Happy New Year!
The start of a new year always brings excitement about the future and I am super excited because we have a lot coming down the pike in 2023.
On January 11, 2023 we released the beta version for our 2.4.6 release (GA planned for March 14, 2023).
Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 introduces support for PHP 8.2. PHP 8.1 remains fully supported, but support for PHP 7.4 has been removed. It includes significant performance and scalability enhancements. GraphQL operations for bulk cart operations and category tree rendering response have been optimized.
This release includes over 300 quality fixes and enhancements. Core Composer dependencies and third-party libraries have been upgraded to the latest versions that are compatible with PHP 8.2.
Please find more details about the 2.4.6 beta scope in the Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 Beta Release Notes
We want to remind those partners who have not signed up for our Beta Program that we provide access to our pre-production code ahead of pre-release and general availability. After joining this program, you will be able to evaluate upcoming enhancements and changes included in our next release prior to pre-release and general availability. Our Beta Program is only available to our partners. If you are interested in learning more, review the https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/commerce-operations/release/beta-program.html.
Adobe Commerce is excited to announce our January Feature release, including powerful new composable commerce capabilities, along with other valuable product updates and announcements. Check out our Adobe Release Blog for more information.
Adobe Makes Composable Easier
Adobe is introducing powerful new extensibility and integration capabilities for Adobe Commerce that simplify building and maintaining composable commerce applications.
Together, these new capabilities drastically reduce the time to deploy new features while reducing the cost to maintain and upgrade your commerce application. Customers can easily add, upgrade, and replace third-party services to combine best-of-breed solutions with the Adobe Commerce platform. App Builder also takes care of provisioning all the resources required for building and hosting composable apps so developers can focus on solving business problems. These services are available to all Adobe Commerce customers and an allocation of App Builder capacity is included at no additional cost for cloud customers.
Additional Adobe Commerce Feature Updates
In addition to introducing new capabilities that empower customers to build composable applications, Adobe is introducing enhancements to existing capabilities. Highlights include:
Adobe continually strives to find the right balance between making product upgrades simple and predictable and delivering improvements and new features to early adopters faster. Check out the 2023 release schedule here.
We are excited to announce changes to our support policy and release cadence that will help customers maximize the value they receive from Adobe Commerce, enhance security, and innovate faster. Changes include a longer software support period, more frequent security updates, and easier access to new features delivered as composable SaaS services. More details here.
The Magento Open Source Community Prioritization Process was kicked off in November of last year. This initiative empowers the community to influence the Magento Open Source roadmap and code base by upvoting the pull requests that brings most value to them. We then pick the most up voted PRs (Pull Requests) to work on and add them to the community dashboard with a purple label - “Project: Community Picked.” The second set of 6 PRs were added in mid-December based on community voting with the thumbs up reaction. Read the full progress update here.
For real time status, please visit the community dashboard.
Payment Services for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source provides merchants with the peace of mind that they will be able to collect payment for all their orders in the way that shoppers want to pay. Best of all, configuration and customization is done mainly from the Admin so changing payment methods and customizing location and look and feel doesn't require a cumbersome development and deployment process.
Shortly, Payment Services will be expanding internationally starting with the UK. We are actively looking for our first merchants in this region. By getting involved now, merchants will have extra attention from our product and engineering teams in making sure they are up and running quickly and efficiently. You might also be featured in an upcoming Adobe announcement, providing more exposure for your business. Reach out to Harrison Loveall (Sales), email@example.com or Ritesh Somani (Product), firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to answer any questions.
The Catalog Service for Adobe Commerce is a multi-tenant SaaS service that provides read-only catalog data to power storefront shopping experiences. Consumable via GraphQL APIs, it provides new API queries to boost performance and improve the scalability of catalog data retrieval.
In our testing, we have seen up to 10X faster data retrieval, meaning, product detail pages, category pages, search results, and other pages within our merchants’ website that require catalog data will display information much faster and become more responsive, resulting in improved customer experience and conversion rates.
Additionally, merchants using both Catalog Service and Live Search for Adobe Commerce together will further benefit as Catalog Service will make information, not readily available through Live Search, available to be displayed like size options and dynamic attributes.
The Catalog Service for Adobe Commerce version 1.3 is now available (release notes). This version helps you to test the Catalog Service on a sandbox environment and will also allow you to onboard autonomously, much faster and easier, it now follows the same process as other Adobe Commerce SaaS services.
The Catalog Service for Adobe Commerce it is available at no additional cost to Adobe Commerce merchants and partners (cloud and on-prem), and this service can work on its own, as a stand-alone, or together with other existing SaaS services like Product Recommendations or Live Search. Learn more in our public documentation.
We want to hear from you! if you are interested in using the Catalog Service for Adobe Commerce and want to have a direct conversation with our product and engineering teams to influence our future roadmap you can reach out to Sandra Gonzalez (email@example.com).
Be sure to join others in the Commerce community and the Adobe Commerce team at Adobe Summit! With a track dedicated to making commerce personal you will have an opportunity to learn from Adobe experts, hear from other businesses using Adobe Commerce, and network with peers in the industry. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!
Submissions for Adobe Commerce Rockstar at Summit 2023 are now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted their innovations. We have received over 60 amazing submissions for this first episode of Rockstar and are currently reviewing them. We will be reaching out to you shortly with a decision on your submission via the email provided at the time of registration. Should you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adobe Commerce certification renewals are now easier than ever. You can now renew your Adobe Commerce certification via a new continuous learning renewal format at no cost.
With this new renewal format, you can renew your Expert or Master level certification by completing a few continuous learning course assessments, without the hassle of scheduling and taking a proctored exam.
Visit Adobe Commerce Renewal Guide to learn more and renew your Commerce certification today! If you have any questions, please refer to these FAQs, or contact email@example.com.
Community Engineering Hangout is a public event aimed to share the latest platform updates, gather feedback and spread technical knowledge with the Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source Community.
Please visit https://developer.adobe.com/open/magento/calendar to get the dial-in details, check the upcoming Hangout schedule, and watch the recordings of our earlier sessions.
Reach out to us if you would like to speak at one of these sessions.
Meet Magento Florida (Feb 15, 2023)
See you next month,