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Release Notes - February 2016

Marketing Cloud: New features include improvements to Marketing Cloud Assets, and an improved workflow for linking solution accounts to your Adobe ID. Adobe Mobile: Updates to Apteligent and appFigures integrations. Analytics: New Real-Time Report permission configuration in Admin Tools. Audience Manager: Deactivate Data Feeds in Audience Marketplace. Experience Manager: service packs and hotfixes. Plus, general fixes and improvements for the February maintenance release.
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Release date: February 2016

Marketing Cloud 16.2

New features and fixes in the Adobe Marketing Cloud interface.
Release date: February 18, 2016
Feature Description
Marketing Cloud Assets improvements
In Marketing Cloud Assets, you can store, share, and synchronize your digital assets from one central location. Marketing Cloud Assets leverages some of the features available in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).
Account linking improvements
Improved the interface workflow for linking solution accounts with the Marketing Cloud (Adobe ID). This new workflow locates all of the user's accounts associated with an organization, and lets you choose which account to link. We also streamlined the account linking experience, so that you no longer need to access the Manage Organizations page to manually link accounts.
Fixes
  • Fixed an issue preventing linking and SSO for Analytics. This issue displayed the "Notice: The error message: ERROR IMS SSO Failed: Unable to find linked company."
Known Issue
If you access Dynamic Tag Management via the Marketing Cloud > Activation interface, but your Dynamic Tag Management account is not linked to the Marketing Cloud (Adobe ID), you will not be able to log in to Dynamic Tag Management. To avoid this issue, navigate directly to https://dtm.adobe.com in a new browser tab.

Adobe Mobile Services

The Mobile Services February 18, 2016 release includes the following changes:
New Features
Resource Description
Apteligent Integration: Crashes report
report
You can view a Crashes report for apps that have been integrated with Apteligent.
appFigures integration: App Store Overview report
report
The user interface for the App Store Overview report has been updated for apps that have been integrated with appFigures.
See Adobe Mobile Services for product documentation. To see the release notes for previous releases, expand Previous Release Notes in the left pane.
The Android SDK version 4.8.3 (February 18, 2016) includes the following changes:
Feature Description
Opt-out and privacy settings
Starting with Android SDK 4.8.3, privacy settings set via the setPrivacyStatus method affect activity from Analytics , Target , and Audience Manager .
The iOS SDK version 4.8.5 (February 18, 2016) includes the following changes:
Feature Description
Opt-out and privacy settings
Starting with iOS SDK 4.8.5, privacy settings set via the setPrivacyStatus method affect activity from Analytics , Target , and Audience Manager .

Analytics

Important Notices about Analytics

The following table provides Analytics notifications about issues that may affect data collection and reporting, product end-of-life, and so on.
Notice Description
Elimination of hashed values in Data Feeds
In certain circumstances, hashed values ( ::hash::<hash value> ) may appear in data feeds for the following types of variables:
  • Merchandising eVars in post_product_list
  • List Vars (called post_mvvar1-3 , post_tnt , and post_survey )
  • Marketing Channel details. The tracking code for the Marketing Channels reports (called va_finder_detail and va_closer_detail )
A change is being implemented that eliminates hashed values over time, and replaces them with actual values.
Note: The max size of any particular value is 100 bytes or 255 bytes. For fields that support multiple values, such as post_product_list and List Vars, the max size of those fields is 64k. Therefore, if you are passing in a large number of values, some of the values may be lost as the field will be truncated at 64k.
Web Services v 1.2 API end-of-life
Version 1.2 of the Web Services API was officially deprecated on February 20, 2014. It will reach end-of-life on September 15, 2016. At that time, Adobe will remove the ability of the API servers to respond to version 1.2 API requests. Any API requests made to the https://api.omniture.com/admin/1.2 endpoint will return a 404 error. Customers have until the end-of-life date to upgrade from the version 1.2 API to the version 1.4 API to prevent an outage in their API applications.
SSL v3
As of early Feb 2016, Adobe Analytics no longer supports SSLv3. This change impacts Report Builder, data collection requests, and requests to the Analytics Web Services APIs.
UK Postal Code
Adobe's geo service provider is changing how we receive UK postal codes. We will be switching from providing truncated UK postal codes to full postal codes on or around March 18th.

