Hello, I've got just few questions reagading the soon to be released WAS 8.5.5
- Will it bring something useful if we're currently at WAS 8.5 and don't need the Liberty profile at the moment? I could read about some nice performance improvements (over WAS 8.5) which would be good reason to upgrade, however the official announcement letter doesn't mention anything such.
- Will be there some sort of simple upgrade path from WAS 8.5? It seems it's going to be more like an updated version of WAS 8.5 instead of new major release. As we're in the process of migration to WAS 8.5 we might consider going rather to 8.5.5, however as we (and our customers) have got several existing 8.5 environments it would be definitely better to be able to upgrade WAS 8.5 to 8.5.5 directly (like there were some WAS refresh packs in the past).
EDIT: found this redbook which more or less answers the 1st question