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Magento 2 Finally Here - November 17, 2015

Many of us have been waiting a long time to finally see the release of Magento 2.0, and we're happy to say it has been officially released today!  Modern Retail has been working with Magento 2.0 for several months and have been following the progress ever since it was announced.

What's new in Magento 2.0?  Well, I think that's best explained by our friends over at Magento:

  • Magento 2.0 builds on our open source heritage and offers unmatched flexibility and innovation opportunities to our global ecosystem of developers. This empowers you to quickly and cost-effectively deliver powerful new extensions that enhance the shopping experience and enable merchants to tailor their sites to their precise business needs.
  • Magento 2.0 also features out-of-the-box enterprise-level performance that easily scales to support large and rapidly growing businesses. A streamlined checkout experience, new product video feature, and responsive reference themes also offer new ways to increase engagement, conversion rates and sales.
  • An all-new, intuitive Admin user interface and efficient business user tools accelerate ramp-up time and increase productivity. Merchants also get access to a full roadmap of new features and functionality that will only be available on the Magento 2.0 platform.

Some of you more aggressive retailers out there will want to upgrade to Magento 2.0 immediately.  However, there are still plenty of extensions that have not been upgraded to run on Magento 2.0 yet, so upgrading will really be dependent upon your particular implementation.

We're excited to see Magento 2.0 officially released and look forward to continuing to help our clients build amazing websites on this next-generation e-commerce platform.

In case you haven't seen it, here's the official announcement from Magento.

As always, please submit a Support Request if you have any questions about Magento 2.0.  Thank you.