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Release Notes - November 2016

Learn about new features and fixes in the Adobe Marketing Cloud.
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Experience Cloud and Core Services

Last update: January 6, 2017

Marketing Cloud Interface 16.11.1

New features and fixes in the Adobe Marketing Cloud interface.
Release date: November 8, 2016
Feature Description
Update to Profile & Passwords
Users can no longer edit IMS user profile information under Personal Details In Edit Profile > Profile & Passwords . Instead users are redirected to accouts.adobe.com . This applies to all identity types (Adobe ID, Enterprise, and Federated).
Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with technical passwords that caused an error in folder sharing between Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud. (MAC-31067, MAC-32014)
  • Fixed an issue with the upload of certain file types, including PDF, that was found after the October release in Assets Core Service. (MAC-32517) See Marketing Cloud Product Documentation for product help.

Marketing Cloud ID Service

Release date: November 10, 2016
Updated (1/6/2017) This release increments the ID service code to version 1.10. It includes the following features, bug fixes, and other changes.
  • Added Visitor.overwriteCrossDomainMCIDAndAID , a boolean function that lets you overwrite the Marketing Cloud and Analytics IDs on other domains that you own. (MCID-218)
  • Added TS = * UTC timestamp * as a property of the visitor.appendVisitorIDsTo function. The ID service uses the timestamp to determine if it should use the IDs in the redirect URL based on a 5-minute aging interval. See Append Visitor ID Function . (MCID-219)
  • Added Visitor.getLocationHint , a new function that returns a region ID. (MCID-227)
  • Added idSyncByURL and idSyncByDataSource , 2 functions that let you manually implement an ID sync in the Destination Publishing iFrame. (MCID-166)
  • Fixed a bug that blocked the AppMeasurement tracking call if disableThirdPartyCalls:true . (MCID-223)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the ID service from passing the Marketing Cloud ID (MID) across different domains. (MCID-215) See Marketing Cloud ID Services product documentation.

Adobe Mobile Services

Mobile Description
Universal Links and App Links
Staring in iOS 9.2, deep linking is no longer supported. Universal Links (iOS) and App Links (Android) are the new method of deep linking into your app or website.
Android SDK Description
Added timestamp and Marketing Cloud Organization ID to adobe_mc parameter.
When calling trackAdobeDeepLink , variables prefixed with " adb " and " ctx " are now handled properly.
iOS SDK Description
Added timestamp and Marketing Cloud Organization ID to adobe_mc parameter.
Invalid IDFAs (00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000) passed to the SDK via setAdvertisingIdentifier: will be ignored.
When calling trackAdobeDeepLink , variables prefixed with " adb " and " ctx " are now handled properly.
Data from Apple Search Ads will now be sent along with your acquisition data.
See Adobe Mobile Services for product documentation. To see the release notes for previous releases, expand Previous Release Notes in the left pane.

