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Release Notes - April 2017

Learn more about the Adobe Experience Cloud announcement at the 2017 Adobe Summit.
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Experience Cloud Recipes

Use-case recipes show you how to implement and deploy cross-solution workflows and integrations. More how-to videos and self-help recipes are coming soon.
Use Case Description
The Digital Foundation use case helps you implement a digital marketing platform with analytics, optimization, and campaign management.
The Customer Intelligence use case shows you how to create a unified customer profile using multiple data sources, and how to use this profile to build actionable audiences.

Adobe Mobile Services

Release date: April 20, 2017
Feature Description
SDK improvements to iOS and Android
In version 4.13.5, the following SDK improvements were made to the Visitor ID service:
  • Android
    • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when custom identifiers that contained an equals sign were used.
  • iOS
    • Fixed a bug that prevented custom identifiers that contained an equals sign from being properly loaded from Shared Preferences .
  • The server endpoint is now configurable by using the ADBMobileConfig.json file.
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: April 20, 2017

New Features in Adobe Analytics

Product Feature Name Description
Analysis Workspace
People metric
In Analysis Workspace, you can apply the People metric to identify visitors across their devices.
Learn how to get access to the People metric in the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op documentation.
People template
Note: The People template and its associated People metric is available for use only as part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op .
The template is based on the People metric, which is a de-duplicated version of the Unique Visitors metric. The People metric provides a measure of how often consumers using multiple devices interact with your brand.
Improved Undo and Redo functionality
View your Undo and Redo options in Analysis Workspace here .
Video Analytics
Roku SDK 2.0.1
This version was released on April 10, 2017.
JavaScript 2.0.1N
The Nielsen Joint SDK was released on March 20, 2017.
iOS 2.0.1N
This version was released on March 20, 2017.
Android 2.0.1N
This version was released on March 20, 2017.
Data Warehouse
sftp+norename:// delivery option
sftp+norename:// can be specified instead of sftp:// to upload the file directly with the final name, without a temporary .part file name during upload. This approach is appropriate when the sFTP server handles file renaming during upload automatically, and there is no chance of the file being processed before upload is complete.
Admin Tools
Change to Processing Rules authorization process
Prior to April 20, 2017, all users (including administrators) had to pass an exam and be granted authorization to use processing rules by Adobe Customer Care.
Now, administrators have rights to use processing rules by default . The exam is no longer necessary. Administrators can also grant these rights to non-administrators through the Admin Tools interface. More...

