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Umbraco 9

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

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.

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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.

The most frequently asked questions about Umbraco versions

The latest version of Umbraco varies depending on when you ask this question. For the most up-to-date version, check out our Umbraco version page for the latest information.

LTS, or 'Long Term Support', refers to Umbraco versions that offer long-term support with updates and security patches.

STS, 'Short Term Support', denotes versions with shorter support periods. LTS versions provide long-term stability, while STS versions give access to the latest features but have a shorter lifespan.

Several versions of Umbraco have been released, each with unique features and improvements. For a list of available versions, you should check out our Umbraco Versions page.

We usually implement the latest secure version of Umbraco. This usually means the latest version minus two releases to avoid any initial issues. So for example, if the current version is 13.1 or 13.2, we start by implementing version 13 with new customers or updating with existing customers who wish to do so.

Our website always runs on the latest version of Umbraco. This allows us to identify and fix any bugs, so that we can always offer our customers the most up-to-date and advanced solutions.

To find out the Umbraco version of your website, log into the Umbraco CMS and look in the 'Help' or 'About' section, where you will usually find the version information. Otherwise, contact Frans, who can always help you further.

To update your Umbraco website to a newer version, contact Frans, who will guide you through the process.

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.