Analytics

Release Date: November 10, 2016

Important Notices for Analytics Administrators

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
Removed restrictions on how Analytics handles technology data
Update for November 29:
This change became effective on November 14, 2016 .
Previously, Adobe Analytics did not record technology data for mobile web traffic. Meaning, reports in the Visitor Profile > Technology section in Reports & Analytics did not receive data for mobile web hits. Beginning with this release, the following reports will populate from mobile web traffic:
  • Java
  • JavaScript / JavaScript Version
  • Color Depth
  • Resolution
  • Browser Width
  • Browser Height
  • Referrer Type (typed / bookmarked)
Schedule Traffic Spike Deadline
September 23, 2016
If you have report suites that you expect to receive increased traffic during the holiday season (particularly Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, or New Year's), please schedule traffic spikes as soon as possible.
Ad Hoc Analysis - Java 1.7.
September 15, 2016
In the upcoming October 2016 release, you must use Java 1.7 or later to launch Ad Hoc Analysis.
If you use Java version 1.6 or earlier, you will see an error message, "Unable to Launch the Application." (On the error message, you can view the Java version that you are using by clicking Details , then click the Console tab.)
Analytics API 1.3 deprecation.
September 15, 2016
Analytics APIs version 1.3 will be officially deprecated as of September 15, 2016. To prevent disruption, Adobe recommends upgrading to the latest API versions as soon as possible.
See the API Support Policy page for more information.
Analytics for Target processing time increased by 30 seconds.
August 19, 2016
To achieve a higher visitor match rate between Adobe Analytics and Adobe Target, we have increased the amount of time data is held in processing from 30 seconds to 60 seconds. This change only affects customers using the Marketing Cloud ID service, AppMeasurement for Analytics, and who have Target implemented on their pages. (AN-128584)
Legacy Alerts
August 18, 2016
Several features of existing Analytics alerts will not be included in the new Alert Manager , which will be released (as part of Analysis Workspace ) in the Fall of 2016.
Legacy Alerts Migration lists the deprecated alert features and some alert features that will be migrated to the new Alert Manager in a different form.
Data Warehouse request settings
August 18, 2016
In the September 2016 Maintenance Release, Data Warehouse will add a new request setting that will enable Data Warehouse to send empty files when there is no data in the report. This settings will be enabled by default.
AppMeasurement 1.6.3 and Visitor API 1.6.0
August 4, 2016
Version 1.6.0 of the Marketing Cloud ID service requires AppMeasurement for JavaScript version 1.6.3 or higher. If you want to upgrade to version 1.6.0 of the Marketing Cloud ID service, please make sure you are using AppMeasurement code verison 1.6.3 or higher.
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> 

SiteCatalyst 14, ExcelClient, etc. end of life in October 2016
March 17, 2016
SiteCatalyst 14, ExcelClient , and a number of other legacy components will reach end-of-life in October 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.
Changes to visit processing for timestamped data
March 17, 2016
In June, we will begin improving to 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 .
Data processing change between February and March MRs
February 18, 2016
Sometime between the February and March Maintenance Releases, the following Analytics data processing change was 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 are no longer 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.
Elimination of hashed values in Data Feeds
February 18, 2016
In certain circumstances, hashed values ( ::hash::&lt;hash value&gt; ) 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
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 410 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.
Analytics APIs version 1.3 will be officially deprecated as of September 15, 2016. To prevent disruption, Adobe recommends upgrading to the latest API versions as soon as possible.
See the API Support Policy page for more information.

New Features in Analytics

Feature Description
Date Comparison in Analysis Workspace
The new Date Comparison feature lets you take any column and create a common date comparison, such as: year-over-year, quarter-over-quarter, month-over-month, and do on.
Date Comparisons automatically include a Difference column, which shows the percentage change.
Segment Builder enhancements
The following features were added to the Segment Builder :
  • Date Ranges in segments . Allows you to build segments that contain rolling date ranges in order to answer questions about ongoing campaigns or events. For example, now you can easily build a segment that includes “everyone who has made a purchase over the past 60 days.” More...
  • Before/After sequence segments (Added in October) . When building sequential segments, you now have the option to filter for traffic "before sequence" or "after sequence". More...
  • Dimension constraints with Sequential Segments (Added in October) . In a “within" clause, in between THEN statements, you can add, for example, “within 1 search keyword instance”, “within 1 eVar 47 instance”. This constrains the segment to within one instance of a dimension. More...