New Features in Analytics

Feature Description
February 24, 2016: Accelerated Mobile Pages
Adobe is participating in the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project. AMP is an open source project that lets you build web pages for static content that renders quickly. This feature is ideal for publishers who want to create mobile-optimized content once, and have it load instantly everywhere.
Note: This project does not affect reporting results.
Real-Time Report Configuration permission
A new Admin Console permission has been added: Real-Time Report Configuration.
To configure real-time reports, you must either a) be an Admin, or b) belong to a group that has All Access permission for Admin Tools, or c) have the new Real-Time Report Configuration permission.
Other users, including those with the All Report Access permission, cannot configure real-time reports. For those users, the Configure button will not be available in the Real-Time reporting interface.
Alert: Data Processing change between February and March MRs
Sometime between the February and March Maintenance Releases, the following Analytics data processing change will be implemented:
Previously, when using the Product variable without having an event set, the event would default to "ProdView", set early in processing (before processing rules take effect). The event is now set after the processing rules to avoid conflicts with how mobile data processing works. This change has the following downstream effects:
  • ProdViews will no longer be inflated because of hits where context data is generating events (especially in Mobile). Going forward, an event will be set at the time in data processing when the ProdView would have been set (without a set event.)
  • Any VISTA rule that has logic depending on a ProdView event being set on a hit might need to be reviewed to see if changes to the VISTA rule are needed. This is because ProdView events might be set on fewer hits than they previously were, because ProdView is set earlier in the processing pipeline. This change may or may not impact what is desired from the VISTA rule.

Analytics Fixes

Fixes were applied to the following products and services:
Product Fixes
Reports & Analytics Fixes
  • Fixed an issue in Real-Time reports: due to time zone issues, the Today graph was showing zeros despite there being a number of instances. (AN-114982)
  • Fixed a user management/reset password issue where the administrator logging in with Marketing Cloud credentials resulted in an error. (AN-108518)
  • Fixed a segmentation issue where the “Browser Width - Granular” dimension was not compatible with Data Warehouse . (AN-115465)
  • Fixed an issue with deleted calculated metrics showing up in a report suite download but not in the Calculated Metric Manager . (AN-116958)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Pages Report to show duplicate metrics. (AN-117793)
  • Fixed an issue that caused segment previews to be inconsistent between the Segment Builder and when viewing segment information within reports. This happened in the Firefox browser only, and after changing the operating system's time zone. (AN-112854)
  • Fixed an issue that caused scheduled dashboards to be delivered to the Junk email folder. (AN-117157)
  • Fixed an issue that caused processing rules to not be saved. (AN-115916)
  • Fixed an issue with custom traffic (prop) reports that resulted in an error message asking customers to upgrade their bookmarks. (AN-104560)
Analysis Workspace Fixes
  • Improved the Undo feature so that it is available for cell selections.
  • Fixed an issue preventing projects from opening. This issue might have occurred on projects with more than ten columns in a data table. (AN-118259)
  • Fixed an issue that allowed users without create segment permissions to edit a segment that was created using Copy . (AN-117762)
  • Fixed a panel size issue occurring when deleted panels are restored using Undo . (AN-117743)
  • Fixed an issue preventing shared date ranges from being available to other users. (AN-117637)
  • Fixed a issue occurring in Firefox, which prevented you from manually entering the report date. (AN-117595)
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a breakdown on a segment deleted the segment. (AN-115941)
  • Fixed an issue preventing components from being available or modified. This issue occurred only after curating the components, then re-authenticating. (AN-118499)
Ad Hoc Analysis Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that prevented metrics, dimensions, and segments from loading when the locale was set to English (International). ( AN-118055)
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to schedule reports. (AN-116527)
Data Warehouse Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with Data Warehouse scheduled reports not getting delivered. (AN-118182)
  • Fixed an issue where Data Warehouse reporting was not correctly classifying eVars 76+. (AN-118867)
AppMeasurement (Legacy and Mobile SDKs)
AppMeasurement for Other Platforms
See AppMeasurement Release History the following for a release history of AppMeasurement on the following platforms:
  • JavaScript
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Flash-Flex
  • OSX
  • Windows Phone, XBOX, Silverlight, and .NET
  • BlackBerry
  • Java
  • PHP
  • Symbian
See Also: Marketing Cloud ID Service (formerly visitor ID service )
Analytics Web Services (SOAP and REST APIs)
Note: Version 1.2 of the Web Services API was officially deprecated on February 20, 2014. It will reach end-of-life on September 15, 2016. At that time, Adobe will remove the ability of the API servers to respond to version 1.2 API requests. Any API requests made to the https://api.omniture.com/admin/1.2 endpoint will return a 404. Customers have until the end-of-life date to upgrade from the version 1.2 API to the version 1.4 API to prevent an outage in their API applications.

