Sitecore Experience Platform 8.1 Update-2
Sitecore 8.1 is a comprehensive improvement to Sitecore 8.0 and incorporates all of the feedback that we have received from customers, partners, and analysts since Sitecore 8.0 was released. Heavy investment in product quality, stability and usability can be found throughout 8.1 to help our customers take advantage of Context Marketing and engage in full brand experience management. For further details into the specific enhancements of 8.1, please see the Release Notes.
This page contains all the resources for Sitecore Experience Platform 8.1 rev. 160302 (8.1 Update-2).
Looking for a different version? See all available 8.0 and 8.1 versions.
- Note: xDB Cloud support will follow approximately 6 weeks after the release of this update.
- Sitecore 8.1 now requires a license with the “Sitecore.xDB.base” key to enable all features of the Experience Platform. If your license file does not contain this key, Sitecore will default to Experience Management (CMS-only) mode. Any customers or partners with a license to Experience Platform should contact their account manager or login to SPN if they are missing this key.
|Sitecore web application installer||Choose this link to download the setup.exe (packaged as zip) installation program. This is everything you need to get started.|
|ZIP archive of the Sitecore site root folder||Choose this link to install Sitecore manually (without the help of the setup.exe installation program).|
|Release Notes||A list of features, improvements, and fixes that have been implemented in this release.|
|Known issues||Choose this link to access the Sitecore Knowledge Base.|
|Installation Guide||The installation procedure for the Sitecore Experience Platform.|
|Upgrade guide||To upgrade from a previous Sitecore version please follow the instructions in this guide|
|Configuration file changes||Config file changes in Sitecore Experience Platform 8.1 Update-2 compared to Sitecore Experience Platform 8.1 Update-1|
|Sitecore Azure 8.1||Sitecore Azure reduces costs and provides scalability and geographical load-balancing by automating the deployment of your Sitecore solution to the Microsoft Azure computing cloud.|
|Web Forms For Marketers 8.1||Download files and release information for Web Forms for Marketers 8.1 rev. 160304 (Update-2).|
|The Sitecore Update Package||Download the files that you need for the upgrade process.|
|Configuration files for upgrade||Download this package if you need only web.config and App_config files.|
|Sitecore Update Installation Wizard||The Update Installation Wizard allows developers to update existing Sitecore Experience Platform using Sitecore update packages.|
|Sitecore Commerce Connect 8.1 license check patch||Downloading and installing the package will remove the Sitecore.Commerce.Connect license check and message in Content Editor described in KB article 852031. Applies to Sitecore Experience Platform 8.1 update-2 and update-3.|
|Solr support package||Solr is the popular, open source enterprise search platform. Download this package if you want to use Solr on your instance.|
|Danish (da-DK)||Danish language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.|
|German (de-DE)||German language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.|
|Japanese (ja-JP)||Japanese language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.|
|Swedish (sv-SE)||Swedish language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.|
|Sitecore Device Detection Services Usage Policy||This policy is applicable if you are using Sitecore Device Detection Service.|
|Sitecore IP Geolocation Usage Policy||This policy is applicable if you are using Sitecore IP Geolocations Service.|
|Sitecore xDB Cloud Usage Policy||This policy is applicable if you are using Sitecore xDB Cloud.|