Analytics Fixes and Improvements

Fixes were applied to the following products and services:
Product Fixes
Reports & Analytics
  • Fixed an issue in Real-Time reports, where the Today column was showing only zeros. (AN-132975)
  • Fixed an issue with Calculated Metric formulas showing known metrics as “Unknown” in the Calculated Metric Builder . (AN-133203)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the IP address dimension to no longer be available in the Segment Builder . (AN-132982)
  • Fixed an issue with Real-Time reports, where the Item Detail report was not providing any data in the second and third tabs. (AN-133112)
  • Fixed a number of permissions-related issues that were introduced with the October release. (AN-133298, AN-133399, AN-132985, AN-133124, AN-133217, AN-133122)
  • Fixed a number of alerts-related issues that were introduced with the October release. (AN-132996, AN-133307, AN-133268, AN-133247, AN-133407)
Analysis Workspace
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the duplication of panels, histograms, bar charts and other visualizations. (AN-133373, AN-133316)
  • Fixed issues with text visualizations that prevented them from being saved and resulted in blank projects. (AN-133355)
  • Fixed an issue with dual-axis settings not getting saved or loaded appropriately. (AN-133315, AN-133177, AN-133096)
  • Fixed an issue with segments inside of functions (in calculated metrics) not getting saved. (AN-133305)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the download of PDF files. (AN-133289, AN-133120)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the editing of segments by non-Admin users. (AN-133269)
  • Fixed an issue with the calendar widget. Now, when opening the Calendar widget, the first click (whether it is on the right/start or left/end of the calendar) indicates the start date for the range.(AN-133263)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the segment comparison feature to hang. (AN-133222)
  • Fixed an issue where resized columns in freeform tables were not saved and Undo for this case was not working. (AN-133190, AN-132296)
  • Fixed an issue with the Summary Number display not working for percentage value displays. (AN-133177)
  • Fixed an issue with all the breakdowns in the solution / pages section getting reset. Customers had to re-add all the breakdowns. (AN-133177)
  • Fixed an issue with the horizontal bar graph not adjusting its size based on the number of rows selected. Horizontal bars now have a minimum height and a vertical scroll bar has been added to accommodate in certain situations. (AN-132939, AN-133177)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the manual entry of dates in the date selector for the Send File pop up. (AN-132421)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented projects from being copied. (AN-133309)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some projects from loading correctly. (AN-133282)
Data Warehouse
  • Updated Data Warehouse to match Reports & Analytics rules for determining when "Other" should be used as the page name in reports. This occurs primarily when the page name is blank. (AN-131951)
Data Sources
  • Fixed an error that occurred when activating a classification rule set. (AN-130658)
Clickstream Data Feed
  • N/A
AppMeasurement (Legacy and Mobile SDKs)
AppMeasurement for JavaScript
Java 1.3
  • Added SSL hostname verification. (AN-130350)
  • Removed support for Java 1.4. Only 1.5+ is supported.
JavaScript 1.7.0
Updated Visitor API version number on January 4, 2017 :
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)
Administration API 1.4 Updates - Released October 2016
As part of the Analytics permission enhancements, all of the group related, permissions APIs will accept and return (where appropriate) the group_id . This includes:
For more information, See Permission API Changes for October in the Developer Connection.
For convenience, you can still use the group_name , but it is no longer required when the group_id is used. This should make managing groups programmatically easier and more intuitive.
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

Audience Manager

Feature Description
Addressable Audiences
New features include a redesigned user interface, report improvements that include segment-level match rates, and additional look-back options for reporting. See Addressable Audiences .
Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
Improvements
  • New ID Definition option for all Cross-Device Data Sources - The IDs in a Cross Device Data Source can now be defined as "Person" or "Household". This definition indicates the relationship the Cross-device ID has with the Audience Manager ID. The default option for all existing Cross-Device Data Sources will be Person. See the Create Data Sources document. (AAM-25988)
Due to changes being made by our data providers, we will no longer be providing Wordpress and Disqus data effective December 1st, 2016. For more information, click here .

