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Release Notes - July 2016

Learn about new features and fixes in the Adobe Marketing Cloud.
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Release: July 21, 2016

Experience Cloud

Adobe Mobile Services

Feature Description
New permission requirement for Manage App Settings
Changing configuration settings in Manage App Settings now requires Mobile App Admin access from Admin > Groups > Mobile App Admin .
See Adobe Mobile Services for product documentation. To see the release notes for previous releases, expand Previous Release Notes in the left pane.

Dynamic Tag Management

Marketing Cloud ID service tool
The option to have the Marketing Cloud ID service tool in DTM load at the top of the page is now enabled by default.
When the Marketing Cloud ID Service tool is added, Automatically request Visitor ID is now selected by default. (DTM-8189)
See What's New in Dynamic Tag Management for current and cumulative release notes, help, and documentation updates.

Marketing Cloud ID Service

This release increments the version to 1.6.0. It includes the following features, bug fixes, and other changes.
Important Notices about the Marketing Cloud ID Service
Review the following table for crucial ID service notices that may affect implementation, data collection, and general product functionality.
Notice Description
AppMeasurement Code Requirements
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.
Feature Description
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
CORS allows browsers to request resources from a domain other than the current domain. The Marketing Cloud ID service supports CORS standards to enable client side, cross-origin resource requests. The ID service reverts to JSONP requests on browsers that do not support CORS. (AAM-23988)
Fixes and Improvements
  • Changed the default loadTimeout value to 30,000 milliseconds (30 seconds) from 500 milliseconds. See Variables Used by the ID Service getInstance Function . (MCID-96)
  • Added a d_fieldgroup parameter to ID synchronization calls to . This new parameter is used for internal troubleshooting and debugging purposes. (MCID-94)
  • Added a title attribute to the ID service iFrame. An iFrame title helps screen readers provide page information to users who require assistance when interacting with online content. The iFrame title attribute is set to Adobe ID Syncing iFrame . (MCID-81)
  • Added idSyncAttachIframeASAP: true as an optional flag you can set in the Visitor.getInstance function. When true , the ID service loads the ID synchronization iFrame as fast as possible. This is designed to help improve ID synchronization match rates. By default, the ID service loads the iFrame on window load. (MCID-86)
New and Revised Documentation
See also the Marketing Cloud ID Service product documentation.


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
Permission changes coming in October 2016
July 21, 2016
In October 2016, Analytics administrators will be able to manage users and product configuration (groups) in the Enterprise Dashboard . The Enterprise Dashboard is the administration interface for Adobe's Marketing, Creative, and Document Clouds.
You will be able to:
  • Create product configurations for products, tools, products, report suites (and more).
  • Create users and assign them to product configurations.
  • Delegate administrative roles to users over specific products configurations.
  • Apply permissions to specific dimensions and metrics.
Additionally, the current Admin Tools user management feature will receive important enhancements.
Note: See Administrative Product Changes for Fall 2016 for more information.
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="" format="http" scope="external"> More… </a> (AN-121780) </p> </td> 

SSL v3
April 14, 2016
As of early Feb 2016, Adobe Analytics data collection and reporting APIs no longer supports SSL v3.
March 17, 2016
SiteCatalyst 14, ExcelClient, and a number of other legacy components will reach end-of-life in September 2016.
This means that all access to the SiteCatalyst 14 user interface and several related features will be removed. To prepare for this event, view this list of affected components, along with required user actions and suggestions on how to move forward with alternatives.
Web Services v 1.2 API end-of-life
February 18, 2016
Version 1.2 of the Web Services API was officially deprecated on February 20, 2014. It will reach end-of-life on September 15, 2016. At that time, Adobe will remove the ability of the API servers to respond to version 1.2 API requests. Any API requests made to the endpoint will return a 404 error. Customers have until the end-of-life date to upgrade from the version 1.2 API to the version 1.4 API to prevent an outage in their API applications.
UK Postal Code
February 18, 2016
Adobe's geo service provider is changing how we receive UK postal codes. We will be switching from providing truncated UK postal codes to full postal codes on or around March 18th.

New Features in Analytics

Feature Description
All Report Suite Access
When adding report suites to include in a group, the new option All Report Suite Access applies group permissions to all current and future report suites.
Te enable this feature, navigate to User Management > Groups > Add New User Group , then select All Report Suite Access .
Note: See Administrative Product Changes for Fall 2016 for information about important upcoming enhancements to permissions.
Analysis Workspace - Project Information panel
Added an information modal at Project > Project Information . This panel displays the following project information:
  • Project name
  • Created by
  • Last modified
  • Tags
  • Description
(Added June 2016) Simplified implementation for new customers
New customers who log in to Analytics via the Marketing Cloud can quickly implement Analytics using the Getting Started with Adobe Analytics modal, then deploy Analytics using Dynamic Tag Management.
This simplified implementation is hosted by Dynamic Tag Management and enables you to:
  • Quickly create your first report suite.
  • Run reports on basic page-level data.
  • Deploy Analytics and the Marketing Cloud ID service.

