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The current AspDotNetStorefront software version is: 10.0.x, officially released March 10, 2016.
Please don't ever upgrade straight onto your live store. Always use a staging environment to thoroughly test the success of your upgrade. You should also be sensible about timing - do not start an upgrade right before a major marketing push or at the height of your big sales season!
Before beginning the upgrade, you should verify with your host that they are able to run your site under .NET 4.5.2 in IIS7 and that your database is running on SQL Server 2008 or higher. Do not ask them to actually change the .NET version yet, but you need to know that it's possible for them to quickly make that change for the final step of upgrading your site. If you find that your database is on an earlier version of SQL Server, it would be best to have that upgraded on the live site before continuing with the upgrade process.
If your host is unable to meet either of those requirements, you will need to move your current site to another hosting environment before performing the upgrade. Our in-house hosting may be just what you need!
Feature considerations: In addition to the Release Notes, please read the Release Notes (pre-9500) for all versions between your existing version and 10.0.x as you may have customizations that have been addressed and are no longer needed, or a feature you currently use is no longer available "out of the box". It is especially important to verify that the gateway you are using on your older site is still supported before performing the upgrade, as you'll need to start the processing of switching otherwise.
Upgrade Packs: If you are going to use an upgrade pack for your upgrade see Using Upgrade Packs instead.