Social

Feature Description
Twitter media upload limits have been increased to match those available when uploading natively in Twitter. Videos up to 140 seconds and 512 MB in size can now be published via Adobe Social .
Twitter listening rule Filters are being migrated to new Filters. These migrations will be automatic and may influence results. No adjustments are needed.
The following Filters will have their operators change: bio contains, bio name contains, country code, language, URL contains.
The following Filters will be deprecated: bio language, bio location contains, contains, place contains. For rules including these filters, they will continue to exist but will no longer pull data.
Fixes
  • Publish Anywhere : Fixed an issue where URLs copied and pasted into a post were not attaching properly.
  • Moderation : Fixed an issue where images were not loading when moderating Facebook private messages.
  • Escalations : Fixed an issue where links within emails received from Escalations would not open the actual post that was escalated.

Target

Refer to the Adobe Target Release Notes for the latest release information about the following products:
  • Target Standard and Premium
  • Target Classic
  • Recommendations Classic

Primetime

Adobe Primetime is a multiscreen TV platform that helps media companies create and monetize engaging, personalized viewing experiences.

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

AEM release notes (December 9, 2016)

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
Title Description
Product releases
AEM Assets Smart Tags Service (AEM 6.2)
With automatic image tagging, Smart Tags makes images more easily discoverable in your DAM (Digital Asset Manager).
Includes new scalability, performance, and usability improvements for AEM 6.1 customers.
Provides performance enhancements and stability of accessing files and saving changes to AEM, especially from Creative Cloud desktop applications, such as Adobe InDesign , Adobe Illustrator , or Adobe Photoshop .
This release aims to provide users with a more local desktop-like experience when working with files, while simultaneously handling network data transfer operations in the background.
and
Enhancements to Front-end, Multilingual, Groups, Ideation function, Featured content, Moderation, and Gamification.
Enabled support for customers to drive mobile traffic to their sites with Storify 2, Google markup, display Tweets appropriately on their sites with the recent Twitter length updates, and resolved many customer escalations.
Documentation also available here .
Product maintenance
AEM 6.1 SP2 (Service Pack 2)-CFP3 (Cumulative Fix Pack 3) is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 SP2 in August, 2016.
AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP3 also includes Oak 1.2.18.
Note: AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP3 is dependent on AEM 6.1 Service Pack 2. Therefore, be sure you first install AEM 6.1 SP2. For AEM 6.1 SP2 installation instructions, see AEM 6.1 SP2 release notes . Then, you can install AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP3 package , available on Adobe Package Share (release notes are also available from the same Package Share location).
The AEM 6.1 Cumulative Fix Pack and accompanying release notes are available on Adobe Package Share here .
AEM 6.1 SP2 (Service Page 2)-CFP2 (Cumulative Fix Pack 2) is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 SP2 in August 2016.
You can install AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP2 on AEM 6.1 SP2, and AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP1.
See the release notes for additional information.
An updated version of AEM 6.1 SP2 (Service Pack 2) is being released to avoid a potential long reindexing of damScene7Name index.
Self-help
AEM 6.2 documentation updates
Community
AEM developer article
IMMERSE
IMMERSE17 occurs May 15-19, 2017
IMMERSE is a global virtual developer conference for AEM.
Register Now—early bird pricing ends January 31, 2017.
Our inaugural conference was held this past April. It was so well received that Adobe Systems decided to make this an annual event with more great content. Our expanded agenda now includes an exhibit hall, Birds-of-a-feather round table discussions, and networking lounges. You can attend the conference from the comfort of your office or home depending on your location. Learn more .
Are you actively involved with the AEM Developer Community? Does your company want to be seen as a leading supporter of the community? Check out our IMMERSE17 Sponsorship Prospectus to get involved in this vibrant community.
Ask the AEM Community Expert
Watch past November, 2016 session: "Best Practices for Using Experience Manager and Adobe Campaign"
AEM GEMS
  • Upcoming December, 2016 session: "Tools to Use for Testing AEM Applications"
    From unit testing to integration testing of an Experience Manager application.
    Automated testing is indispensable for developing any application. This AEM GEMS presentation walks you through various tools that you can use to test Java code. You will start with the basics of unit testing and advance to functional and integration testing. Learn how to easily add tests in the most effective way to your code base, regardless of whether you want to test a simple utility method, some OSGi service, or an HTTP endpoint.
    December 14, 2016, 09:00-10:00 (Mountain Standard Time). Join Carsten Ziegeler (Project Lead, Software Development), and Robert Munteanu (Senior Developer) for this live session. RSVP here for this session .
  • Watch past November, 2016 session: "Introduction to AEM Screens"

