The release day for Umbraco 9 is finally here!
We won’t go into too much detail on this article as Umbraco have done a great job explaining what’s new here and here. We can now take advantage of the full feature set of .NET 5 and the clean up of legacy code, so Umbraco is a platform for a sustainable future in line with the plans for Microsoft .NET releases.
It also opens exciting possibilities for the new features in Umbraco like the (currently WIP) overhaul of the back office using web components.
We’ve had plans for our new website in the pipeline for a while now but the release of Umbraco 9 gave us the perfect opportunity to test it out! We jumped the gun a little and built and released our new site (the one you are currently reading) on Umbraco 9 release candidate 2. We haven’t spotted any major bugs yet but are excited to update to V9.0.0 today!
The editing experience is the Umbraco that we know and love. The developer perspective is where all the new and exciting things are happening.
Keep an eye on our insights to hear more about Umbraco 9 features as we test them out and find new ways to build even better sites.
This is a very impressive start for the new era of Umbraco. Due to more regular releases in the schedule, we’re looking forward to a much smoother upgrade process to access new features and fixes compared to previous versioning from 7 > 8 > 9 which requires significant development work.
We believe this will really benefit our clients, so they can maximise budgets on new features, instead of upgrades, and stretch the lifespan of their website even further.
We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Umbraco! If you want to get started with your Umbraco 9 project, get in touch.