Analytics - Fixes and Updates

Fixes and minor updates applied to Adobe Analytics interface tools and components (such as Analysis Workspace, Reports & Analytics, Report Builder, and so on).
Product Fix or Update
Adobe Analytics - general
  • Fixed an issue with percentage data formats in the Calculated Metric Builder preview not reflecting properly in calculated metrics. (AN-139480)
  • Fixed an issue with intelligent alerts not triggering email or phone notifications. (AN-135483)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when users logged into Analytics via the Marketing Cloud , and their session timed out. We redirected them to the legacy login page and are now directing them back to the Marketing Cloud login page. (AN-122446)
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a Japanese-language-only error when trying to create segments. (AN-139916)
  • Fixed an issue with alerts triggering incorrectly due to time zones not being up to date. (AN-134390)
Analysis Workspace
  • Fixed an issue that prevented customers from using the # character when searching for Component names (such as dimensions, metrics, segments, or date ranges). (AN-141154)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when breaking down a % metric by a dimension. The metric for the associated dimension resulted in a decimal instead of a percentage. (AN-141122)
  • Fixed an issue with projects in Workspace opening without content. (AN-141053, AN-140943)
  • Fixed an issue with line graphs reloading and displaying unreadable information when linked to breakdown cells. (AN-140057)
  • Fixed an issue with breakdowns that were getting saved but not displayed. (AN-139984)
  • Fixed an issue with invalid metrics being allowed to replace existing metrics in metric drop zones of Histogram visualizations and Cohort Tables . (AN-139808)
  • Fixed an issue with time-formatted calculated metrics not displaying the correct information. (AN-139688)
  • Fixed an issue with the Donut visualization reflecting different data than the table. (AN-139395)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when, after trending a selection, you changed the automatically generated hidden table in Show Data Source . Changes to that table were not saved. (AN-139341, AN-136031)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when using a segment in Segment Comparison that was shared to the Marketing Cloud . The Everyone Else segment was also shared to the Marketing Cloud and Audience Manager immediately after the comparison was run. (AN-139057)
  • Fixed an issue with the Horizontal Bar’s tooltip not displaying results properly. (AN-138769)
  • Fixed an issue with the Add permission being available to users who shouldn’t have access, within Manage Projects . (AN-138471)
  • Fixed an issue with the abbreviated value (e.g., 200K instead of 200,000) not displaying in the Summary Number visualization. (AN-138062)
  • Fixed an issue with Korean characters in .csv filenames. (AN-137673)
  • Fixed an issue that caused any change to a scheduled workspace to trigger emails to be sent to recipients. (AN-131167)
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong currency was displayed for a report suite. (AN-126230)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented .pdf or .csv reports from being shared via email. (AN-125437)
Reports & Analytics
  • Fixed an issue with Page Not Found errors when sharing links to a report and then changing the report type to Trended/Ranked. (AN-133515)
  • Fixed an issue with trying to create a new report suite by duplicating settings from an existing report suite. (AN-137797)
  • Fixed an issue with rollup report suites not handling segments. Going forth, rollup requests will ignore segments. (AN-137333)
Ad Hoc Analysis
  • Fixed an issue with date ranges that occurred when using the Day dimension. (AN-139559)
Report Builder
  • Fixed an issue with report suite labels assigned to requests not getting updated. (AN-139276)
  • Fixed an issue with English menu names in the localized Japanese version of Report Builder. (AN-138828, AN-137183)
  • Fixed an issue with email addresses that included blanks spaces when scheduling Report Builder requests. ( AN-138584)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a customer from logging in to Report Builder via the Marketing Cloud login. (AN-138557)
Activity Map
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when, for example, no link clicks were collected for a selected date range. This caused the Activity Map toolbar to get stuck in a hanging state. (AN-140163, AN-140119, AN-136186)
  • Fixed an issue with the French version of Activity Map not loading. (AN-139773)
  • Fixed an issue where, on some web pages, the timing of the Analytics tag loading within the page-load caused a race condition that prevented Activity Map from initializing properly after login. This issue prevented the application from displaying overlays unless the user refreshed the web page post login. (AN-139325)
  • Fixed an issue with bubble overlays not being positioned correctly. (AN-131969, AN-124094)
Video Analytics
In addition to existing processing rules, a video session will be closed even if:
  • There is no visitor data available (MCID or Visitor ID).
    The fallback to the s_vi mechanism.
  • There is no Content ID set, and where the default Content ID value is missing_video_id .
  • There is no Content Type set, and where the default Content Type values is missing_content_type .
These updates are on the Video Analytics processing service and require no changes on your player implementation or Analytics reporting.
Data Workbench
Data Warehouse
  • Fixed segment issues:
    • Trimmed whitespace from segment rule strings (AN-140432).
    • Added missing trimming from "NOT CONTAINS ONE/ALL OF" operators.
  • Fixed bug in nested visit/visitor segment filtering (AN-116275).
  • Fixed potentially broken 'cookie-enabled' check in DW segment rules. Fixed reporting "Other" in page name report (AN-128444).

Analytics - Administration, Data Collection, Implementation

Fixes and updates applied to Analytics administration tools, including implementation and developer (Web Services and SDKs).
Product or Feature Fix or Update
AppMeasurement (Legacy and Mobile SDKs)
AppMeasurement for JavaScript
Version 2.1.0
  • Included latest version of dil.js (AN-140396)
  • Added support for adobe_mc_ref parameter which overrides the page referrer. (AN-131920)
  • Re-Included Visitor API 2.1.0. (AN-140873)
  • Added mcorgid parameter. (AN-139586)
  • Added cp (customerPerspective) parameter. (AN-140897)
AppMeasurement for Flash
Version 4.0.3
  • Include Visitor API 1.6.1
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 )

