Review platform changes before upgrading

Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 will be generally available on April 12, 2022, with pre-release access for Adobe Commerce customers and partners beginning March 29. The 2.4.4 release is unique because it includes many platform updates. It is powered by PHP 8.1 together with several key framework upgrades including:

  • Removing support for PHP 7.3
  • Support for OpenSearch as an alternative to Elasticsearch
  • Latest version support of multiple system dependencies, including Elasticsearch, Redis, MySQL, JavaScript libraries, and Composer dependencies
  • Removal of older JavaScript libraries, redundant Laminas libraries, and NPM dependencies

Learn more about the technical platform changes on the Adobe Commerce Devblog.

Start planning now

From October 2021 to February 2022, partners can subscribe to the Adobe Commerce Beta Program to prepare for the 2.4.4 General Availability (GA) release on March 8, 2022.

See the following key dates in the 2.4.4 Beta Program schedule:

  • 2.4.4 Beta 1: October 18, 2021
  • 2.4.4 Beta 2: November 22, 2021
  • 2.4.4 Beta 3: December 14, 2021
  • 2.4.4 Beta 4: January 10, 2022
  • 2.4.4 GA: March 8, 2022

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