Umbraco 8 is the latest version of Umbraco CMS. It’s the fastest and best version of Umbraco and a big step forward in regard to making your work with Umbraco simpler; simpler to extend, simpler to edit, simpler to publish - simpler to use, simpler to enjoy.
The new generation of Umbraco
Like all previous versions of the Umbraco content management system, Umbraco 8 is free to download and use. It is an open source software protected by the MIT license and like its predecessors, it’s written in C# and built upon Microsoft's .NET Framework, using ASP.NET.
Umbraco 8 was released on February 26th 2019 and is being updated regularly with bug fixes, features, security fixes etc. by the Umbraco HQ.
What's new in Umbraco 8?
Being a major version, you'll find a lot of "newness"; new features, new design, new code syntax, new structure. All to improve your experience with Umbraco.
In Umbraco 8 we have introduced 3 new big features:
The ability to create smoother workflows for editors, customers and developers so you can work in Umbraco completely uninterrupted.
With built-in functions to help manage multilingual content, it has never been simpler to add, update and edit various languages in Umbraco.
Get the ability to improve your content with insightful data and tips that’ll support your editors in their work in Umbraco and help them create outstanding content!
Working with Umbraco has never been more straightforward - or faster
Apart from the new features, the Umbraco CMS codebase has also undergone a massive rework and cleanup for Umbraco 8. A cleanup that has now made it even simpler to extend and work with Umbraco as well as a lot easier for developers to follow best practices and take advantage of up-to-date technologies within Umbraco. It has also made the Umbraco CMS more stable and improved on performance.
Overall, Umbraco 8 will give you a faster experience both when creating, extending, updating, browsing and editing websites. And it will make your work with Umbraco, whatever your job title, more straightforward and fun.