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B2B Commerce™ Cloud release schedule

Use the table below to track past and future releases for Optimizely B2B Commerce Cloud.

Type

Release

Date

Release Notes

Version

Monthly

November 2020

11/19/2020

Release Notes

5.0.7.1712

Monthly

December 2020

12/17/2020

Release Notes

5.0.8.587

Sync**

January 2021

1/21/2021

Release Notes

5.0.9.915

Monthly

February 2021

2/25/2021

Release Notes

5.0.10.2077***

Monthly

March 2021

3/18/2021

Release Notes

5.0.11.291

Monthly

April 2021

4/15/2021

Release Notes

5.0.12.530

Sync**

May 2021

5/20/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.13.238

Monthly

June 2021

6/17/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.14.572

Monthly

July 2021

7/15/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.15.1955

Monthly

August 2021

8/19/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.16.321

Sync**

September 2021

9/16/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.17.83

Monthly

October 2021

10/21/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.18.865

Monthly

November 2021

11/18/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.19.397

Monthly

December 2021

12/16/2021*

Release Notes

5.0.20.1508

Sync**

January 2022

1/20/2022*

Release Notes

5.1.2201.779

Monthly

February 2022

2/17/2022*

Release Notes

5.1.2202.426

Monthly

March 2022

3/17/2022*

--

5.1.2203.xxxx

Monthly

April 2022

4/21/2022*

--

5.1.2204.xxxx

Sync**

May 2022

5/19/2022*

--

5.1.2205.xxxx

Monthly

June 2022

6/16/2022*

--

5.1.2206.xxxx

Monthly

July 2022

7/21/2022*

--

5.1.2207.xxxx

Monthly

August 2022

8/18/2022*

--

5.1.2208.xxxx

Sync**

September 2022

9/15/2022*

--

5.1.2209.xxxx

Monthly

October 2022

10/20/2022*

--

5.1.2210.xxxx

Monthly

November 2022

11/17/2022*

--

5.1.2211.xxxx

Monthly

December 2022

12/15/2022*

--

5.1.2212.xxxx

* These dates may shift if the scope of a release changes, so avoid making specific plans around it.

** Sync releases ensure that your Sandbox site is within three releases of the current Cloud version. If your Sandbox site is older than three Monthly releases, Episerver will notify you to update it within three weeks or we will update it to the Sync release version for you.

***Please note that the February 2021 Release version # has been updated to "5.0.10.2077." We discovered an issue related to real-time pricing, an issue with one-time address settings, an issue affecting Spire customers with credit card payments enabled, and an issue that impacted only one customer that caused a guest cart to be marked as an abandoned cart. We resolved these issues as of this build. Clients that are on v5.0.8 or earlier were not impacted.

Release Types and Cadence

Monthly Releases

Monthly releases occur every month and include new features, functionality and bug fixes. You must request Monthly release deployments to both Sandbox and Production environments, as these are not automatically applied. Production deployments will continue to occur during the current deployment windows listed in the Production Deploy Requests section.

Episerver will notify* you when Monthly releases are available, typically in the third week of every month. Please work closely with your partner to request deployments to your Sandbox environment at this time. After you’ve evaluated the new features, you can request deployment of the Monthly release to your Production environment. Please create a ticket with Episerver Application Support to schedule Sandbox and Production updates.

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Note that your partner can request deployments for the most current version of Optimizely at any time. Production deployment requests must match the version you have in Sandbox.

NOTE: When a release is deployed to any environment, there will likely be 3-5 minutes of downtime as the site restarts. New features that have a UI or website component may require an update to the customer's theme.

*We recommend you subscribe to the Optimizely B2B Commerce Cloud section to receive updates on Optimizely B2B Commerce Cloud Monthly Releases. These notifications will include the dates and times for when an update is available for you to request deployment to your Sandbox.

Sync Releases

Sync Releases occur every four months and, like Monthly Releases, include new features, functionality and bug fixes. If your Sandbox site is older than three Monthly Releases when the Sync Release occurs, Optimizely will notify you that your site is at risk of being considered out of date. You must update Sandbox within three weeks after the notification or we will update it to the Sync Release version for you.

For example, if your Sandbox is on the January 2020 release (or earlier) when the May 2020 Sync Release occurs, we will automatically update your Sandbox to the May 2020 release three weeks from the date the May 2020 release became available.

If your Sandbox is on one of the February to April 2020 releases when the May 2020 Sync release occurs, Optimizely will neither notify you nor automatically update your Sandbox environment at that time.

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There are no exceptions, delays or deferrals related to Sync Releases in your Sandbox environment. Optimizely will not automatically update Production environments.

NOTE: There are risks to falling behind on releases. Because we only build hotfixes against the current cloud release, accepting a hotfix will automatically update you to the current version. Additionally, being on an outdated version can put you behind on compliance updates, performance improvements and impact your eligibility for new features and use of other Optimizely products. Critical compliance or security updates may also be required if the need arises.

Production Deploy Requests

When you or your partner request a Production deploy, Optimizely will complete these requests on:

  • Wednesdays at 7:30 am Central Time
  • Wednesdays at 4:30 pm Central Time
  • Fridays at 7:30 am Central Time

Please submit your Production deploy ticket by, at the latest, 4:00 pm Central Time on the day before the deploy.

Please note: The following dates will not have deployment windows due to their being Optimizely holidays:

  • Friday, November 26
  • Friday, December 24
  • Friday, December 31

Hotfixes

If Optimizely identifies an issue that requires immediate resolution outside the normal release cadence, we will build a hotfix.

We only build hotfixes against the current cloud release. Applying the hotfix will automatically update your environment to the current cloud release, if applicable.

For a list of current hotfixes, see the Current Hotfixes article. Be aware that the most recent hotfix contains all previous hotfixes.

NOTE: Applying this hotfix will increase your current month's build number, so only expect matching version numbers in the first three digits.

Optimizely tests hotfixes specifically for the identified issue and does not perform full regression testing. We expect the customer and/or partner to test all hotfixes in the Sandbox environment before requesting deployment to Production.

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Last updated: Jan 26, 2021

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