We are very pleased to announce the **first beta release** of HumHub version 1.2.
Please see [http://docs.humhub.org/admin-README.html#updating-humhub](http://docs.humhub.org/admin-README.html#updating-humhub) for further information regarding updating and the migration of custom themes or modules.
New features, improvements and changes:
* Instant and individual configurable Notifications
* New Live module for instant browser updates
* Configurable mail summaries
* Markdown support in Posts & Comments
* New Asynchronous jobs processing component
* Added Pjax to improve FrontEnd performance
* New documentation: [http://docs.humhub.org](http://docs.humhub.org)
* Improved theme structure (Multiple Less files, main template cleanup)
* Stream component enhancements (added content grouping, improved performance)
* Enhanced automated testing of the core and modules
* File module refactoring (increased flexibility, better scalability)
* Granular administrative permissions
* Configurable permission system
* New profile field type: Checkbox
* Added ability to create global content (including search and stream entry ability)
* Enhanced Space chooser (search, followed spaces)
* Many API enhancements to facilitate core and module development
* Raised minimum PHP Version to 5.6
* and much more..