Built based on Sitecore best practices, 8.2 introduces a new product, Sitecore Experience Accelerator (XA). XA allows marketers to rapidly create new web and mobile web experiences using a drag-and-drop wireframe toolset with more than 80 pre-built components.
8.2 brings the beginning of migration tools to existing customers at no charge to help reduce time and workloads associated with transferring data from older Sitecore versions 7.2 to 8.2. Additional versions will be supported over time, making it easier to take advantage of Sitecore’s product roadmap.
The Sitecore Commerce 8.2 product family adds numerous new capabilities including further simplifications to the deployment model while adding additional e-commerce reporting capabilities. These enhancements make it easier for merchandisers to bridge the in-store and online experiences.
Support for MongoDB 3.2 databases includes native at-rest database encryption for xDB through the use of WiredTiger storage, making it possible to further secure and protect customer data stored in the Sitecore® Experience Database™.