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Release Notes - August 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
August 15, 2017
The email marketing use case shows you how to implement an integrated email strategy with analytics, optimization, and campaign management.
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

New features and fixes in the Adobe Experience Cloud interface.
Release date: August 8, 2017
Feature Description
Notifications - Granular settings
You can enable notifications for product and solution events and activities, including notifications about Customer Attributes upload activity.
Notifications - Maintenance notifications
In Notification settings, you can enable maintenance notifications for products and solutions.
Admin Console User's Guide (for All Adobe Cloud products)
Administration User Guide . Learn how the Adobe Admin Console provides a central location for managing your Adobe entitlements across your entire organization.

Experience Cloud ID Service

This release increments the ID service code to version 2.4.
Feature Description
isCoopSafe
An optional, Boolean configuration that determines if the ID service sends (or does not send) data to the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op. See isCoopSafe .
See Marketing Cloud ID Services product documentation.

Mobile Services

New features, updates, and fixes to Mobile Services.
Releasing August 24, 2017
Feature Description
Change in default HTML for Marketing Links.
The button is now in the center and aligned in the middle.
Fixes
  • Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements See Adobe Mobile Services for product documentation. To see the release notes for previous releases, expand Previous Release Notes in the left pane.
Update August 23, 2017
As of August 22, Adobe Analytics will begin determining geo_zip on all hits received during data collection. This update increases data accuracy, particularly for mobile devices. Previously, the geo_zip was set once per visit. Now, geo_zip can correctly change during the course of a visitor's visit. The geo_zip field is not used in reporting, but surfaces in Data Feeds.
Update August 21, 2017
On August 22, Adobe Analytics will enable Geo Segementation reports for all customers. This change is in anticipation of the upcoming removal of the geo segmentation settings in the Admin Console.
Release date: August 17, 2017
As of the September 2017 release, Ad Hoc Analysis is terminating support for Java versions less than 1.7.0_76. Our .jar files are signed with a secure 256-bit encryption that is not supported by Java versions less than 1.7.0_76. This 256-bit certificate allows us to serve you with enhanced security. The August 2017 release will continue to support previous versions.Additionally, beginning in September 2017, the Ad Hoc Analysis launch page will temporarily include a link to an unsupported version of the product for use with Java versions older than 1.7.0_76. If you are using Java 1.7.0_76 or older, please begin working with your IT team to secure an upgrade to a more recent version of Java as soon as possible.

