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Deprecated and removed features

Adobe constantly evaluates product capabilities, to over time reinvent or replace older features with more modern alternatives to improve overall customer value, always under careful consideration of backward compatibility. Additionally, as Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service provides a cloud-native deployment model, certain capabilities and features were replaced by cloud-native counterparts.
To communicate the impending removal/replacement of AEM capabilities, the following rules apply:
  1. Announcement of deprecation comes first. Deprecated capabilities continue to remain available but are not enhanced further.
  2. Capabilities announced to be deprecated are removed in the subsequent major release, at the earliest. The actual target date for removal is announced.
This process gives customers at least one release cycle to adapt their implementation to a new version or successor of a deprecated capability, before actual removal.

Deprecated features

This section lists features and capabilities that have been marked as deprecated in Experience Manager as a Cloud Service. Typically, features that are planned to be removed in a future release are set to deprecated first, with an alternative provided.
Customers are advised to review if they make use of the feature/capability in their current deployment, and make plans to change their implementation to use the alternative provided.
Area
Feature
Replacement
Assets
Asset ingestion and processing no longer uses DAM Asset Update workflow
Asset ingestion uses asset microservices now.
Assets
Upload assets directly to AEM - see deprecated asset upload APIs
Direct binary upload is used in Experience Manager as a Cloud Service. For technical details, see direct upload APIs .
Assets
Certain workflow steps in DAM Asset Update workflow are not supported, including calling command-line tools like ImageMagick
Asset microservices provide a replacement for many workflows. For custom processing, use post-processing workflows .

Removed features

This section lists features and capabilities that have been removed from AEM with Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
Area
Feature
Replacement
UI
While some Classic UI dialogs remain for the time being for a few select capabilities, such as Link Checker, Version Purge and some Cloud Service configurations, access to Classic UI in general has been removed in the AEM product UI.
Standard UI
Dynamic Media
Previous integrations with Dynamic Media Classic (Scene7) and Dynamic Media Hybrid mode are not available in AEM as a Cloud Service.
Use Dynamic Media provided with Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
Sites
Portal Director and Portlet Component
These capabilities were deprecated in AEM 6.4 and have now been removed from AEM.
Sites
Design Importer
This capability has been removed as immutable sections of the AEM repository are not accessible at runtime.
Assets
For integration with Creative Cloud, use Adobe Asset Link .