Magento has just sent out an announcement today that a new set of Magento 2.1 updates are now available for both Magento Commerce (formerly Enterprise Edition) and Magento Open Source (formerly Community Edition).
Based on the requests and bug reports from the community, Magento has made over 100 functional fixes and enhancements as well as pull requests from the community. This release includes important enhancements to your Magento software, from API to checkout and payments. The performance of mass actions is also optimized for faster response time and reduced memory usage.
Combined with the powerful Magento 2.1 feature set already available, the new versions promise to empower your business growth.
Highlights of Magento 2.1.8
– multiple enhancements to static content deployment and generation
– improvements to Elasticsearch performance, indexing of large catalogs, cache tuning, and URL re-writes
– reduction in the amount of memory that mass actions require, and performance optimization
– faster deployments for multi-language sites
It is recommended that you install and test these releases in a development environment before releasing into production to avoid any disruptions.