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February 12, 2016​

IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0 Beta


The beta program for IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0 traditional, sometimes referred to as full profile, offers you an early look at the next release of the industry’s leading standards based, high performance, proven and trusted application foundation optimized for productivity. Last year, we certified WebSphere Liberty (WAS Liberty) to Java EE 7 and announced our intention to certify WebSphere Application Server traditional. This beta supports most of the Java EE 7 Web profile and Full platform APIs, see below for more details.

You can install the beta to your own local machine. See the Access the WAS V9.0 Beta page for installation instructions. Or you can access the WebSphere Application Server V9.0 Beta in the cloud on Bluemix.net:


What is new in WebSphere Application Server V9.0 Beta?

For additional details on the new features specific to this beta release, see the online Knowledge Center for WebSphere Application Server V9.0 Beta.

WebSphere Application Server V9.0 traditional continues to support the widest range of application programming models and levels of Java EE, along with traditional WebSphere administration processes that compliment WAS Liberty. For a deeper dive into aspects that you should consider when choosing between WAS Liberty and WAS traditional, refer to this white paper

The latest version of WAS Liberty continues to be available on WASdev.net.

Our intent is to deliver periodic updates to the WebSphere Application Server V9.0 Beta to demonstrate new function as and when it is developed. We have a lot on the development backlog, but we want to hear what you think we should be working on next. What works well about the beta? What does not? Provide your feedback or ask questions on the WebSphere Application Server V9 Beta forum

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