November 17th 2015 is the release day! Magento 2 official launch took place yesterday. The long expected and debated next generation open source digital commerce platform is here. Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0 and Magento Community Edition 2.0 are now available for download.
What does Magento 2 bring?
- A more open, more flexible architecture
- Engaging shopping experiences
- Enhanced business agility and productivity
- Enterprise-grade scalability and performance
- Secure payments
- Easier maintenance and upgrades
As communicated by Magento, the new platform features out-of-the-box enterprise-level performance that easily scales to support large and rapidly growing businesses. Tools to increase engagement, conversion rates and sales are available to online shops, such as streamlined checkout experience, new product video feature, and responsive reference themes.
“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”, Magento announced.
Magento 2.0 builds on the open source heritage and offers unmatched flexibility and innovation opportunities to the global ecosystem of developers. This will empower developers 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.
Read more about it on Magento’s Blog.