Audience Manager

Feature Description
Deactivating Data Feeds in Audience Marketplace
Audience Marketplace data providers can revoke buyer access to a subscribed feed. For information about how sellers revoke feeds and what happens to buyers see:
Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
Fixes:
  • Fixed an API but that exposed provider IDs in unbranded data feeds. Affected source and trait APIs. (AAM-22430)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Tableau report accounts from being deleted when a user's account was removed. (AAM-16048)
  • In Destinations ( Segment Mapping section), fixed a bug that prevented you from changing segment priority. (AAM-22942)
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users without Admin permissions to create a profile merge rule. (AAM-22433) Enhancements:
  • In Segment Builder ( Code View section), changed the trait list column label to Segment ID from Trait ID. (AAM-15950)
  • In Profile Merge, revised warning message to indicate that users can select Profile Link Device Graph with the current and last authenticated options. (AAM-22521)
  • In the Data Source Details, changed an ID Type option to Device Advertising ID from Mobile . (AAM-22947)
New and Revised Documentation
Revised:

Social

New features and fixes in the Adobe Social16.2.1.0 release (2/18/2016).
New Features
Feature Description
Phase 2: LinkedIn rich media
You can now attach images to LinkedIn posts using Adobe Social .
Fixes
The fixes highlighted below describe resolutions for the more important customer-reported issues.
  • Fixed an issue in the Social Buzz report that prevented data from updating and displaying properly. (AS-35600)
  • Fixed an issue in the Post Analytics report that caused links and attachments to display in HTML format rather than as text links as expected. (AS-35825)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Property filter in the Post Analytics report from functioning properly. (AS-35792)
  • Fixed an issue in the Post Details report that displayed the incorrect number of comments for LinkedIn posts. (AS-35791)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the error message to not adequately explain the reason for a failed post. In some cases, "#" was the only text in the error message. (AS-35576)
  • Fixed an issue that caused tags for LinkedIn posts to not display in the Posts report.
  • Fixed an issue in the Properties Overview report that caused Posts data to not display. (AS-35544)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Escalate button to not be visible during the moderation escalation workflow. (AS-35876)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a Hide option from working properly during the moderation workflow. (AS-35869)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Social moderation rules from removing posts that contain words in the Bad Words list from Facebook pages. (AS-35461)
  • Fixed an issue that caused moderation feeds to be delayed or to not pull in all relevant posts as defined in the feed rules. (AS-35451)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect sentiment scores to display in moderation feeds. (AS-35149)
Refer to the Adobe Target Release Notes for the latest release information about the following products:
  • Target Standard and Premium
  • Target Classic
  • Recommendations Classic

Experience Manager

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest recommended patches in order to ensure higher stability, security and performance.
Service Packs
Service Packs Description
AEM 6.1 Service Pack 1
AEM 6.1 Service Pack 1 is an important update that includes performance, stability, security and key customer fixes and enhancements released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 in May 2015. SP1 can be installed on AEM 6.1 GA.
The overview on this page lists the changes added with SP1. Some of the key highlights of the service pack are:
  • The built-in repository (Apache Jackrabbit Oak) is updated to version 1.2.7.
  • Includes touch-optimized UI update pack (Feature Pack 6563) for AEM 6.1.
  • Includes critical fixes for Adobe Target Integration.
AEM 6.0 Service Pack 3
AEM 6.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is an important update that includes security, performance, stability, and key customer fixes and enhancements released since the general availability of AEM 6.0 in May 2014. Service Pack 3 contains all changes introduced with Service Pack 2. It can be installed on AEM 6.0 GA, AEM 6.0 SP1 and AEM 6.0 SP2.
The overview section on this page lists the changes added with SP3. The included changes from SP2 are listed in the Service Pack 2 release notes .
The following are some key highlights of the service pack:
  • The built-in repository (Apache Jackrabbit Oak) updated to version 1.0.22.
  • It replaces Sling JCR Classloader with File System Classloader
Hotfixes
Hotfixes Description
List of recommended hotfixes for AEM 6.1.
List of recommended hotfixes for AEM 6.0.
List of recommended hotfixes for AEM 5.6.1.
Latest Self-Help Content Updates
Self-Help Updates Description
CRX2Oak is a tool designed to migrate data between different repositories.
Adobe Campaign is a set of solutions that lets you personalize and deliver campaigns across all of your online and offline channels.
Author targeted content using Targeting mode of the AEM touch-optimized UI.
Frequently asked questions for Touch UI authoring.
Tips and tools that help troubleshooting Touch UI related issues.
Using custom xtypes in Adobe Experience Manager 6 Touch UI.
Improve your knowledge on tasks and considerations needed to successfully deploy Adobe Experience Manager with MongoDB.
When to create indexes as well as when they are not needed, tricks to avoid using queries when they are not necessary, and tips for optimizing your indexes and queries to perform as optimally as possible.
Use Multi Site Manager (MSM) to use the same site content in multiple locations.
For product documentation, see:

