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Ben Crocker March 16th, 2018

Each year, Kentico releases a new major version of their Kentico EMS. In December 2017, Kentico 11 was released.

Most businesses using Kentico pay an maintenance annual fee to ensure they are kept up to date with support and have access to hotfixes and EMS version upgrades. We see that most of our Kentico clients make full use of the upgrades when available, however some do fall behind a little, and perform a multiple version upgrade, which can get a little tricky at times.

Upgrading annually not only makes each individual upgrade much easier and cheaper, but also offer greater efficiency, reduced risks, and access to new features and functionality to help you grow and stay ahead of the pack.

Upgrading Kentico

Kentico release a new major version (7, 8, 9, 10, 11 etc) yearly, along with hotfixes (such as 11.0.11) weekly. We have seen with some versions Kentico have released minor versions (such as 8.1 and 8.2) however tend to stick to the annual major version release, and the regular hotfixes (that typically aren’t factored or worried about unless a cliuent is experiencing a specific problem, and then we deploy these to help resolve it).

We typically include a major version upgrade into our client roadmaps annually. Upgrades not only reduce the total cost of ownership for the platform, but also make it more stable, more effective as a tool for the business using it, offer greater functionality, plus also delivering awesome new features and modules for use.

Being Current is Cool

There’s a bucket load of new features in Kentico 11, however here’s our list of top reasons why upgrading to Kentico 11 is absolutely worth doing:

Go on, be brave

Are you up to date with your Kentico licensing maintenance?

Plan your upgrades on a regular cycle. It offers an enormous range of benefits, and reduces costs in the long run.

If you are already a client, we have probably had the discussion with you about an upgrade to Kentico 11, and if you aren’t a client, we’d love to have a chat, and take a look at your Kentico build, and how we can help you.

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