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Release Notes - June 2016

Learn about new features and fixes in the Adobe Marketing Cloud.
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Release date: June 16, 2016

Experience Cloud

New features and fixes in the Adobe Experience Cloud.

Adobe Mobile Services

The Mobile Services June 16, 2016 release includes the following enhancement:
Enhancement
Resource Description
Messages
You can now sort and filter the Messages list.
See Adobe Mobile Services for product documentation. To see the release notes for previous releases, expand Previous Release Notes in the left pane.
Accessing Target functionality within Mobile Services now requires that users be logged in with an Adobe ID that is provisioned for their Target company. Logging in with a Target username and password has been removed.

Marketing Cloud ID Service

Version 1.5.7 includes the following features and fixes.
Feature Description
Changes to the iframe.sandbox attribute
The iFrame is now set so that iframe.sandbox='allow-scripts allow-same-origin'; .
Allowing only these 2 tokens helps improve security and provides the ID service with the basic functionality required for ID synchronization.
The sandbox attribute is not supported in Internet Explorer version 9 or earlier. For more information, see the Attributes section in this iFrame documentation . (AAM-22334)
Encoding the Marketing Cloud ID (MID)
The ID service encodes the MID value returned from the server or when it's set by the visitor.setMarketingCloudVisitorID() function. For more information about the MID, see Cookies and the Marketing Cloud ID . (AAM-23336)
Fixes
The visitor API no longer forces an extra re-synchronization call with Audience Manager when there is no legacy Analytics visitor ID. (AN-121403)
See Marketing Cloud ID Service product documentation.

Analytics

Important Notices about Analytics

Review the following table for important Analytics notices that may affect data collection, processing, APIs, product end-of-life, and so on.
Notice Date Added or Updated Description
AppMeasurement for Flash - Security update
April 21, 2016
Adobe has released a security update APSB16-13 for the AppMeasurement for Flash library. This update resolves an important vulnerability in the library, applicable only when debugTracking is enabled, that could be abused to conduct DOM-based XSS attacks .
Note: This issue affects AppMeasurement for Flash only when debugTracking has been enabled ( debugTracking is disabled in the default configuration). If affected, we strongly advise you to disable debugTracking immediately. Here is some sample code:
 
     public var s:AppMeasurement; 
     s = new AppMeasurement(); 
     s.debugTracking = false; // set to false or remove line 
                              // for default "disabled” behavior 


</codeblock> <p>Affected versions are <span class="term"> AppMeasurement for Flash </span> version 4.0 and earlier on all platforms. </p> <p>Note:  Due to security reasons, we will no longer be distributing an AS2 version of <i>AppMeasurement for Flash</i>. We will continue to support data collection from existing AS2-based projects. However, we highly recommend that customers upgrade their implementations to AS3 and incorporate the latest security features of <i>AppMeasurement for Flash</i>. </p> <p> <span class="term"> AppMeasurement for Flash </span> customers affected by this issue must rebuild projects with the updated library available for download from the Analytics Console <a href="https://help.adobe.com/en_US/Flex/4.0/UsingFlashBuilder/WS6f97d7caa66ef6eb1e63e3d11b6c4d0d21-7feb.html#WS6f97d7caa66ef6eb1e63e3d11b6c4d0d21-7f88" format="http" scope="external"> More… </a> (AN-121780) </p> </td> 

SSL v3
April 14, 2016
As of early Feb 2016, Adobe Analytics data collection and reporting APIs no longer supports SSL v3.
March 17, 2016
SiteCatalyst 14, ExcelClient, and a number of other legacy components will reach end-of-life in September 2016.
This means that all access to the SiteCatalyst 14 user interface and several related features will be removed. To prepare for this event, view this list of affected components, along with required user actions and suggestions on how to move forward with alternatives.
Web Services v 1.2 API end-of-life
February 18, 2016
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.
UK Postal Code
February 18, 2016
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