AEM release notes (November 10, 2016)

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
Title Description
Product releases
Includes key features such as rich content browsing experiences (dynamic banners) and Android push notifications. Also includes full support for Coral 3 user interface.
Features include HLS video and Search capability in eCatalog.
Enabled support for customers to do the following:
  • Monetize Storify 2 pages by building a configurable "Show More” button and enabling content below the app.
  • Curate content by way of RSS feeds with varying formats to support an expanded list of sources that include YouKu, Pinterest, Vimeo, and so on.
  • Configure nest level and number of replies to load in Comments to improve user experience.
Product maintenance
AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP2 is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 SP2 in August 2016.
AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP2 also includes Oak 1.2.18.
Note: AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP2 is dependent on AEM 6.1 SP2. Therefore, be sure you first install AEM 6.1 SP2. For AEM 6.1 SP2 installation instructions, see AEM 6.1 SP2 release notes . Then, you can install AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP2 package , available on Adobe Package Share. Release notes are available here .
Self-help
AEM 6.2 documentation updates
Community
Article
IMMERSE
IMMERSE is a global virtual developer conference for AEM.
Our inaugural conference was held this past April. It was so well received that Adobe Systems decided to make this an annual event with more great content. Our expanded agenda includes an exhibit hall, Birds-of-a-feather round table discussions, and networking lounges. IMMERSE17 occurs May 15-19, 2017. You can attend from the comfort of your office or your home depending on your location. Learn more .
Share your expertise with the community. The IMMERSE Call for Presentations is open. Check out the requirements and submit your session here . Presenters get a free pass and access to all 75 sessions.
Are you actively involved with the AEM Developer Community? Does your company want to be seen as a leading supporter of the community? Check out our IMMERSE17 Sponsorship Prospectus to get involved in this vibrant community.
Ask the AEM Community Experts
November session is "Best Practices for using Experience Manager and Adobe Campaign".
Adobe Technical Trainer for Adobe Worldwide Field Enablement, Abhishek Dwevedi provides instructions on using Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Campaign together.
November 29, 2016 08:00-09:00 (Pacific Standard Time).
AEM GEMS
  • "Introduction to AEM Screens"
    AEM Screens is the new digital signage solution integrated into Adobe Experience Manager. In this AEM Gems session, we will present the main features of AEM Screens and how to set up a simple Project with a slide show and an interactive experience. We then give an overview of how to develop AEM Screens optimized components and how to set up Channels for offline use. Finally, we will explore the AEM Screens REST API and explain how to integrate custom Cordova plugins.
    You can choose from the following two sessions to attend:
    • November 16, 2016, 08:00-09:00 (Pacific Standard Time). Join Julien Ramboz and Tobias Reiss for this live session. RSVP here for this session .
    • November 22, 2016, 14:30-15:30 (India Standard Time). Join Julien Ramboz and Tobias Reiss for this live session. RSVP here for this session .
  • "From unit testing to integration test of an Experience Manager application"
    Automated testing is indispensable for developing any application. This AEM GEMS presentation walks you through various tools that you can use to test Java code starting with the basics of unit testing up to functional and integration testing. Learn how to add tests in the most effective way to your code base, regardless of whether you want to test a simple utility method, some OSGi service, or an HTTP endpoint.
    December 14, 2016, 08:00-09:00 (Pacific Standard Time). Join Carsten Ziegeler (Project Lead, Software Development), and Robert Munteanu (Senior Developer) for this live session. RSVP here for this session .
Recent on-demand technical training
  • "Best Practices for Experience Manager and AEM Assets"
    Adobe Technical Trainer for Adobe Worldwide Field Enablement, Abhishek Dwevedi, discusses using AEM Assets. Watch this pre-recorded session to learn best practices for using assets in Experience Manager.
  • "Configuring the DAM for Enterprise"
    This session is designed to help you improve success in leveraging AEM Assets. The session focuses on the use cases of real DAM Enterprise customers, their challenges, and the solutions that were created to support them and increase the success they see with DAM.
    Topics discussed during the session include the following:
    • Enterprise customer business challenges such as large scale ingestion, desktop app, performance tuning and sizing.
    • Information about feature improvements that support the Enterprise customer, customer use cases aligned to business challenges, and product roadmap.
    By viewing this session you will better understand how to use DAM in your environments. Through seeing case studies from real customers, and attendees working with an existing DAM, you will understand how the new solutions provided through this offering can help your existing workflows and understanding of the technology.
  • "Comparative architecture analysis of large scale Experience Manager installations"
    This session covers large scale architectures from the presenter's experience with Cisco and Symantec. They compare and contrast the architecture across infrastructure architecture scaling, Ecommerce integrations, and migration approach from legacy into Adobe Experience Manager, Digital Marketing Cloud Integrations such as personalization, analytics, and DMP.

