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Release Notes - June 2017

New features and fixes in the Adobe Experience Cloud.
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Experience Cloud Recipes

New documentation to help you implement and deploy cross-solution workflows and integrations.
Use Case Date Published Description
June 1, 2017
The mobile app engagement use case shows you how to integrate your mobile apps with the Adobe Experience Cloud to measure user engagement and deliver personalized experiences to your audiences.
May 2017
The Digital Foundation use case helps you implement a digital marketing platform with Analytics, optimization, and campaign management.
April 2017
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.

Experience Cloud and Core Services

Release notes for the core services interface, including Assets, Feed, Profiles & Audiences, Mobile Services, and Dynamic Tag Management. Also includes release information for Experience Cloud ID Service (Visitor API).

Experience Cloud Interface - 17.6.1

New features and fixes in the Adobe Experience Cloud (formerly, Marketing Cloud).
Release date: June 12, 2017
Feature Description
Bulk Report Suite Mapping
In Administration > Report Suite Mapping , you can now select multiple report suites, then map them to an organization. (Previously, you had to map them individually.)
Mapping report suites to a single organization helps enable cross-solution features and services in the Experience Cloud. See Report Suite Mapping for more information.
Updates to Experience Cloud Audiences
Applying Report Suites
You can now apply a report suite to all of your audience rules . (Previously, you had to specify a report suite in each rule definition.)
Props and Variables
You can now include Analytics props and default variables (in addition to eVars and events) in real-time audiences.

Experience Cloud ID Service

This release increments the ID service code to version 2.2. It includes the following features, fixes, and other changes.
Feature Description
  • whitelistParentDomain
  • whitelistIframeDomains
These configurations are used in tandem. They let different instances of ID service code implemented in an iFrame and on the parent page communicate with each other. They're designed to help resolve problems with specific use cases where you may or may not control the parent page/domain and you have ID service code loading in the iFrame of a domain that you do control. These are available in VisitorAPI.js code version 2.2, or higher. See whitelistParentDomain and whitelistIframeDomains .
See Experience Cloud ID Services product documentation.

Adobe Mobile Services

New features, updates, and fixes to Mobile Services.
Release Date: June 15, 2017 :
Feature Description
Rich push
Push messaging now supports rich push, which allows you to add an image or video to your push messages.
For more information about creating push messages, see Experience: Push Message .
SDK improvements to iOS and Android
In version 4.13.6, the following SDK improvements were made in iOS and Android:
  • In the Marketing Cloud ID Service, the syncIdentifiers APIs now allow you to overwrite an existing value for an ID.
  • In Analytics, additional data is now automatically sent on every Analytics hit, indicating whether the app was in the foreground or the background at the time the hit was generated.
Fixes
  • Added validation for context data keys to match what Analytics accepts. (MOB-7365)
  • For iOS 10.3, an issue where Marketing Links displays a blank page after the user clicks Cancel has been fixed. (MOB-7380)
  • The global filter was removed for the apps overview page. (MOB-1705)
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: June 8, 2017

