering.

For more information, please see: Umbraco Heartcore product description

November 12, 2019

Umbraco 8.3

Umbraco 8.3 is a small minor release and most notably, it ability to change the culture of a language.

October 15, 2019

Umbraco 8.2

This version contains 91 features and fixes. Once again, there is a big focus on making the backoffice an even friendlier place to work. Both through numerous community contributions but also adding some new functionality to the rich text editor and further improvements to the cache layer - making both developers and content editors happier! 

Improved Rich Text Editor

Umbraco 8.2 contains the first round of improvements for the Rich Text Editor (RTE), performance improvements, drag and drop image upload and a whole lot more, making working and updating content in the RTE more delightful for content editors!

July 9, 2019

Umbraco 8.1.0

The first minor release of Umbraco 8 containing improvements to the editor and backoffice experience, content migration possibilities from Umbraco 7 to 8 and breaking changes. 

Read more about the 8.1.0 release: Release blog post; Umbraco 8.1 Release, release notes: Umbraco 8.1.0

Umbraco 7.15.0

The final planned minor release of Umbraco version 7. Including some new features, a security fix and a few bug fixes.

Read more about Umbraco 7.15.0: Release blog post; Umbraco 7.15 Release, release notes: Umbraco 7.15.0

Umbraco 7 to 8 migration

With the release of Umbraco 8.1.0, a built-in content migration tool was introduced to help support you in moving your Umbraco 7 sites to Umbraco 8. 

Read more about the migration: Release blog post; Umbraco 8.1., documentation; Umbraco Cloud: Migrate Umbraco 7 Cloud project to Umbraco 8, stand-alone Umbraco: Migrating content to Umbraco 8​

February 26, 2019

Umbraco version 8

5 years wait is finally over and Umbraco 8 is released with confetti 🎉 and cheers from the friendly Umbraco community. 

With Umbraco 8, we're introducing new features, new design, new code syntax and a new structure to the Umbraco CMS. All to improve your experience with Umbraco. The three major features in Umbraco 8 are:

  • Infinite Editing - a smoother, and more intuitive workflow for your editors in the Umbraco backoffice
  • Content Apps - improve your content with insightful data and tips directly in the backoffice
  • Language Variants - built-in features that support multilingual content 

More about Umbraco 8: blog post: Introducing Umbraco 8, Product info: Umbraco 8 

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