Advertising Cloud

Feature Description
Search Bulksheets
(Google AdWords) New bulksheet columns are available for mobile app install ads: &nbsp;"Mobile App Platform, "Mobile App ID," "Mobile App Name," and "Exclude Tablet."
If the advertiser uses the EF Redirect, then you can optionally add tracking code to the ad URLs when you upload or post a bulksheet. The portfolio setting to "Auto-upload during sync" setting is also applicable for ads in a portfolio. Tracking settings are based on the mobile measurement partner specified for the advertiser.
Search Campaigns Beta
You can now manage settings for Yahoo! Japan ad groups.
You also can configure negative websites for Google AdWords and Yahoo Gemini campaigns and Google ad groups.
Display Managed Campaigns
Facebook deprecated Facebook Exchange (FBX) on 1 November 2016, and your existing FBX ads no longer run. Any FBX creatives and ad strategies you previously created remain paused in Advertising Cloud for reporting purposes. You can delete them, but you can't activate them nor edit them, nor create new FBX creatives or ad strategies.
Dayparting
All users can now set up dayparting for any ad strategy. You must turn on the Daypart Scheduling feature, available in the ad strategy Targeting section, to activate a schedule.
Display Audience
For each segment list, you can now see the total addressable audience (expected audience size) for each segment, in addition to the number of unique visitors for specific time increments.
Social Feed Console Beta
You can now upload product feed files to an existing FTP account from Social &gt; Feed Console Beta.
Reports
The Ad Variation Report has new fields applicable to Google extended text ads: &nbsp;the default "Description Line 2," optional "Display Path 1," and optional "Display Path 2."
General
You can now access the Advertising Cloud Community forum from ? &gt; Community at the top of any page.
More details are available in the product at ? > Help Contents .

Documentation Updates

Item Description Date Published / Last Updated
The Fall 2016 release of Adobe Analytics includes several updates groups and permission management. Please review the following information.
October 20, 2016
New features include:
  • Fallout Analysis in Analysis Workspace
  • Flow Visualization in Analysis Workspace
  • Intelligent Alerts in Analysis Workspace
  • Anomaly Detection and Contribution Analysis in Analysis Workspace
  • Starter Projects in Analysis Workspace
  • Histogram Visualization in Analysis Workspace
October 20, 2016
Identify, define, and monitor key consumer behaviors, and then generate cross-solution communication to re-engage visitors.
September 15, 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, including implementation for first-time users .
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
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
Analysis Workspace (public beta)
Build 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