Magento Enterprise Edition 1.6.0.0-rc1 Released

The Magento Team are proud to announce the availability of Magento Enterprise Edition 1.6.0.0-rc1.  With the latest version of Magento Enterprise Edition coming soon, this release candidate gives a preview of new features and functionality which are planned for the release later this month and a great opportunity for those already on Magento Enterprise Edition to get prepped for upgrading.  Key features include the new CMS+ Content Management Engine and the new Targeted Merchandising Suite.

Other new key features:

  • widget instances management
  • rule-based merchandising
  • customer segmentation
  • cms page versioning
  • cms pages hierarchy and navigation
  • marketing personalization zones (banners)

Changes include:

  • included all changes/fixes from CE 1.4 (including robust indexing and new taxes)
  • php_mhash usage was removed, as well as removed from official requirements list
  • customer balance and gift card accounts work as regular total models introduced in CE 1.4
  • refactored staging module logging and event handling
  • refactored admin actions log module - improved configuration structure, introduced processor observer model and event changes
  • various minor admin UI improvements
  • disposed of CE themes and skins and downloader in the package

If you’re a merchant looking for more information please contact Varien or one of our Enterprise Partners for more information.


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