Rsyslog has undergone considerable change in the past year. Now with a very strong enterprise focus, it gained additional security properties with strong encryption, signatures and the ability to anonymize log files. Also, the upcoming version 8 provides strong new features and scalability and performance enhancements.This talk will describe the new features, why they were introduced and how they are implemented. Most importantly, the new v8 engine and output module interface will be described. The interface has totally been revamped and plugin authors need to abide to the new interface in order to be compatible with v8. We also describe why this hard requirement was placed on plugins ... and how easy it usually is to convert v7 plugins.