Advertising Cloud

Advertising Management help is available in the product at Help > Help Contents .

Campaign

Adobe Campaign provides an intuitive, automated way to deliver one-to-one messages across online and offline marketing channels. You can now anticipate what your clients want using experiences determined by their habits and preferences.
For product documentation, see:

Recent Documentation Updates

Noteworthy documentation additions and updates in the Adobe Marketing Cloud from past releases.
Item Description Date Published
Adobe is participating in the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project. AMP is an open source project that lets you build web pages for static content that renders quickly. This feature is ideal for publishers who want to create mobile-optimized content once, and have it load instantly everywhere.
February 24, 2016
Added a product comparison table for Analytics products.
February 18, 2016
In Marketing Cloud Assets, you can store, share, and synchronize your digital assets from one central location. Marketing Cloud Assets leverages some of the features available in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).
February 11, 2016
Added documentation for new features in Analysis Workspace.
January 21, 2016
Analytics Administrators: If you are an administrator in the Marketing Cloud, see Users and Groups for updated information about mapping Analytics groups to broader Adobe groups, and adding or bulk-adding users via the Enterprise Dashboard .
September 17, 2015
Updated Analysis Workspace product documentation with feature descriptions, tasks for creating projects, videos, and use cases.
September 17, 2015
Added product documentation and best practices for Timestamps Optional. This feature lets you integrate both timestamped and non-timestamped data in a report suite. All new report suites will be Timestamps Optional by default.
September 17, 2015
Data Workbench 6.5 Update See Data Workbench 6.5 release notes for instructions to upgrade and a list of new features and bug fixes, including a new Associations table and chord diagram and updates to visualizations, user interface, algorithms, and export features. September 17, 2015
Updated the Classification Rule Builder so that you add report suites and variables to a rule set when editing an existing rule set (after creating the rule set). Previously, you specified the variable and report suite while creating the rule set. This change prevents reported issues occurring with classification variables.
August 20, 2015
Profile Link works with cross-device data sources to identify and collect traits for authenticated site visitors. It includes the Profile Merge Rules feature, which lets you segment and target users accurately across multiple devices.
August 20, 2015
New Calculated Metric Builder and Calculated Metric Manager
Calculated Metrics now allow for segmented metrics, more advanced math and the ability to organize and share metrics.
June 18, 2015
Freeform Analysis (public beta)
A feature in Analysis Workspace, freeform analysis lets you built data tables and drag-and-drop metrics, dimensions, segments, and multiple visualizations to a project panel.
June 18, 2015
Data Workbench 6.4
Data Workbench 6.4 release includes several new features described here .
June 18, 2015
Added Adobe Managed Certificate Program to the revamped First-Party Cookies product documentation.
The managed certificate program lets you implement a new first-party SSL certificate for first-party cookies at no additional cost.
May 22, 2015
Revamped the Adobe Mobile product documentation.
May 22, 2015
A high-level round-up what you need to do to modernize your solution implementations for core services.
March 19, 2015
If you capture enterprise customer data in a customer relationship management (CRM) database, you can upload that data into the Marketing Cloud.
March 19, 2015
Analytics Spring Release
See the New Features section in Analytics for a round-up of new documentation for the Spring 2015 Analytics release.
March 19, 2015
Analytics Classification Rules - overwrite existing values
In Admin Tools > Classification Rule Builder > <rule set name> , two new options enable you to select an overwrite mode:
  • Rules overwrite any existing values: (Default setting) Always overwrite existing classification keys, including classifications uploaded via the importer (SAINT).
  • Rules overwrite only unset values: Only fill in blank (unset) cells. Existing classifications will not be changed.
Previously, if a key was already classified in any column or cell, the rule would not run on that key, and the row in the table was skipped.
February 19, 2015