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WebSphere Latest Updates

  • 1.  WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Tue July 24, 2018 01:22 PM
    If you want to stay on top of the latest WebSphere updates, visit this link at least quarterly.

    What's new in WebSphere Commerce update packages

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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 2.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Tue August 07, 2018 02:19 PM
    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.0.6 has been released! 

    • WebSphere Commerce deployment utilities opensource in GitHub: Provide a set of reference utilities for deploying and operating WebSphere Commerce V9 in a Kubernetes environment
    • Integration with Sterling Omni-Configurator: Sell complex and configurable products on your storefront by integrating WebSphere Commerce with Sterling Omni-Configurator  
    • OAuth 2.0 framework integration for social login on storefront: Implement OAuth 2.0 social login on your storefront, enabling users to easily log in to your store with their social networking accounts.  
    • Search Index build performance enhancement: Indexing has been optimized in this release. You can see improvements of up to 50% in index build time, depending on your local configuration. 
    See everything new in this release - 9.0.0.6

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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 3.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Wed September 05, 2018 10:54 AM

    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.0.7 has been released!

    • New integration with WebSphere eXtreme Scale: Integrating with WebSphere eXtreme Scale can provide significant performance benefits for high volume WebSphere Commerce customers. link (ready soon)
    • Monitoring WebSphere Commerce using Prometheus and Grafana: monitor WebSphere Commerce with Prometheus and how to check the sample dashboard in Grafana. link
    • Search indexing performance enhancements using vertical sharding: Vertical sharding speeds up the preprocessing stage of indexing and can be used alongside horizontal sharding. link
    • Sterling Omni-Configurator contracted price support: Support Sterling Omni-Configurator integration in B2B store, including all the features supported in B2C store and the B2B specific features. link

    See everything new in this release - 9.0.0.7



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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 4.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Tue October 09, 2018 12:16 PM

    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.0.8 has been released!

    • New JAVA code customization project: A new customization project is available, crs-logic-ext. You can use this project to build custom JAVA extensions for remote stores. link
    • Running SQL during the CI/CD deployment phase: If you need to run dataload or other utilities at deployment time, you can now do it by calling the RunSQL utility. link
    • Db2 Docker image for development and test environments - Decrease the time it takes to set up development and test environments by using a pre-configured Db2 Docker image as your database. This Db2 Docker image is not to be used in your staging or production environments. link

    See everything new in this release - 9.0.0.8



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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 5.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Tue October 30, 2018 09:20 AM
    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.1.0 has been released!

    • Increased flexibility of catalog management with product variantsWebSphere Commerce Version 9.0.1.0 introduces a three-tier product model for more versatile product management. In the traditional model, the product class contains attributes without content, with SKUs containing information on particular products. Beginning with Version 9.0.1.0, you can define product variants that collect similar product attributes into one item. For example, instead of having only the product categories 'dresses' and individual SKUs with attributes such as color and length, you can define a variant such as 'red dresses' or 'full-length gowns.' Product variants let you target sales, promotions, and other actions more precisely and easily.

      Learn more...

    • Apache Struts 2 upgrade enables new Java web application capabilitiesStarting with Version 9.0.1.0, WebSphere Commerce uses the Struts 2 framework for building Java enterprise web applications. The Struts 2 implementation includes all the latest capabilities of the Apache project, such as built-in double-click control for web forms, and a streamlined file upload tool.

      Learn more...

    To read the full release announcement go here - Version 9.0.1.0

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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 6.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Wed December 05, 2018 08:55 AM
    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.1.1 has been released!

    • Certified IBM Cloud Pak: Production certified WebSphere Commerce application containers in IBM Cloud Private (ICP). Learn more 
    • pLinux platform support: WebSphere Commerce Version 9.0.1.1 supports the use of the Linux on IBM Power Systems. Learn more
    To read the full release announcement go here - Version 9.0.1.1

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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 7.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Wed December 05, 2018 09:30 AM

    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.1.1 has been released! 

    • Certified IBM Cloud Pak: Production certified WebSphere Commerce application containers in IBM Cloud Private (ICP). Learn more 
    • pLinux platform support: WebSphere Commerce Version 9.0.1.1 supports the use of the Linux on IBM Power Systems. Learn more

    Visit What's new for more information of this release. 



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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 8.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Fri December 21, 2018 02:15 AM
    Very useful update. I was looking for this..

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    Alex Watson
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  • 9.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Mon January 07, 2019 10:09 AM

    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.1.2 has been released!

    • pLinux IBM Cloud Pak certification:With Version 9.0.1.2, you can now use your pLinux operating system with IBM Cloud Private. link

    • Store publish/gradle enhancement:The gradle-based store publishing scripts have been enhanced. You can now use them to customize the organization name for your newly created stores. link

    • Search customization guide:The guide describes the search and index lifecycles, and shows you where you can customize or extend each component.link

    See everything new in this release - 9.0.1.2



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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 10.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Wed February 06, 2019 10:54 AM
    WebSphere Commerce version 9.0.1.3 has been released!

    • Enhanced logging via the Global Tracing ID: WebSphere Commerce Version 9.0.1.3 introduces an enhanced global tracing ID that improves problem determination. In addition to using the tracing ID, you can add customized fields into the logging file. Learn more 
    • WC Default Tunables: Performance tuning parameter documentation has been updated with the latest performance best practices. Learn more
    • Best practice for build index performance and capacity: Build index documentation was updated with the latest performance and capacity best practices, to provide your performance engineers with tips on improving how to build your site's search indexes. Learn more
    To read the full release announcement go here - Version 9.0.1.3

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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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  • 11.  RE: WebSphere Latest Updates

    Posted Fri March 15, 2019 08:29 AM
    Major Capability and functionality in IBM WebSphere Commerce 9.0.1.4:

    • More Administrative REST APIs: Additional more administrative REST API are now available. The Administrative API contains a list of resources that are provided for creating, retrieving, changing, and deleting data to administer your site globalization capabilities, organizations, and more. link

    • New Tutorial: Adding languages to Version 9: Another new tutorial shows you how to add languages to WebSphere Commerce. This tutorial covers every step in the process of delivering a truly multilingual experience to your customers. link
    Refer to What's new for more information of this release.

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    Caley Iandiorio
    IBM
    Product Marketing Manager - Watson Commerce
    Caley.Iandiorio@ibm.com
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