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CMS Upgrade version 12

Friday, May 27, 2022

The UMass Chan Content Management System (CMS) is going through a lot of changes this month:

  • an upgrade to EPiServer version 12
  • migration to the cloud
  • implementation of Single Sign-on and Multifactor authentication

Please note: Content Freeze 6/6 - 6/13
While we undergo all of these transformation, we will put a content freeze in place starting June 6th 7pm through June 13th 11pm. There are a lot of moving parts which will take the week to wrap up.

Most of the benefits of this update and migration are under the covers. One of the biggest benefits will be faster page load times which will greatly help with Search Engine Optimization. 

One of things you will notice is a rebranding of the editing interface. EPiServer purchased Optimizely in October 2020 and decided to change their name. So you will hear us calling the CMS Optimizely CMS. 

And regarding SSO and MFA, UMassMemorial editors will be able to log in using their umassmemorial accounts. 

Once our work is complete, come back to our blog to find out more about the upgrade.

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