Adobe Commerce 2.4.4: Important 2022 Dates & Release Schedules for Merchants
The future of eCommerce is here; Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 will be released in March 2022! This latest version will allow merchants to remain competitive with the hottest technologies inbuilt coupled with robust features designed to improve shopping experiences and improve store management experiences for admins!
Built on the latest version of PHP (8.1) Magento 2.4.4 includes a significant performance boost, rich B2B and B2C capabilities as well as enhanced headless support! In short, it is a tailor-made solution for your business needs.
Moving forward, you will be able to spend fewer resources on platform maintenance. New features will become independent services and upgrades of the core codebase lighter so that more time can go towards curating exceptional experiences for your customers!
Adobe Commerce is focusing on offering merchants an innovative feature set, as well as a strong foundation for future growth. With this transition to 2.4.4, they aim at providing merchants with the perfect opportunity to meet customer needs through new service engagements!
We are Adobe Solution Partners and are excited to announce the following changes that will provide more flexibility with your upgrade planning and allow you to take advantage of our existing support timeline.
Updated End of Support Date for 2.3.x Merchants
Adobe is shifting the End of Support (EOS) date for our 2.3 line forward by a few months to September 8th, 2022! They have taken this decision after appreciating the continued business and provided additional time to merchants to adopt this transition period. The Adobe team will still provide support on older releases during these coming weeks & months ahead of schedule.
This is a major release and we would encourage you to join Adobe Commerce Beta Program, where members will have time added to their merchant account upgrades. As soon as possible after the update goes live with this patch version (and if not already done so), all current merchants should prepare themselves by upgrading their software prior to another busy holiday season!
Merchants who stay current with the latest versions are best protected against security vulnerabilities, remain PCI compliant, and gain access to new features that enable and fuel business growth.
Additional Security Patches for 2.3.7 and 2.4.3
To help merchants stay secure and compliant as they transit, Adobe has added two security patch releases in the month of August – 2.3.7-p4 & 2.4.3-p3.
Paid Extended Support Options for 2.3.7 and 2.4.0-2.4.3
Adobe will provide the 2.3.7 or 2.4.0- 2.4.3 merchants an extra helping hand with their upgrade by providing paid extended support options that give them more time to move up until the latest release, which is 2.4.4 or higher.
By choosing this option, merchants are guaranteed to receive quality and security updates for one year after these versions reach the end of support.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or just getting started, now is the time to start planning for our next major update. We have developed these resources within this update:
Upgrade Guide for 2.4: Upgrading to a newer version of Adobe Commerce can be intimidating and confusing, but this guide will walk you through the best practices.
Upgrade Compatibility Tool: There’s no need to worry about the compatibility issues between your current version and what you are upgrading. This free tool can analyze any issue in just minutes so that all will be well before it even starts!
The 2.4 Upgrade Workshop gives you a technical tour of the new features that are coming and how they will impact your business processes, culture change strategy, or renewal projects after migration!
Adobe wants to make sure merchants are all prepared for the next upgrade! The beta program gives partners an exclusive opportunity, with early access and pre-release code. Sign up here if interested in trying out 2.4.4 beta today – they are available now only on our website
For more information on this announcement, visit our Adobe Blog and watch for updates coming soon.
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