Community Monthly Update – March 2023

Hello all!

Welcome to the Community Monthly Update for March. 


Adobe Commerce / Magento Open Source 2.4.6 Release 

We have some exciting updates and enhancements in our Adobe Commerce 2.4.6, Magento Open Source 2.4.6, and March Product Update releases, along with other valuable product updates and announcements. This release also includes security-only versions 2.4.5-p2 and 2.4.4-p3. Check out our Adobe Release Blog for more information. 


Magento Open Source 2.4.6. 

Highlights in this version of Magento Open Source include: 

Compatibility with the latest platform technologies including PHP 8.2, along with platform quality and security improvements. 
GraphQL API enhancements that increase front-end performance in headless deployments for bulk cart operations and category queries. 
Faster product data importing of up to 100,000 records/minute and the ability to manage large catalogs with over 1 million SKUs and create 1,000 customer segments without performance degradation.


Other Product Updates  

Payment Services for Magento Open Source 

Payment Services for Magento Open Source is now live in UK and France. Payment Services is a fully integrated payments solution that lets you securely manage payment and order data right from your admin dashboard. With multiple payment options and the ability to customize the shopping experience, payment services empowers merchants to scale their business and reduce friction in the shopper’s checkout process. Built and supported by Adobe, merchants can be confident that payment services will maintain compatibility with the latest versions of Magento Open Source. For more information, see Payment Services in our documentation. 

For more information on these releases, see the release notes: 

Adobe Commerce 2.4.6
Magento Open Source 2.4.6
Security Release 2.4.5-p2
Security Release 2.4.4-p3



Community Prioritization Process for Magento Open Source 

The Magento Open Source Community Prioritization Process  initiative empowers the community to influence the Magento Open Source roadmap and code base by upvoting the pull requests that brings most value to them. We then pick the most up voted PRs (Pull Requests) to work on and add them to the community dashboard with a purple label – “Project: Community Picked.” We added 20 New PRs this month for processing based on the votes from the community. Read the progress update for this month here

If you missed our earlier updates on community prioritization process, please visit the DevBlog. 




Adobe Summit 2023 Recap

Adobe Summit was back in person for the first time in three years and provided an amazing opportunity for customers, partners and the Commerce team to connect and learn. All session content is now available on demand, so everyone can benefit from the best practices and insights shared throughout the week! Event highlights include:


Personalized Commerce Super Session

Loni Stark, VP of Commerce & Experience Manager, kicked things off with an Innovation Super Session that featured product updates, an interview with Meg Knaugh, SVP of IT from T-Mobile, and a demo of new and upcoming features. Key product innovation themes included using personalization to power experience-led growth, Adobe’s cloud-scale platform with new B2B and B2C services, and accelerated API-first innovation.


In-depth Product Sessions

Adobe Commerce product experts provided in-depth sessions covering exciting new and upcoming capabilities. Top sessions included:

Simplify Your Composable Architecture with Adobe Commerce
Personalizing the Commerce Experience
Activate Commerce Data to Personalize, Optimize, and Learn
Strategies to Optimize Your Commerce Site Performance
Adobe Commerce 2023 Product Roadmap and Innovations


Powerful Customer & Partner Sessions

Adobe Commerce customers and partners also shared their strategies, best practices, and learnings. Some exciting sessions included:

Helen of Troy’s Direct-to-Consumer Digital Transformation with Harish Ramani, CIO and Kadima Lonji, VP of Digital Technology, Helen of Troy
Creating a Contextual Commerce Experience at T-Mobile with Rob Norris, Sr. Director, Digital Commerce and Billing, T-Mobile
Debunking Top B2B Commerce Myths with Steve Martinez, VP of Digital Solutions, Univar Solutions
Launching a B2B Marketplace Inside an Industrial Giant with Jill Ashley Brandt, CEO, Covento by Vestas
The Road to Next-Level Omnichannel Personalization with Katie Lennox, Director of Consumer Products and Chris Grucelski, Sr. Ecommerce Operations Manager, Bungie
The Adobe Rockstar Showcase with Susant Patro, CEO, 247 Commerce Ltd., Oleksandr Lyzun, Solution Architect, Comwrap Reply, and Aaron Chidley, Head of Business Development & Account Management, Balance Internet



Audiences were treated to a sneak peek of what’s being developed within Adobe labs, including two Adobe Commerce sneaks:

Project Fast Filtered uses Adobe Sensei AI to identify unique product filters to narrow options and surface useful data to quickly reveal differences between products.
Project True Colors enables shoppers to find clothing products and color palettes that are best suited to their skin tones based on decades of extensive color theory research.




Adobe Commerce Rockstar

Back in December we announced Adobe Commerce Rockstar, a showcase of customer and partner technical excellence. We received over 65 submissions from developers covering innovative shopping experiences, merchant efficiency, developer tooling, back office integrations, and AR / AI features. A panel of engineers, product management, and support reviewed the submissions and selected three participants to present their innovations at Adobe Summit. The participants were:

Oleksandr Lyzun – Technical Team Lead, Compwrap Reply presenting on App Builder and Composable Commerce
Susant Patro – CEO, 247 Commerce presenting on Developer Tooling
Aaron Chidley – Director of Business Development, Balance Internet presenting on Frictionless Shopping Experiences

At Adobe Summit the finalists presented to an audience of customers, partners, and Adobe executives from Engineering, Customer Support, and Marketing. Our executive panel had an opportunity to ask the participants questions before they announced their choice. The panel choice for Adobe Summit 2023 was Susant Patro of 247 Commerce for their innovative tool DryRun Pro. If you were unable to attend the session in person, you can view the on-demand recording to watch all the finalists. 


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants of Adobe Commerce Rockstar for their submissions. We look forward to seeing you all next time. 



Deadline extended for 2023 Adobe Experience Maker Awards. Act now.


Extraordinary experiences are what the 2023 Adobe Experience Maker Awards are all about. It’s not too late to apply during the submission period that will now end on March 31 at 11:59pm PT.


Has your organization reimagined the commerce experience for B2B customers by driving growth across multiple sales channels, brands, and/or geographies using an Adobe Experience Cloud Solution? If so, there’s no better time than now to share how your organization is making an impact by completing a submission in the The Disruptor category. It’s one of the more than 15 award categories that will recognize how organizations are enabling star-worthy customer experiences powered by Adobe Experience Cloud.


In May, we’ll announce the finalists and winners will be revealed in June, when we come together in New York City for a night of celebration at the Adobe Experience Maker Awards gala.


Apply now in one or more categories and get ready to claim your fame.




Adobe Commerce Certification 

Adobe Commerce certification renewals are now easier than ever. You can now renew your Adobe Commerce certification via a new continuous learning renewal format at no cost.

With this new renewal format, you can renew your Expert or Master level certification by completing a few continuous learning course assessments, without the hassle of scheduling and taking a proctored exam.

Visit Adobe Commerce Renewal Guide to learn more and renew your Commerce certification today! If you have any questions, please refer to these FAQs, or contact [email protected]. 



Community Engineering Hangout

Community Engineering Hangout is a public event aimed to share the latest platform updates, gather feedback and spread technical knowledge with the Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source Community.

Please visit to get the dial-in details, check the upcoming Hangout schedule,  and watch the recordings of our earlier sessions. 

Reach out to us if you would like to speak at one of these sessions. 



Upcoming Events 


Meet Magento Romania (May 8, 2023)

Meet Magento Romania is back in-person. Join the Magento Open Source community in Cluj-Napoca on May 8th.  Learn more.



See you next month,
Parul Sinha