Analytics

New Features in Adobe Analytics

New features released in Adobe Analytics.
Product Feature Name Description
Analysis Workspace
Tag a project during save
You can now add tags to a project while saving the project.
Tags column in Project landing page
Added a Tags column on the Workspace landing page (project list page). This column displays the tags for each project.
Export Flow visualizations as .CSV files
You can download Flow visualizations as .csv files, which lets you analyze Flow results within Microsoft Excel (visualized as a table) or elsewhere.
Calculated Metrics Builder
Approximate Count Distinct
Approximate CountDistinct() enables you to count unique values for a dimension, and use this metric in any report.
Adding Dimensions to Left Rail
Rather than leaving the Calculated Metric Builder in order to build a simple segment (in the Segment Builder), e.g. “Page = Homepage”, you can now drag in Page and select Homepage directly from the Calculated Metric Builder.
This results in a much more streamlined workflow for creating segmented calculated metrics.
Intelligent Alerts
Additional confidence intervals
For Anomaly Detection-based alerts, two new confidence levels (99.75% and 99.9%) have been added. The defaults for some granularity selections have also changed:
  • hourly: now 99.75%
  • daily: now 99%
Video Analytics
Chromecast 2.0.1 VHL SDK
This version is a lighter and simpler implementation, which includes the following:
  • Streamlined implementation and configuration.
  • All of the configuration and video tracking API calls are centralized through one class, MediaHeartbeat .
  • Clear differentiation between the optional and required video tracking APIs.
  • Optional video tracking features, including chapter tracking, ad tracking, and bitrate change, are now tracked through one video tracking API, trackEvent .
Concurrent Viewer data export
The Concurrent Viewer report data can now be exported outside Analytics reporting by using Web Service APIs. You can use the numbers in custom reporting tools or share the values with partners.
Estimated Streams metric
The number of estimated streams per each individual playback is now available for reporting. The values are computed on Video Analytics Processing and are sent to Analytics via the Video Close call. This feature provides transparency for video billing.
Data Workbench 6.7
New authentication model for Data Workbench Workstation (IMS integration)
Data Workbench Workstation now supports user authentication through username and password. With this new method, administrators can create and manage their own user accounts, eliminating the need to contact Customer Care.
For more information, see Self-Provisioning of Users .
Flat file lookup
Flat file lookup previously loaded the entire file into in-memory buffers, bloating memory usage and creating performance issues for other subsystems. The files can now be memory mapped and cached in Windows, optimizing memory usage by setting Memory Mapped Lookup Files to true in MemorySettings.cfg .
Memory Usage
Large Page usage can now be disabled by setting Use Large Pages to false in MemorySettings.cfg .
See Monitoring Memory Usage for more information.
Security ciphers
Added support for ECDHE and DHE.
Email support in User List.cfg
Added support for Email attribute in User List.cfg .
For more information, see User Administration of Group Members .
Help Menu
Help menu now shows a shortcut to Open Certificates directory.
TargetBulkUpload export
URLs will be provided at the end of the export trace file and the targetbulkuploadexportname.log.completed file to track the record of stuck batches.
A new file, TargetBulkUpload.cfg , has been provided to configure the Max Timeout interval (in minutes). The file is found in Server\Admin\Export\.

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
Analysis Workspace
  • Fixed an issue with projects not loading after changing to a different report suite, if the user does not have permissions to see the initial report suite of the project. (AN-147469, AN-146915, AN-147251)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when showing the data source in a Venn diagram. The graph and the data source showed different colors for the same data. (AN-147268)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented visualization data source locks from working when the visualization was tied to a table with a search filter applied to it. (AN-146938)
  • Fixed an issue with exporting/sending scheduled PDF files. (AN-146905)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some projects with bullet charts from opening. (AN-146840, AN-146799)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented graphs from displaying in scheduled projects. (AN-146767)
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when breaking down a table by a classification parameter. Since an eVar and a prop had the same name, it was difficult to determine which one the classification belonged to. To mitigate this, we added information about the root dimension in parentheses in the context menu. (AN-146730)
  • Fixed an issue where scheduled PDF reports were not delivering to email addresses. (AN-145969, AN-141311)
  • Fixed an issue that caused delayed delivery of scheduled projects. (AN-145911, AN-145722, AN-145409, AN-142080)
  • Fixed an issue with frequent failure of scheduled projects. (AN-145783)
  • Fixed an issue where some scheduled projects failed to send. (AN-144451)
  • Fixed an issue with sorting by "last modified" in the Project component manager. (AN-146280)
Reports & Analytics and Admin Tools
  • Fixed a permissions issue that prevented customers from adjusting the number of allocated scheduled Report Builder reports their users could run. (AN-138801)
  • Fixed an issue where data extracts could not be sent for some reports. (AN-135092)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from resetting their passwords when logging in to Analytics. (AN-146993, AN-146857)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the PDF download of the PathFinder report to display paths incorrectly. (AN-136777)
  • Fixed an issue with Enterprise Cloud single-sign on when 3rd-party cookies were not enabled. (AN-141718)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented audience segments from being published from Analytics to the Marketing Cloud. (AN-146486)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Virtual Report Suites from loading. (AN-146852)
  • Fixed an issue that caused notification retrieval to fail and result in errors. (AN-146548)