Release date: June 16, 2016
Feature Description
Simplified implementation for new customers
New customers who log in to Analytics via the Marketing Cloud can quickly implement Analytics using the Getting Started with Adobe Analytics modal, then deploy Analytics using Dynamic Tag Management.
This simplified implementation is hosted by Dynamic Tag Management and enables you to:
  • Quickly create your first report suite.
  • Run reports on basic page-level data.
  • Deploy Analytics and the Marketing Cloud ID service.
Changes to visit processing for time-stamped data.
We are improving the way visits are calculated for Timestamps Required and Timestamps Optional report suites. These changes will primarily affect data collected through Mobile SDKs and will result in lower overall visit counts going forward, in certain situations.
To see which report suites might be affected, see Timestamps Optional .
Analysis Workspace &gt; Segment Comparison The Segment Comparison Panel in Analysis Workspace allows customers to quickly compare any two Analytics segments to find the most significant differences between them across all data points. More...
Analysis Workspace enhancements
  • New Projects Menu.
  • New left rail that contains Panels , Visualizations , and Components .
  • Ability to delete all visualizations in a panel, and all panels in a project.
  • Venn visualization.
  • Trend Selection / Line chart on a ranked table is now live-linked
  • Create Visual icon: clicking this icon provides an intelligent guess at your next action (bar chart, Venn...).
  • Add Segment drop zone: lets you drag 1+ items and converts this into a segment; internal segments. More...
Admin Tools
Analytics added two new global user permissions in Admin > User Management > Groups :
  • Analysis Workspace Access
  • Reports & Analytics Access
If an admin turns these permissions off for a user, the user cannot see or access Reports and/or Workspace in the Analytics top header and in the global search.
By default, on June 16, all users will be added to these groups. More...
Data Warehouse improvements
  • General Data Warehouse stability and performance enhancements.
  • Stability and performance improvements regarding SFTP delivery.

Analytics Fixes

Fixes were applied to the following products and services:
Product Fixes
Reports & Analytics
  • Fixed an issue that caused “Unable to retrieve reportlet" messages to appear in dashboards. (AN-124302)
  • Fixed a report display issue that caused the graph to show one fewer item than specified under Configure Graph. (AN-116470)
  • Fixed an issue with the metric visibility feature under Report Suite Manager . Hidden events were still showing up in the user interface. (AN-123681)
  • Fixed an issue that caused queries for report suites to fail with large numbers of report suites. (AN-121845)
  • Fixed an issue that showed report suite activations as “pending” even though they were already completed. (AN-124558)
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error message to appear when attempting to add a new calculated metric or when editing an existing one. (AN-124564)
  • Fixed an issue with the Publishing List drop-down menu not working. (AN-120762)
  • Fixed an issue with video reporting eVars that were set up in SiteCatalyst 14 not displaying properly in Adobe Analytics 15. (AN-122453)
Analysis Workspace Fixes
  • Changed the definition of "None" in the Mobile Carrier report. “None” now includes non-mobile devices in addition to mobile devices. This brings the report in line with Reports & Analytics. (AN-122678)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the scheduling of Analysis Workspace projects in any format. (AN-123378)
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to download projects in PDF format. (AN-123231)
Ad Hoc Analysis Fixes
  • Changed the definition of "None" in the Mobile Carrier report. “None” now includes non-mobile devices in addition to mobile devices. This brings the report in line with Reports & Analytics . (AN-122678)
  • Fixed an issue with the page selector pane not showing more than the top 50 pages. (AN-124990)
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a change to how “None” rows were calculated for visit-level dimensions with “recent” allocation. (AN-122279)
Activity Map
  • Fixed a display issue that caused the overlay detail to be displayed below links that were at the bottom of a page. It is now displayed above the link. (AN-124049)
  • Fixed an issue with the Region ID being reported as “Body”. (AN-122966)
  • Fixed an issue with access to the Activity Map download page for non-admin users. The fix means that non-admin users no longer have to be part of the Legacy Click Map group to be able to download Activity Map , just members of the Activity Map Access group. (AN-125144)
Data Warehouse
  • Fixed regression introduced in the May maintenance release that caused reports segmenting on Customer Loyalty &gt; Loyal Customer to not return data. (AN-124498)
  • Fixed an issue with merchandising eVars when the eVar number was greater than 75, causing a data mismatch between Data Warehouse and Reports & Analytics . (AN-123328)
  • Fixed an issue with the header name in reporting on some participation metrics. (AN-121371)
Data Platform
  • Fixed an issue that caused campaign classifications to be automatically created for variables without classifications. We no longer auto-create classifications.
AppMeasurement (Legacy and Mobile SDKs)
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
Analytics Web Services (SOAP and REST APIs)
Deprecation Notice
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.
Data Workbench
See Data Workbench 6.2 updates for additional release information.

Audience Manager

Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
  • Fixed a bug in the admin UI that prevented you from saving group permissions. (AAM-24684)
  • Fixed a bug in the admin UI that prevented administrators from changing user passwords. (AAM-24561)
  • Fixed a bug that showed incorrect dates on the unique trait graph on the trait view page. (AAM-24598)
  • In Audience Marketplace, data sellers can now update an a rate card for active data feeds. (AAM-23476)
New and Revised Documentation
Revised:
Improvements
  • Reply to direct messages from Twitter handles which do not follow you.
Fixes
The fixes highlighted below describe resolutions for the more important customer-reported issues.
  • Fixed an issue where deleted users remain listed as authorizers for specific properties in Social. (AS-37219)
  • Fixed an issue where claiming of a feed after escalation was not working correctly, and two users were able to claim and work on the same tweet. (AS-37190)
  • Fixed an issue where publishing a large video to Facebook produced an error and multiple back-to-back postings. (AS-36176)
  • Fixed an issue where downloaded Moderation Overview reports of specific date ranges were missing certain sections. (AS-34917)
Refer to the Adobe Target Release Notes for the latest release information about the following products:
  • Target Standard and Premium
  • Target Classic
  • Recommendations Classic

Search&Promote

Links from Adobe Analytics to all Adobe point products, including Search&Promote, have been removed from navigation. Users of these tools can log in either via Marketing Cloud (where supported) or directly. To log in to Search & Promote, use this link: https://center.atomz.com/center/ .