New Features in Adobe Analytics

Product Feature Name Description
Adobe Analytics
New Product SKUs
Adobe Analytics introduced three new product SKUs:
Data Collection enhancements
Data Collection has been improved with the following enhancements:
  • Added support for multiple AppMeasurement instantiation order.
  • Added support for Visitor API 2.2.0.
Analysis Workspace
Fallout enhancements
  • Added unlimited segments for segment comparison
  • Added ability to name and more easily manage touchpoint groups (add, remove, move, etc.)
  • Added Right-click > Trend Touchpoint %: trends the total fallout percentage
  • Added Right-click > Trend All Touchpoint %: trends all the touchpoint percentages in the fallout (except for "All Visits" if it's included), on the same chart.
  • Added ability to constrain individual touchpoints to the next hit (as opposed to eventually) within the path
Flow enhancements
  • Added a new visualization setting called Disable Label Truncation (default = unchecked).
Calendar changes
Changes to the calendar to bring it in line with the Reports & Analytics calendar:
  • The first click on a day starts the selection. Then highlight the range in either direction until the second click, which selects the end date. Hold the Shift key to append dates to the selection.
  • Extended look-back periods for the various rolling date pieces (for example, allowing days to go back up to two years).
Improved Search for Dimension Items
  • Enhanced the search speed.
  • Added a Show Top Items from the Last 6 Months option that pulls in more data, if necessary.
  • Added a checkbox to denote percent cutoffs, especially for percent-based metrics (also works with non-percent based metrics).
Component Manager enhancements
  • Added expiration dates for alerts and scheduled projects.
Alert Manager enhancements
  • Added the ability to enable or disable alerts.
  • Added a “enabled / disabled” column.
  • Added a filter for enabled/disabled alerts.
Added the following hotkeys:
  • alt + shift + 1 = Switch to Panels pane
    alt + shift + 2 = Switch to Visualizations Pane
    alt + shift + 3 = Switch to Components Pane
Report Builder
Integration with Microsoft Power BI
Microsoft Power BI is a suite of business analytics dashboards to analyze data and share insights. The Adobe Analytics integration with Power BI includes the ability to visualize Report Builder Analytics data within Microsoft Power BI.
With Power BI, you can integrate Adobe Analytics with additional data sources (e.g. point of sale, CRM) to discover unique customer insights, associations, and opportunities, and easily share them across your organization. Combining the report generation capability of Report Builder with features of Power BI makes information more web accessible to everyone in the organization.
The integration with Adobe Report Builder lets you:
  • Publish scheduled Report Builder workbooks to Power BI.
  • Publish all formatted tables in the workbook as Power BI Dataset Tables.
  • Publish all Report Builder requests as Power BI Dataset Tables.
Admin Tools
New Processing Rules authorization process (Introduced in April, 2017)
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.
Currently, 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 (Analysis Workspace, Reports & Analytics, Report Builder, and so on).
Product Fix or Update
Adobe Analytics - general
  • Fixed an issue with Ad Hoc Analysis and Analysis Workspace reporting incorrect data for Target Activity. (AN-141435)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented calculated metrics from being shared. (AN-143524)
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when sharing a component that contained unknown (deleted) users. (AN-143172)
  • Fixed an issue that caused a segment creation error when checking “Make this a Marketing Cloud audience.” (AN-142218, AN-143300)
  • Fixed a permissions issue that prevented non-Admin users from changing traffic variables in multiple reports suites at the same time. (AN-142952)
  • Fixed an issue with alerts not triggering at the proper time. (AN-143216)
  • Fixed an issue with legacy alerts that prevented the transfer of alerts to another user. (AN-138964)
  • Fixed an issue with user group names not being in alphabetic order in the Admin Console. (AN-142769, AN-142274)
  • Fixed an Admin Console issue that prevented Ad Hoc Analysis from being activated or deactivated for a report suite. (AN-142529)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented large lists (10,000+) of components like segments or calculated metrics from being displayed. (AN-142562)
  • Updated reporting lookup data related to 2017 ISO geosegmentation updates for 11 affected countries: bhr, civ, cze, fra, gbr, lux, mkd, mrt, omn, tjk, tto. (AN-143396)
Analysis Workspace
  • Fixed an issue with projects getting delivered earlier than scheduled, when dealing with time zones. (AN-143277)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when the metric visibility was configured, but not the metric polarity. The resulting Summary Change coloring in Analysis Workspace was not as expected (red when negative, green when positive). (AN-143496, AN-143413)
  • Fixed an issue with some visualization configurations preventing PDF downloads and sends. (AN-142866, AN-142725)
  • Fixed an issue that caused "Automatically Share Embedded Components [segments, calculated metrics, date ranges] with Recipients" to overwrite the “Shared With” settings in the Calculated Metric Manager, the Segment Manager, and the Date Range Manager. This issue resulted in a significantly reduced list of recipients. (AN-142804, AN-142378, AN-142533)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented PDF projects with a specific “Breakdown by Position” configuration from being downloaded or sent. (AN-142794, AN-142618)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the currency displayed in Workspace graphs to be different from the one set for the report suite. (AN-142719)
  • Fixed an issue with formatting in downloaded PDF files. Workspace projects downloaded as PDFs now match the Workspace window size at download time. (AN-142588, AN-142351)
  • Fixed a complex workflow that resulted in projects getting blanked out. (AN-142467, AN-142287)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some dimension items from being displayed. (AN-142333)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some projects from being copied in the Component Manager. (AN-142331)
  • Fixed an issue that caused errors to display when editing some scheduled projects. (The start time cannot be after the expiration time.) (AN-141934)
  • Fixed a performance issue that caused projects that use date aligning to load slowly. (AN-141393)
  • Fixed an issue with fallout visualizations that prevented users from adding additional components to touch-points. (AN-140737, AN-140264)
  • Fixed an issue where, in scrollable panels, date ranges were not rendering properly in PDFs. (AN-139443)
Data Warehouse
  • Segments that use "Plugin Support" as a dimension can no longer be created. These segments did not work properly. (AN-91081)
  • Fixed a bug that caused improper display of localized email titles. (AN-143626)
Reports & Analytics
  • Fixed an issue that caused some reports to not display calendar changes. (AN-143855)
  • Fixed an issue that caused scheduled reports to be sent even after they had been deleted. (AN-133677)
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect numbers to show in reports when “Compare Dates” was applied. (AN-131642)
  • Fixed an issue that caused dashboard transfers to other users to not get reflected in the log. (AN-138964)
  • Fixed an issue where the “Link to this report” option was unavailable when the user logged in through the Marketing Cloud. (AN-118492)
  • Fixed an intermittent issue with real-time reports that prevented dimensions from being displayed. On the next data refresh, this problem should disappear. (AN-139339)
Report Builder
  • Fixed an issue that caused an old report suite name to appear in Report Builder, even though it had been renamed in the Admin Tools (AN-139276)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented logging in to Report Builder using the Marketing Cloud SSO login. (AN-138557)
  • Fixed an issue that caused a mix of languages to appear in the Report Builder interface. (AN-137183)
Activity Map
  • Fixed an issue that caused Activity Map not to load properly after login. (AN-139709)
  • Fixed an issue that caused bubble overlays to shift to the left of links. (AN-124094)
Data Workbench

