Introducing .NET Core in a stable and scalable CMS
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- Release date: 28-09-2021
- End of Life Date: 16-12-2022
- Support Information: Short Term Support (STS)
Highlights of Umbraco 9
Introduction of .NET Core: Umbraco 9 is the first version to be entirely based on .NET Core, representing a significant modernisation of the technology base.
Better alignment with Microsoft technology: This switch ensures that Umbraco is more aligned with the latest Microsoft technologies, leading to improved integration and efficiency.
New release strategy: Umbraco 9 introduces a release strategy parallel to that of .NET, ensuring consistent and predictable updates.
Umbraco 9 marks a major milestone in CMS development by moving fully to .NET 5 (ASP.NET Core). This step forward brings improved performance, scalability and a first step towards cross-platform capabilities.
Detailed description of Umbraco version 9
Umbraco 9 is on the eve of a new release strategy that parallels that of .NET, ensuring developers always have access to the latest technologies. This release retains Umbraco's core values - usability and flexibility - while modernising the technology base for future innovations.
The introduction of .NET 5 to Umbraco not only brings performance benefits, but also opens the door to new development capabilities and tools. Cross-platform support means that Umbraco can now run on a wider variety of systems and devices, making it an even more attractive option for developers around the world.
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Umbraco 9 end of life (EOL)
End of support: Support for Umbraco 9 ended on 16 December 2022, from which date Umbraco will no longer release security patches and the use of this version for website hosting is not recommended.
Important considerations: After the EOL date, Umbraco 9 will no longer receive updates or patches. Users are at risk of security issues and compliance issues.
Options for users: Users of Umbraco 9 are advised to upgrade to a newer version of Umbraco for better security, stability and access to new features.
More information on upgrades or security risks? Contact Frans.