Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The reasons for keeping an Umbraco instance up-to-date are manifold. Month after month, Umbraco programmers and hard-working members of the community add new features, improve existing ones and make the system both simpler and safer. The new comparison of functions on the community platform our.umbraco.org will make it even harder to miss everything and anything that is new with Umbraco. And that’s a great thing.
Somehow, it seems like just yesterday that the last Codegarden took place. It was the first day of the festival when Umbraco founder Niels Hartvig stepped on stage, declared that there are 370.000 active projects running on Umbraco and announced the successful release of major release 7.5 Beta. It has almost been seven months since. The community was thrilled by the many new functions, especially the longed for integrated password recovery function caused a couple of grins. After all, it is the little things that make a new version what it is.
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Especially regarding software, this fact leads to skipping one or the other version on the path to a better future along the way. If new functions or improvements can’t be seen at first sight, the thought of an update is laborious, after all there is no actual reason for it, really.
When it comes to security, this is a fallacy as a new tool added to the community site our.umbraco.org last week shows. Just since version 7.4.3 (which was the newest version at last year’s Codegarden) several changes have been made: 283 issues and tasks have been fixed, there are 7 breaking changes and 23 new features in the core. The things that have changed since Umbraco versions 4 or 6 – which are much more frequently used than one might think at first –, you can only imagine them.
If you also feel like you have been missing something about Umbraco, why don’t you just try the new function? Here you can compare two Umbraco versions: https://our.umbraco.org/contribute/releases/compare/