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Magento Open Source 2.2.0 Released

Open Source 2.2.0 brings numerous functional fixes and enhancements to your Magento store

Thanks to Magento, we get regular updates and fixes to ensure our stores are on top of their game and we can serve our customers the best way possible. Not only do these updates bring security enhancements and functional fixes, but these help enhance the customer experience as well.

However, let’s focus on the latest Open Source 2.2.0 release.

This release brings security enhances, fixes known issues like Magento installation that affected multiple store views, or the ‘failure to specify a – base_url during installation’, and Performance Toolkit not working, etc.

While you can read the Release Notes for a detailed understanding of what this update brings, here are the highlights of the release:

Bundled extensions:  Magento has finally included the first third-party extension that will come bundled with Magento Commerce.

Enhancements in platform security and developer experience: Code execution attacks are common against online stores, however, with this release Magento has removed unserialize calls which help overhaul your site’s protection.

Performance gains: Your customers can now shop and browse on your store with no visible impact while indexers are running in the background. This essentially improves their overall experience, but improvements in cart also brings significant enhances in performance.

Pipeline Deployment: This release brings a new deployment process that minimizes the system downtime in case of site updates.

Upgraded technology stack: Support for PHP 5.6 and Varnish 3 has been dropped. Magento Open Source 2.2.0 now supports PHP 7.1, MySQL 5.7 and Varnish 5.

While these are just the highlights of what ships with Magento Open Source 2.2.0, you can refer to the linked Release Notes to read in detail what this update brings.

If you have any questions regarding this release or how to update your Magento store, you can always refer to our Ask an Expert section for professional assistance!