Analytics - Administration, Data Collection, Implementation

Fixes and updates applied to Analytics administration tools, including implementation and developer (Web Services and SDKs).
Product / Feature Update
Update 8/21/17
Geo Segmentation reports enabled
On August 22, Adobe Analytics will enable Geo Segementation reports for all customers. This change is in anticipation of the upcoming removal of the geo segmentation settings in the Admin Console.
AppMeasurement (Legacy and Mobile SDKs)
AppMeasurement for JavaScript
Version 2.4.0
  • Include dil.js v6.11
  • Include Visitor API 2.4.0
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 )
Data Warehouse
  • Fixed a bug that caused Data Warehouse hourly jobs to be created for the wrong hour around daylight savings transitions (AN-140128)
  • Fix an error message for invalid jobs with an empty column. Jobs with an empty column were failing with an error (AN-147216)

Audience Manager

Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
  • Fixed a visual bug in the destination view where an extra tooltip icon would appear every time a user would select another value in the Devices reachable drop-down window. (AAM-28010)
  • Users linked with Organization IDs can now log into the Audience Manager UI with their Adobe ID instead of username and password. (AAM-28161)
  • The Search screen in Audience Marketplace now includes a link to Audience Finder . Use Audience Finder to discover partners who can provide the right type of data feed for your campaign. (AAM-30241)
  • Fixed an issue where users were able to delete test segment mappings in Audience Lab, even through they were used in a destination. (AAM-29964)
  • Users with administrator permissions receive an automated mail message when access to a shared data feed is revoked. Mail messages now include a link in the mail to the product documentation site, explaining why the access was revoked. (AAM-30625)
  • Fixed a bug where the destinations modal window would extend past the browser's window size. (AAM-30893)
  • Folder traits are excluded from the list of influential traits in algorithmic modeling. (AAM-30960)
  • Fixed a bug where deleting a destination mapping would take a long time. (AAM-31338)
  • Fixed a UI error where Addressable Audience related metrics would show zero instead of N/A for non-applicable metrics. (AAM-31712)
  • Fixed an issue where the UI was slow to respond on multiple pages for customers who have hundreds of data sources set up. (AAM-31788)
DIL Bug Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecated Code
DIL is the API data collection code for Audience Manager. The August release increments DIL to version 6.11.
  • Added a new configuration isCoopSafe . This is an optional, Boolean configuration that determines if DIL sends data to the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op. See isCoopSafe . (CORE-4334)
Important Documentation Updates
We've rewritten the documentation on how to work with our Data Collection Server (DCS) APIs. Start with the DCS Server API Methods and Code and work your way up to more intricate operations with our DCS APIs.
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 .

Social

Feature Description
Facebook Metrics
New metrics have been added to Adobe Analytics to be used in conjunction with Adobe Social . They include:
Facebook Video Metrics
  • 14 page-level metrics by day
  • 22 post-level metrics with lifetime and daily totals
Facebook Reaction Metrics
  • 6 page-level reactions metrics by day
  • 6 post-level reactions metrics with lifetime and daily totals
Twitter Engagement Metrics
New metrics have been added to Adobe Analytics to be used in conjunction with Adobe Social . They include:
  • 15 post-level engagement metrics
Changes also include two deprecations. See Owned Data Mappings for more information.
Changes
  • Listening Rules : Rules automatically turn inactive after 6 months. Expired rules can be found in the Inactive tab of the Rule Builder and can be renewed for 6 months individually or in bulk.

