Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 Is Here

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Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 is here! This latest release includes many contributions from the Magento developer community and empowers merchants to operate their online stores more easily and efficiently by delivering significant tax calculation updates, functional improvements, and security enhancements, including:

image Tax Calculation Updates
Building on tax improvements made in our most recent release, Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 provides more accurate and consistent Value Added Tax (VAT) and Fixed Product Tax (FPT) calculations for the Magento admin, invoices, and credit memos. It also improves tax calculations for cross-border transactions, bundled products, and multi-tax scenarios, as well as supports the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling tax in the EU.
 
image Functional Improvements
Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 includes important improvements across the shopping cart, checkout, content management system, and product import and export. Many of these updates came from Magento community hackathons (see photos of the events below). Please give a big “thank you” to the contributors highlighted in the product release notes for making the Magento platform better!
 
image Security Enhancements
Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 delivers several important security enhancements, helping to further strengthen the platform against potential threats. These enhancements were identified through a rigorous process that included comprehensive internal testing, quarterly penetration testing by expert consultants, and engagement with the Magento developer community. Additionally, one improvement from Magento Community Edition 1.8.0.0 is now available for download for earlier Magento Community Edition releases.
 
image How to Upgrade
We know that you are eager to start testing out Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0. But, before you do, please take a few minutes to carefully review the upgrade instructions. We strongly recommend that you do not upgrade Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 in the same directory on the same server as your current deployment to avoid any post-upgrade errors.
 
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See how Magento Community Edition 1.8.1.0 can help improve your operations by downloading the software and reviewing the release notes today!
 

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