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Magento 2 Update - March 24, 2014

Magento gave another update on the release of Magento 2.0 and what's included in this updated version.  The timeline below tells the story regarding when Magento 2.0 will generally be available, which is sometime in Q4 2015.

The Magento team is still working on some key features of Magento 2.0 and the following shows when some of the functionality will be available.

As previously reported, Magento 2 is a major technological overhaul of Magento 1.x.  Both end-users and developers alike will appreciate the new underpinning of Magento 2.  Magento 2 promises:

  • Modern technology stack
  • Improved performance & stability
  • Streamlined customizations
  • High code quality & testing
  • Easier installations & upgrades
  • Simplified external integrations

Magento 2 has also improved their APIs.

Magento 2 also promises to improve the speed and performance of your website.

While never a real issue for Modern Retail, Magento 2 will be easier to install.

Magento 2.0 also comes with a new look and feel that I have to say we like quite a bit.

Finally, Magento 2 will include some Migration Tools to help you upgrade from your Magento 1.6 and above installations.