Upgrade Now to Magento 2.2 Open Source and Magento 2.2 Commerce for new functionality

We’re sure you’ve heard the pros of Magento 2. It’s faster, more secure, scalable and has better customization. But, there are plenty of highlights to talk about in Magento 2.2. Magento released version 2.2 of both Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce. The 2.2 update is filled with new speed and security enhancements detailed below.

Bundled Extensions. The new Magento Social extension allows you to connect your corporate Facebook account to your online store. The extension creates a product a page from your catalog.

Security Enhancements. Magento has removed unserialize calls and added protection of this functionality to increase resilience against dangerous code attacks. In addition, protection against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks has been added.

Upgraded Technology Stack. Magento now only supports PHP 7.1 Varnish 5, and MySQL 5.7.

Pipeline Deployment. This creates a new way to deploy to production with minimum possible downtime.

Indexing Improvements. Customers can browse on a storefront while indexers run without impacting user experience. To better manage memory and run times, long-running indexers operate in batches. 

Cart Improvements. Customers can create a cart with more than 300 items, and merchants can process a cart with at least 300 items. 

Varnish cache operations. Varnish cache now includes saint and grace mode to ensure Varnish is always presenting a cached page to customers.

What’s New For Magento Commerce 2.2

While there are many updates for Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce, there are several specific to just Magento Commerce 2.2.  Notably, Magento Commerce 2.2 features include:

B2B Commerce Functionality. The new functionality allows companies to create and maintain their own accounts. Each with teams of buyers with various roles and levels of permission. It also includes a flexible API that will integrate with a variety of ERP solutions.

Magento Commerce Starter. Magento Cloud (Commerce) now comes in a smaller, platform-as-a-service version — Magento Commerce Starter.

Magento Commerce (Cloud) Improvements. The release includes new build and deployment variables. This includes ece-tools and ece-patches, that allow for patching your Magento Commerce (Cloud) without requiring a full installation of base code and the patch.

Signifyd Fraud Protection. The new service will help merchants eliminate liability for any losses or fees from fraudulent orders.

We recommend updating to either Magento Commerce 2.2 or Magento Open Source 2.2 as soon as possible. Both updates are packed with new features that will keep your website ahead of the pack.

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