Analytics - Administration, Data Collection, Implementation

Fixes and updates applied to Analytics administration tools, including implementation and developer (Web Services and SDKs).
Product Update
Data Collection enhancements
Data Collection has been improved with the following enhancements:
  • Added support for multiple AppMeasurement instantiation orders.
  • Added support for Visitor API 2.2.0.
Data Warehouse
  • Updated the user interface to display "Request too large" status text instead of "Processing error" for requests that are too large to process. (AN-92669)

Audience Manager

Feature Description
Folder Traits
Folder traits let you automatically aggregate traits from parent and child folders into a targetable segment. See Folder Traits for more information.
Fixes
  • Fixed a bug in Segment Builder that caused the Trait Name and Trait Realization labels to show up misaligned if the segment contained a lot of traits and complex rules. (AAM-29596)
  • Fixed a bug in Audience Lab that let you delete an active test group. (AAM-29452)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from dragging and dropping traits in the Segment Builder. (AAM-29598)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Average Devices per Person metric from using the latest reporting date. (AAM-28783)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented a merge rule configured with a third-party device graph option from returning data for the selected device graph option. (AAM-28811)
  • Fixed a bug that displayed unnecessary tool tip icons when you edit a data source. (AAM-29590)
  • Fixed a pagination issue in the Destination API response. (AAM-29430)
  • Added commas to the maximum usage limit numbers for traits, segments, destinations, etc. See Usage Limits . (AAM-29310)
  • Added tool tips to the Data Source Settings section of the Data Source Details page. (AAM-28678)
  • Added the label Identity Metrics to the Profile Merge Rules report page. (AAM-28970)
  • Changed how algorithmic models weight results to a percentage range from 0% to 100%. This replaces the weight scale that ran from 0 to 1. (AAM-29652)
New Documentation