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:

Experience Manager

AEM release notes

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
Title Description
Product maintenance
AEM 6.3 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.0.2
AEM 6.3 CFP 6.3.0.2, released August 8, 2017, is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.3 April, 2017.
AEM 6.2 Service Pack 1-Cumulative Fix Pack 6
AEM 6.2 SP1-CFP6, released on August 11, 2017, is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.2 SP1 in December, 2016.
AEM 6.1 Service Pack 2-Cumulative Fix Pack 11
AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP11, released on August 11, 2017, is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 SP2 in August, 2016.
AEM Security Updates
Security updates for AEM 5.6-6.3 are available here: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/experience-manager.html
The latest Adobe Security Bulletin is available here: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/experience-manager/apsb17-26.html
Self-Help
AEM Best Practices for Assets
Upgrade to AEM 6.3 Forms
A high-level view of upgrade paths is provided. It helps customers understand supported upgrade paths in a simplified manner. See the following:
AEM Forms Templates
AEM Forms has launched templates for the following:
Community
Community promotion
At Adobe, we are constantly innovating to simplify our customer needs and continuing in the same spirit, we bring to you the all-new AEM Community .
What’s in it? ( Video )
  • Ask or answer queries.
  • Experience enriching webinars.
  • Interact with internal and external experts.
  • Share AEM resources and knowledge.
  • Community contests - code contest, share-athon, and so on.
  • Provide product feedback.
  • Product and marketing announcements.
What’s new?
  • Tag experts in your questions.
  • Search efficiently.
  • Follow the experts and connect with them.
  • Translate the post.
  • Share your engagement and achievements on social media.
  • Mobile friendly.
Go ahead! Experience the new community by introducing yourself .
AEM Technologist Group *Virtual
Never miss a notification about our AEM GEMs or Ask the Expert webinar sessions. Join our virtual group to get notified of upcoming sessions. Find us at https://www.meetup.com/AEM-Technologist-Group/ .
We also post all of our regional in-person meetings in case you or a colleague are in the area and would like to attend.
Ask the AEM Community Expert
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. PDT, top community member Lokesh Bangalore Shivalingaia will be reviewing AEM core components and how to use them in your digital marketing projects. RSVP here .
AEM GEMS
Learn about AEM Dynamic Media 6.3 Architecture, presented by Cynthia Tillo, Adobe Principle Product Manager. This one hour session occurs Wednesday, August 30, 2017 starting at 8:00 a.m. PDT. RSVP here .
Recent on-demand technical sessions
Check out all the recent AEM GEMs, such as "Building Health Checks for AEM", and "AEM Sustenance Best Practices for Deploying AEM", in addition to our monthly Ask the AEM Community Expert series. Links are posted here .

Advertising Cloud

Feature Description
Portfolios
In individual bid unit details for portfolios with the option to "Auto-optimize Bid Adjustments Values" for tablets and computers, the Forecast and History tabs include separate data for computers and tablets.
You can see details for any bid unit on the Bid Units tab by clicking the value in the Bid Unit ID column.
The portfolio setting to auto-optimize bid adjustments for remarketing lists (RLSA) is no longer in beta mode.
Search Advanced Campaign Management
Bing Ads and Yahoo! Japan text ad templates no longer generate standard text ads.
Search Campaigna and Bulksheets
Advertising Cloud now syncs Yahoo Gemini shared sitelinks created in Yahoo, and attributes revenue from clicks on sitelinks to the relevant ad and keyword.
You can also edit shared sitelinks in bulksheets. The "Description" parameter isn't yet supported, but Advertising Cloud won't change your existing values.
Search Campaigns Beta
(Beta for whitelisted advertisers only) New features include the following:
  • "Product Groups" view for Google and Bing shopping campaigns.
  • Updated "Label Classifications" view with performance data at Search Advertising > Campaigns > Label Classifications Beta. By default, data is shown for your keyword-level label classifications, but you can optionally view data for your ad-level classifications.
  • The column order for column sets is respected.
Search Admin
(Direct Access Client Managers and Administrators Only) You can allow Advertising Cloud to pull metadata, hierarchy data, and unique audience data for Audience Manager segments into the Search Advertising > Campaigns Beta > Audiences view. To set up an advertiser, enter the advertiser's partner ID for Adobe Audience Manager in Search Advertising > Admin > Audience Manager Setup.