Magento 2 continues to move forward as an updated version of Magento 2.2 was recently released. After weeks of testing and developer input, nearly all major issues have been addressed and the code is now stable.
New features to expect from Magento Commerce 2.2 include:
- An enhanced B2B Feature Set, which makes the B2B purchasing process smoother. Magento has reduced the cost and complexity of building a B2B Magento site by providing company account management features out-of-the-box.
- Advanced reporting, which will provide merchants with an improved, reliable, and completing way to report on their products, orders, and customers.
- Signifyd Fraud Protection, now integrated with Magento. Signifyd identifies and rejects potential fraudulent orders and provides 100% chargeback protection.
You can see other highlights here.
For developers interested in moving forward with Magento 2.2, Magento encourages reviewing the Magento 2.2 release information. The Magento 2.2 Quick Start Site has everything from release notes and documentation to a list of backward incompatible changes to help prepare for the release.
Magento is also encouraging users to download the updated version of the software. Magento Open Sourch (the software formerly known as Community Edition) is available on GitHub. Magento Solution, Technology, and Hosting Partners can access Magento Commerce (formerly Enterprise Edition) software in a private repository after signing an online agreement and provigind GitHub account information. Learn more about that here.