Analytics Fixes and Improvements

Fixes and improvements were applied to the following products and services:
Product Fixes
Analytics Web Services (SOAP and REST APIs) - July 25, 2016
Developer Connection Content Updates (Added July 25, 2016)
  • row_filter_empty_column (new field)
  • all_rows (new field)
  • campaign_filter_start_date (updated)
  • row_filter_column_name (updated)
  • row_filter_column_value (updated)
  • element (updated)
  • all_report_suite_access (new field)
  • rsid_list (edited)
  • all_report_suite_access (new field)
  • rsid_list (updated)
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 endpoint will return a 404.
Reports & Analytics
  • Increased the display length for segment names in the Segment panel, to avoid truncated names. (AN-123194)
  • Admin: Fixed an issue preventing activity tracking for users who log in via the Marketing Cloud using their Adobe ID. This fix replicates activity tracking for users who log in traditionally via their company name, user name, and password. (AN-124792)
  • Fixed an issue preventing shared calculated metrics from being applied to non-admin users. (AN-125412)
  • Fixed a rare issue causing reports to be sent, even if the report was not scheduled for distribution. (AN-126552)
  • Fixed a login issue occurring for users whose default product login was SearchCenter (AN-126281).
  • Fixed an issue preventing reportlets from being added to dashboards while in Layout mode, then clicking Add Content. (AN-97419)
Analysis Workspace Fixes
  • Scheduled projects now use the report suite time zone rather than the browser's time zone. (AN-126233)
  • Added the ability in Scheduled Projects to specify the width of a project's PDF. (AN-124242)
  • Fixed an error occurring when downloading PDF projects when previewing them in the Chrome browser. (AN-123674)
  • Fixed an issue preventing components from being placed and resized (in rare situations). (AN-126175)
  • Fixed a segment definition issue occurring when adding a Browser segment and then changing the Browser Type in the table. (AN-126086)
  • Fixed an issue in weekly project scheduling that caused the day of the week to not display properly in the interface. (AN-125760)
  • Fixed undo functionality for sub-panel name changes and for the Segment Comparison Panel . (AN-125518, AN-125467)
  • Improved display of visualizations that are dragged to the Segment Comparison Panel . (AN-125456)
  • Fixed a random issue preventing project dashboards from displaying after logging in. (AN-124635)
  • Fixed a sorting issue in the table for projects that use multiple metrics and segments. (AN-126162)
Activity Map
  • Reorganized and renamed the tabs in the Activity Map Settings panel as follows:
    • Others tab was renamed to General and moved to the first position.
    • Settings that apply to both Standard and Live settings tabs were moved to the General tab.
  • Improved the styling and layout of the Overlay Details panel. (AN-124048)
  • Removed unsupported overlay metrics (New Visitors and New Customers) from Activity Map. (AN-124056)
  • Activity Map Live mode now reports on all links present in the web page. (AN-116094)
  • Fixed an issue that caused calculated metrics to not display after reloading the page. (AN-125900)
Report Builder
Improved support for scheduling workbooks that were initially opened from the Excel Web interface through Office 365. (AN-118240
Data Warehouse
  • Add segment support for page views in Data Warehouse (AN-125067).
  • Fixed a segment logic issue in rules where a "0" hash value is present in the classification lookup table (AN-125340).
  • Added the ability to send empty reports instead of responding with "no data." (AN-126210)
  • New email distribution lists created after the interface's Virtual Report Suite changes will now work in Data Warehouse. (AN-123842)
  • Breakdown now supplies proper MIME types in emails it produces (AN-124243)
  • Fixed an issue preventing the display of participation metric names. (AN-117260)
AppMeasurement (Legacy and Mobile SDKs) - Updated 8/4/2016
AppMeasurement for JavaScript
8/4/2016: Version 1.6.3
Fixed an issue where AppMeasurement prematurely terminated request connections. (AN-126448)
Note: 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 JavaScript
Version 1.6.2
  • Inclusion of Visitor API 1.6.0 .
  • Fixed an issue causing AppMeasurement to call the wrong obfuscated method in the Visitor API. (AN-126006)
  • Fixed an issue causing the JavaScript error: "Attribute only valid on v:image". (AN-124009)
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 )
Feature Description
Sample Error Report
The Sample Error Report checks success and failure rates for processing records in your inbound data source files. Error reporting displays data in an interactive bar chart and provides summary metrics in tabular form. And, it includes an option that samples files for a fixed time interval and displays the most common errors for each error type.
Documentation will be available when the feature is released at the end of July.
Advertiser Analytics Reports
Updated the Advertiser Analytics reports with Cross Channel Conversion , Role-Based Access Control , Conversion Groups , and the Reported Conversion Traits report.
Cross Channel Conversion
The Cross Channel Conversion option in the Advertiser Analytics reports allows you to attribute offline conversions to served online impressions or clicks.
Reported Conversion Traits
This report shows you all the traits labeled as conversion traits for a conversion group at a certain date.
Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
  • Upgraded Google Bid Manager from v201601 to v201603. (AAM-24618)
  • Fixed a bug where the Profile Merge rules reporting were showing 0. (AAM-24685)
  • Fixed a bug where customers were unable to edit or delete user groups because of a unique key error in the audit table. (AAM-24864)
  • Fixed a bug where no limit was being enforced on S2S and Bulk S2S destinations. (AAM-24905)
  • Changed the style of the line dividing the legacy login and the Marketing Cloud. (AAM-24378)
  • Fixed a bug where incorrect error messages would appear after deleting users, groups or data sources. (AAM-24638)
New and Revised Documentation
Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
  • Fixed an issue where replying to a tweet produced an error stating the tweet exceeded 140 characters.
  • Fixed an issue where toggle buttons enabling certain link shorteners were not functioning.
  • Fixed an issue where moderator replies were not showing in Moderation.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the magnifying glass on a post within Social Buzz returned an error page.
Effective September 15, 2016, Publish Anywhere will replace Publisher.
Refer to the Adobe Target Release Notes for the latest release information about the following products:
  • Target Standard and Premium
  • Target Classic
  • Recommendations Classic