Primetime

Adobe Primetime is a multiscreen TV platform that helps media companies create and monetize engaging, personalized viewing experiences.
Feature Description
Server Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) QoS Monitoring Dashboard
This is Primetime's first integration into the Adobe Marketing Cloud interface. The first iteration of this Quality of Service dashboard enables you to track SSAI request counts, request success rates and HTTP error counts in interactive formats. More importantly, this dashboard is expandable and will allow Primetime to harness the Marketing Cloud more fully.

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:
Adobe Campaign Standard
Adobe Campaign v6

Experience Manager

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
AEM Help
Description
AEM 6.2 Documentation Update
Various tuning tip to optimize the performance of AEM 6.x.
Delivering complex web experiences fast is challenging. During this training you will learn, among other things, common pitfalls to implementation, theory, examples, and best practices. There is also a demonstration of tooling that covers the following areas:
  • Optimization of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 for network and latency.
  • Identification of issues concerning slow AEM server requests.
  • Minimizing the overhead of JavaScript.
AEM hot fix releases
Description
OAK 1.2.14 is available for download and installation. For additional details, check the list of recommended hot fixes for AEM 6.1.
OAK 1.0.30 is available download and installation. For additional details, check the list of recommended hot fixes for AEM 6.0.
List of recommended hot fixes for AEM 5.6.1.
This feature pack includes fixes, new features, and improvements for the release of AEM 6.1 Communities.
AEM service pack releases
Description
AEM 6.1 Service Pack 1
AEM 6.1 Service Pack 1 is an important update. It includes performance, stability, security, key customer fixes, and enhancements released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 in May 2015. You can install SP1 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 following:
  • 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. It includes security, performance, stability, 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. You can install it 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.
AEM security bulletin releases
Description
Security bulletin for Adobe Experience Manager.
AEM webinars
Description
Gems on Adobe Experience Manager is a series of technical deep dives delivered by Adobe experts. This series complements product documentation and technical channels, and allows developers to get in touch and explore a specific topic.
Suggested self-help content
The following table contains a selection of links to suggested topics. These topics can help you make the most of your implementation and use of Adobe Experience Manager.
AEM topic
Description
Learn about the two ways to perform revision cleanup in Adobe Experience Manager.
Adobe Experience Manager includes the classic and touch-optimized UI. As such, the "User Interface Recommendations for Customers" topic can help you decide which UI is best for you to use. This information comes in handy during project implementation or when you update from an earlier release.
Provides, among other things, a basic overview of Adobe Experience Manager components, including components in the classic UI and the touch-optimized UI.
Integrate Adobe Experience Manager with other Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions and with third-party services.
Improve your knowledge on tasks and considerations needed to successfully deploy Adobe Experience Manager with MongoDB.
Information on when to create indexes and when they are not needed. Also includes tips to avoid using queries when they are not necessary, and tips for optimizing the performance of your indexes and queries.
Use Multi Site Manager (MSM) to use the same site content in multiple locations.
Additional resources:
Advertising Cloud help is available in the product at ? > Help Contents .

Recent documentation updates

Item Description Date Published
New customers can quickly implement Analytics using the Getting Started with Adobe Analytics modal, then deploy Analytics using Dynamic Tag Management.
June 16, 2016
Adobe Experience Manager 6.2
Adobe Experience Manager 6.2 is an upgrade release to the code base of Adobe Experience Manager 6.1. It provides new and enhanced functionality, key customer fixes, high priority customer enhancements and general bug fixes oriented toward product stabilization. It also includes Adobe Experience Manager 6.1 feature pack, hot fix, and service pack releases.
May 19, 2016
Getting Started with Analytics
A getting started guide for new Analytics administrators.
May 15, 2016
Marketing Cloud Integrations
A round-up of available integration topics.
May 15, 2016
Activity Map
Activity Map product documentation.
April 14, 2016
Marketing Cloud Audiences in Analytics
With the Marketing Cloud Audiences for Analytics integration in place, you can incorporate Marketing Cloud audience data such as demographic information (e.g. gender or income level), psychographic information (e.g. interests and hobbies), CRM data, and ad impression data into any Analytics workflow.
April 14, 2016
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 > &lt;rule set name&gt; , 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