Social

Release Date: June 8, 2017
Improvements
As of June 1, 2017, Adobe Social has limited sentiment analysis to English and Japanese only. For more information, please see the Listening Sentiment Analysis Update & FAQ .
Feature Description
LinkedIn
Updated to LinkedIn API version 2.0 for Organizations. While this will not impact features, it brings Adobe Social current with the latest APIs.
Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with targeting by city when creating Facebook audiences.
  • Fixed an issue with LinkedIn publishing where a post with a link would publish without the link attachment or its corresponding image.
  • Added a warning in Publisher that the post preview is an approximation and may not match mobile delivery.

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.

Audience Manager

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.

AEM new features

Title Description
Product releases
AEM Desktop App 1.5
Desktop App 1.5, released May 31, 2017, provides stability updates and critical fixes.
3D Assets 2.0 on AEM 6.3
Feature pack for 3D Assets on AEM 6.3, released May 26, 2017.
Improved AEM 3D functionality of 3D file ingestions, DAM management, and 2D rendering.
Product maintenance
AEM 6.1 Service Pack 2-Cumulative Fix Pack 9
AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP9, released June 5, 2017, is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 SP2 in August 2016.
AEM 6.2 Service Pack 1-Cumulative Fix Pack 4
AEM 6.2 SP1-CFP4, released June 7, 2017, is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.2 SP1 in December 2016.
Self-Help
Troubleshooting guide for AEM Desktop App
Troubleshooting guide for AEM Desktop App updated to reflect architectural changes in the latest releases.
AEM 6.3 documentation updates
Reference material is available including the following resources:
HTML Template Language improvements based on AEM 6.3 features.
Community
IMMERSE17 on-demand
Tickets for IMMERSE17 on-demand sessions are available. Purchase here and use OD#1AEM code.
Available sessions include:
  • Introductions to platforms, capabilities, and functions.
  • Developer techniques.
  • Operational best practices.
Get unlimited access until IMMERSE18!
Ask the AEM Community Expert
May session: Using Lazybones and Editable templates in AEM projects.
Join Ankur Ahlawat and Scott Macdonald for a discussion on using Lazybones and Editable template in AEM projects.
By reviewing this session, you can learn how to build AEM projects that take advantage of Lazybones and the new Editable Templates in your projects. Recorded May 30, 2017, 08:00 A.M. PDT ( https://bit.ly/ATACE517 ).

Livefyre

New features, fixes, and updates to Adobe 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

Updated: June 12, 2017
Feature Description
Community
The Advertising Cloud community forum has been renamed the Advertising Cloud community and is located at  https://forums.adobe.com/community/experience-cloud/advertising-cloud/overview .
Portfolios
Intraday bidding is now available for all portfolio spend strategies, including ROI, Marginal CPT, and CPT, using the portfolio setting to "Model and optimize search on an intraday basis."
Search
You can now test the creation and update of Google customer match audiences using email lists from your own customer relationship management (CRM) system. Contact your Advertising Cloud account manager for more information.
Search Campaigns
(Bing Ads) Existing enhanced sitelinks in your synced Bing Ads accounts are now included in the Search Advertising > Campaigns > Extensions view. You can optionally include the Description1, Description2, Device Preference (which will indicate Mobile or All), Start Date, and End Date fields.
Search Bulksheets
Bing Ads bulksheets now support enhanced sitelinks and now include Description Line 1, Description Line 2, Creative Preferred Devices (which also pertains to ads), Start Date, and End Date columns.
Search Advanced Campaign Management (ACM)
All inventory feed templates now include a "Label Classifications" tab, from which you can assign static label classification values to the different campaign components that are created or edited from the template.
Label classifications aren't yet supported for product groups.
Search Campaigns Beta
(Beta for whitelisted advertisers only) New features include:
  • Ability to edit single ads
  • Placements view
  • Auto Targets view
  • Trend charts in some views