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Experience Manager

Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
AEM Help
AEM 6.2 Documentation Update
Various tuning tips to optimize the performance of AEM 6.x.
Gems on AEM is a series of technical deep dives delivered by Adobe experts. The series complements product documentation and technical channels. It also helps developers to get in touch and explore a specific topic in detail.
AEM hot fix releases
The following new hot fix is now available:
The following new hot fixes are now available:
Dispatcher 4.2.0
New features include the following:
  • Regular Expression (regex) support for filters and cache rules.
  • Support for HTTP persistent connection (also known as HTTP keep-alive) on all platforms.
Suggested self-help content
The following table contains a selection of links to suggested topics. These topics can help you make the most of your implementation and use of AEM.
AEM topic
Learn about the two ways to perform revision cleanup in AEM.
AEM includes the classic and touch-optimized UI. As such, the "User Interface Recommendations for Customers" topic can help you decide which UI is best for you to use. This information comes in handy during project implementation or when you update from an earlier release.
Provides, among other things, a basic overview of AEM components, including components in the classic UI and the touch-optimized UI.
Integrate AEM with other Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions and with third-party services.
Improve your knowledge on tasks and considerations needed to successfully deploy AEM with MongoDB.
Information on when to create indexes and when they are not needed. Also includes tips to avoid using queries when they are not necessary, and tips for optimizing the performance of your indexes and queries.
Use Multi Site Manager (MSM) to use the same site content in multiple locations.
Additional resources:

Advertising Cloud

Advertising Cloud help is available in the product at ? > Help Contents .

Recent documentation updates

Item Description Date Published
Important announcement about permission changes coming in Fall 2016.
July 21, 2016
Adobe Experience Manager 6.2
Adobe Experience Manager 6.2 is an upgrade release to the code base of Adobe Experience Manager 6.1. It provides new and enhanced functionality, key customer fixes, high priority customer enhancements and general bug fixes oriented toward product stabilization. It also includes Adobe Experience Manager 6.1 feature pack, hot fix, and service pack releases.
May 19, 2016
Getting Started with Analytics
A getting started guide for new Analytics administrators.
May 15, 2016
Marketing Cloud Integrations
A round-up of available integration topics.
May 15, 2016
Activity Map
Activity Map product documentation.
April 14, 2016
Marketing Cloud Audiences in Analytics
With the Marketing Cloud Audiences for Analytics integration in place, you can incorporate Marketing Cloud audience data such as demographic information (e.g. gender or income level), psychographic information (e.g. interests and hobbies), CRM data, and ad impression data into any Analytics workflow.
April 14, 2016
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