Optimizely (Episerver) Release Notes - September 2020

Highlights include performance improvements to caching in the Commerce promotion engine and CMS updates for a better content editor experience.
David Korff, David Fewless

Episerver’s (now Optimizely) continuous release cycle provides new features and bug fixes on a bi-weekly cadence. Each month, C2 will aggregate and highlight some of the bigger updates to Optimizely software. To learn more, or if you have specific questions, you can contact The C2 Group, an Optimizely Gold Partner, here.  

Reduce workload of promotion engine by improving cache usage

Fixed in: EPiServer.Commerce 13.24.0 [ID: COM-11702]

Episerver has made an overall improvement to the promotion engine performance including more aggressive updates to caching. Episerver also added a new web config setting that will control the cache expiration for the promotion engine. The new config value is EvaluablePromotionCacheExpiration, and this controls the cache expiration for the promotion engine.  

Re-render view on save in content delivery

Fixed in: EPiServer.CMS 11.29.0  [ID: CMS-16206]

Now as content editors save changes they make while on-page editing, the page view will refresh and reflect the most recent changes. This small addition will make for generally simpler editing and a better editor experience.

Episerver re-adds Globe for direct page preview

Fixed in: EPiServer.CMS.UI 11.30.0 [ID: CMS-14949]

The global icon has been reinstated in Episerver CMS, which enables content editors to quickly preview changes as they would appear live on the site while editing.

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