Umbraco product updates, Umbraco 14 Belissima resources and a 3D printed Umbraco smart light

UMB.FYI 2023-11-23


Umbraco HQ

📰 Unlocking Efficiency and Flexibility with Umbraco Cloud

Great State, a Umbraco Platinum Partner, relies on Umbraco Cloud for efficient web development. Leveraging Umbraco's versatility, Umbraco Cloud offers benefits like seamless deployment, version control, continuous integration, security, scalability, API capabilities, and cost-effective hosting. This cloud-based solution combines Umbraco's strengths with cloud computing advantages, providing a compelling choice for technical prowess and ease of use.
📰 Umbraco Product Update - November 2023

Umbraco Cloud introduces Automatic Minor Upgrades and teases Umbraco CI/CD Flow. The Umbraco 12.2 and 12.3 releases enhance headless features. The Umbraco Winter Keynote 2024 is announced, promising insights into 2024 plans. A new Umbraco UI Builder add-on is introduced for efficient data handling. Upcoming releases include Umbraco 13 LTS, Umbraco 10.8 RC, and Umbraco Cloud enhancements.



📰 Quick Tip: How to customise your Umbraco 13+ login screen

Umbraco V13 introduces a sleek back-office login screen, utilizing WebComponents and the Umbraco UI library. Customization options include replacing the main image and overlay logo. While some elements are adjustable, like the pink semi-circle overlay, others may not be easily disabled. Customization involves configuring settings via appsettings.json, allowing personalized branding by specifying paths to desired images.
📰 Resources for Umbraco 14 Belissima (new Backoffice)

Umbraco 14, set for a May 2024 release, brings significant changes to the backoffice by eliminating legacy dependencies on AngularJS and adopting modern technologies like Web Components with Lit and reactivity using RxJS. While still in progress, valuable resources include official sources, code repositories, documentation, UI libraries, Storybook, video presentations, blog posts by developers like Andy Butland, Kevin Jump, Lee Kelleher, and Richard Soeteman, offering insights and experiences with Umbraco 14.
📰 Experiences as a First Time Speaker at Umbraco Manchester

Terence reflects on presenting his first public talk at a developer meetup after over a decade of attending such events. The talk, focused on running Umbraco on mini PCs like Raspberry Pi, evolved from a blog post project. Despite technical challenges, the live presentation in Manchester was well-received, inspiring further speaking engagements and endeavors.
📰 Umbraco in control: Exploring user-managed service composition

Dennis explores extending the concept of controlling service consumption using Umbraco content in Umbraco 13. He demonstrates how to compose multiple services based on user-configurable strategies such as taking the first, concatenating results, or falling back on errors. The implementation involves creating factories, providers, and strategies, offering flexibility in service interactions without altering consumer code.
📰 Azure DevOps Pipelines breaks my "additional arguments" when using Deploy to Azure

Joe discusses an issue with Azure DevOps Pipelines misinterpreting skip parameters, leading to errors in the msdeploy command. The problem arises from incorrect handling of backslashes and quotes. The solution involves removing the required quotes, providing a corrected command for effective deployment.


Watch & Listen

📺 Banking on your CMS: Considerations for building a FinServ website

"Banking on your CMS," explores FinServ website development. Joe Kepley from Blend Interactive discusses user-centric design for financial projects, while Yelta Daniel Henson showcases Umbraco's editor-friendly features. They cover topics like audience vs. services models, mobile optimization, compliance, version history, and security.
🎧 DXTalk x Per Ploug, Docker

In DXTalk's fourth episode, Per Ploug, Director of Developer Relations at Docker, shares strategies for managing open source on a large scale. The discussion spans Umbraco's rise as an open-source force, compares open-source champions, and explores the benefits of active participation. The episode challenges industry norms, emphasizing open source as a common good and delving into its evolution, impact, and strategic significance in the digital experience industry.





📆 Headless Series: Unveiling Umbraco 12's Headless Marvels: A Deep Dive

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10:30 AM to Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11:30 AM GMT - Online event
📆 Oslo November Meetup

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 5:00 PM to Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 8:00 PM CET - Nova Consulting Group, Karl Johans gt. 16 · Oslo
📆 umBristol Talks - November 2023

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 6:00 PM to Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 9:00 PM GMT - Floating Harbour Studios & Films, Welsh Back · Bristol
📆 Umbraco Online Games night

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 8:00 PM to Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10:00 PM GMT - Online event
📆 Umbraco Kent Meetup - End of Year Social

Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM to Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 9:00 PM GMT - Dover Castle Inn 20 London Road · Sittingbourne
📆 Umbraco Meetup (København)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 4:00 PM to Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM CET - Nyropsgade 43, 6 sal Nyropsgade 43 · København



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