Audience Manager

Feature Description
Segment Size Estimator Get actual and estimated trait and segment population data as you are building segments. Read more about the feature in the Audience Manager documentation .
Traits Search and Filtering enhancements
We improved the UI around searching and filtering traits. See the Traits Dashboard documentation for more information.
New tid parameter in DCS HTTP response calls
DCS HTTP response calls now contain the Transaction ID. Use this parameter for debugging purposes in case of incidents.
Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
  • Fixed an issue where, for some customers, the full URL string wouldn't be saved when mapping a URL to a URL destination. (AAM-28510)
  • Fixed an issue in Profile Merge Rules for RBAC users, where users with no permissions to view traits were shown a blank page instead of the warning message that they don't have permissions to view the page. (AAM-28361)
  • Fixed an issue where, for some customers, the Traits List page would contain broken links to Data Sources. (AAM-29174)
  • We improved the Profile Link feature. The feature now links an Audience Manager UUID to another three Audience Manager UUIDs, for a total of 4 Audience Manager UUIDs in a cluster. (AAM-28808)
  • We now expose the Test Segment IDs ( SID and csegID ) with a query parameter testSegments=true in the following APIs (AAM-27591):
    • .../v1/segments
    • .../v1/destinations/<destinationId>/mappings
  • Migrated the segments API methods to Swagger. See Audience Manager API Code Migration . (AAM-28601)
  • Removed a couple of small visual bugs in Addressable Audience for DAID destinations. (AAM-28679)
  • Fixed an issue in the User Administration page where no error message was shown when a customer attempted to create a new user for a company, with a username that was already taken. (AAM-28945)
  • Fixed a visual bug where wrong icons were displayed in the password reset modal, in Audience Marketplace and in sorting columns in list pages across the user interface. (AAM-28953)
  • Fixed an issue in the Audience Manager Admin interface where an Audience Marketplace End User ID couldn't be added to a company. (AAM-28953)

Social

Fixes
  • Publishing Workflows: Fixed an issue where users who bypass an approval workflow were still getting approval notifications. Only users who are approvers in a workflow will receive a message to approve a post.
  • Publish Anywhere: Fixed an issue where users were not warned when a photo or video upload exceeds a certain platform's API size limits.
  • Publish Anywhere: Fixed an issue where targeted photo album posts on Facebook were posting without photos.
  • Content Calendar: Fixed an issue where users were not able to edit the time of a scheduled child post.
  • Content Calendar: Fixed an issue when publishing videos to Twitter where emoticons and text were not showing.
  • Reports: Fixed an issue that produced an error when downloading Moderation Overview report.
  • Facebook Property Details: Fixed an issue with attaining Fans by Geography data for Facebook properties.
  • Moderation: Fixed an issue where users were unable to write multi-line comments for properties or authors.
  • Moderation: Fixed an issue where the Author Detail page was not showing the full history of interactions with that author.
  • Properties: Fixed an issue where users were not receiving notification emails when properties became unauthorized.
  • Social Tags: Fixed an issue where some tags applied to LinkedIn posts were not showing in Post Analytics.

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

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.
Adobe has released a Security Bulletin for Adobe Campaign v6.11 for Windows and Linux.
Adobe Campaign Standard
Feature Description
Enhanced Image edition capabilities with the Creative SDK
You now have access to a complete set of features powered by the Creative SDK to enhance your images directly in the content editor when editing emails or landing pages.
This features does not require the acquisition of additional Creative Cloud solutions.
Transactional push notifications
The Mobile application channel has been added to Adobe Campaign's transactional messaging capabilities. Three channels are now supported for transactional messages: email, SMS, and push notifications.
Recurring push notifications
You can now use recurring push notifications in a workflow. Recurring notifications enable you to send the same mobile app push notification delivery multiple times to the same target or to a dynamic audience at a particular frequency (daily, monthly etc.).
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) connector
The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) connector can now be used to import or export data to Adobe Campaign. It can be set up in a workflow activity. The configuration is done in an external account.
Dreamweaver integration live
The integration between Adobe Campaign and Dreamweaver is now live. It now works with the official last released version of Dreamweaver (17.0.2).
This requires the installation of Adobe Campaign Integration extension from Adobe Add-ons .
For more information, you can view the Dreamweaver and Adobe Campaign Standard Integration video.
For product documentation, see:

Experience Manager

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
Title Description
Product releases
A new release of the Dispatcher, Adobe Experience Manager's caching and load balancing tool, is now available .
Product maintenance
AEM 6.1 SP2 (Service Pack 2)-CFP7 (Cumulative Fix Pack 7) is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 SP2 in August, 2016.
Note: AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP7 is dependent on AEM 6.1 SP2. Therefore, be sure you first read and follow the information found in the AEM 6.1 SP2 release notes . Then, install AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP7 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 the Adobe Package Share here .
AEM 6.2 SP1 (Service Pack 1)-CFP2 (Cumulative Fix Pack 2) is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.2 SP1 in December, 2016.
Note: AEM 6.2 SP1-CFP2 is dependent on AEM 6.2 SP1. Therefore, be sure you first read and follow the information found in the AEM 6.2 SP1 release notes . (Install AEM 6.2 SP1 on AEM 6.2 GA after you apply Hotfix 12785.) Then, install AEM 6.2 SP1-CFP2 package available on Adobe Package Share (release notes are also available from the same Package Share location).
The AEM 6.2 Cumulative Fix Pack and accompanying release notes are available on the Adobe Package Share here .
AEM Oak Cumulative Fix Packs
The latest recommended AEM Oak Cumulative Fix Packs are available at the following locations:
Community
IMMERSE
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Use promo code Bz648 for a $50.00 USD discount. Group tickets are available for 10 or more attendees. For more information email Charlie Shafton at eci77283@adobe.com .
Ask the AEM Community Experts
On April 25, 2017, 09:00-10:00 a.m. MST, join AEM Community Super User Lokesh BS, community member of the year 2015 - 2016 for a discussion on "Building responsive layouts using Bootstrap and Angular JS in Experience Manager".
You will learn AEM development techniques that you can apply to your AEM projects. Lokesh will provide demos and answer your questions. As an AEM developer, this is a session that you do not want to miss. You can RSVP here .

Livefyre

Livefyre offers a complete user-generated content offering, including social curation capabilities and on-site engagement applications.
See Livefyre Release Notes for the latest information.

Advertising Cloud

Feature Description
Adobe Analytics Integration
A new version of the reverse data feed from Advertising Cloud to Analytics significantly improves data accuracy. All advertisers with an Analytics integration will be upgraded to the new reverse feed in the coming weeks.
Search
You can now create Google audiences (remarketing lists for search ads) using email lists or segments from your existing Adobe Experience Cloud audiences:
  • Adobe Campaign email lists: Your account manager will help you set up a workflow to create and update a Google customer list audience from an email list within Campaign.
  • Adobe Audience Manager segments: (Beta for whitelisted advertisers only) From Campaigns Beta &gt; Audiences &gt; Audiences, you can create a Google website tag-based audience from any of your Audience Manager segments that have Advertising Cloud as a destination. This may include Adobe Analytics segments that are published to Adobe Experience Cloud and segments that are created in Adobe Experience Cloud using the People core service. Advertising Cloud will automatically push a Google tracking URL back to the Audience Manager segments so Google can track the audience.
Advertising Cloud doesn't store any of the customer data from your email lists or Audience Manager segments used to create or edit a Google audience.
Search Campaigns Beta
(Beta for whitelisted advertisers only) A new Search Beta user interface will be available the week after the release, with:
  • New grids, left rails, filters, toolbars, and bulk actions.
  • Google account-level sitelinks. You can create a sitelink in Sitelinks &gt; Library, and then assign it to specific accounts, campaigns, and ad groups by creating an extension in Sitelinks &gt; Extensions.
  • An Audience menu, with Library, Targets, and Exclusions. The Library lists all of your Google audiences (remarketing lists), and you can create Google audiences using segments from Adobe Audience Manager. You can use any of the audiences in Google campaigns as ad group-level targets and campaign and ad group-level exclusions.
Search Advanced Campaign Management (ACM)
Bing Ads text ad templates include a new, ad group-level language setting.
Reports
(Search only; applicable to label classifications created from Search Advertising &gt; Campaigns &gt; Label Classifications Beta) You can now include columns for your label classifications in the Campaigns, Ad Groups, and Keyword reports. You could already include them in the Ad Variation report.
More details are available in the product at ? > Help Contents .