Sitecore Development / Kim Hornung

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CMS 6.3.1 is now the recommended version

To all the people who subscribe to our "Issues and Patches" mailing list, I must apologize up-front for being lazy and simply copy/pasting the information from our newsletter...

The only extra thing that I can add is that we've (as part of this release) have fixed an issue in the setup.exe for 6.3.1 which could cause it to fail on non-English operating systems. So if you want to install 6.3.1 on a non-English version of Windows, make sure you to download the new setup.exe from SDN.

Sitecore CMS 6.3.1 - New Recommended Version
Sitecore is proud to announce the availability of a new Recommended Version of CMS 6 (full version number: CMS 6.3.1 rev. 110112). This release contains improvements that should be of interest to every Sitecore partner and customer.

Sitecore recommends this version for future installations in most cases, however, later version may be more appropriate in some cases, such as when your website requires or resolves some known issues that might affect your website, in which case it will be appropriate to install that version.

Important: If you are using Staging module for Sitecore CMS, it should be uninstalled when upgrading to Sitecore CMS 6.3. Refer to these instructions to uninstall the Staging module. Refer to this article for information about new features in Sitecore CMS that make the Staging module obsolete.

The new release is available for download at the Sitecore Developer Network:
Download 6.3.1 rev. 110112 (Initial release)

You can download the recommended version as either a full installation program or as a Sitecore update package that you can use to upgrade Sitecore installations that are based on previous releases.

Sitecore strongly recommends that customers and partners upgrade existing installations to this new release. The upgrade process involves using an automated installation wizard and applying a minimal number of manual configuration file changes.

For a full set of upgrade instructions, visit the 6.3.1 download page.

Please note that customers running earlier releases of Sitecore that have had hotfixes applied should check with Sitecore Customer Service before performing the upgrade to ensure that the update package includes the changes applied by their hotfixes.

I'm out of the office for the next 1½ weeks, so I'm afraid I won't be able to respond to any comments to this blog post. But I wish everyone joy with the new recommended version!