One of the most anticipated releases from the Joomla Development team is almost here. Joomla 1.6, already in Beta is developing quickly and if you are comfortable with testing out software, this is one release you should take for a test drive. Here at Rochen we’ve done the work for you behind the scenes to ensure that Joomla 1.6 will run as smoothly and securely as any previous Joomla versions on our servers.

So, what is new in Joomla 1.6?

The best way to find out is to test it out for yourself (grab the latest beta), however we’ve pulled together a number of videos that will help build your anticipation and show you more details regarding Joomla 1.6.

First, an overview of what is new in Joomla 1.6:

Next comes part 2, with the low down on perhaps one of the most exciting new features, ACL:

Finally, if you’re a developer, Joomla 1.6 for developers:

To keep up with Joomla 1.6 developments and further tidbits of useful information, be sure to follow the official Joomla Community Blogs. Already 3 informative posts are What You Need to Know About Joomla 1.6. Part 1: Improvements for Site BuildersWhat You Need to Know About Joomla 1.6. Part2: Categories and What You Need to Know About Joomla 1.6. Part 3: Access Control Levels.

As you can already see, Joomla 1.6 is going to further enhance Joomla as a solid development framework. Rochen is proud to have been there for the Joomla Project since day one (almost 5 years ago) caring for the server hosting and infrastructure needs of the Joomla Project. We’re also proud to use Joomla on our own site,

– Brad

Brad Baker has been a member of the Rochen team since early 2003 and is a founding member of the Joomla! Open Source Project. He currently is part of the Joomla LeadershipTeam, and also blogs here.