We announced the Liferay 7.1 Community Beta Program on February 19th alongside our first 7.1 Milestone release. We launched the first phase of the community beta program which was to receive feedback from our community on new features being released in each milestone release. Our awesome community heeded the call with over 120 participants and over 130 posts to the feedback forum. We greatly appreciate all the feedback generated from our community. Based on some of the feedback we even made changes to the product itself!
With that being said it is my pleasure to announce Liferay 7.1 Alpha 1. With the release of Liferay 7.1 Alpha 1 we also would like to launch phase 2 of our beta program: Bug Reports. If you run into an issue using Alpha 1, please let us know by posting it in our Feedback Forums. If you have yet to sign up for the beta program, it's never too late. Sign up today!