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.
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.
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
|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.
See Marketing Cloud Product Documentation for product help.
Experience Cloud ID Service
This release increments the ID service code to version 2.2. It includes the following features, fixes, and other changes.
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 Experience Cloud ID Services product documentation.
Adobe Mobile Services
New features, updates, and fixes to Mobile Services.
Release Date: June 15, 2017 :
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:
- 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.
Release date: June 8, 2017
New Features in Adobe Analytics
New Product SKUs
Adobe Analytics introduced three new product SKUs:
Data Collection enhancements
Data Collection has been improved with the following enhancements:
Changes to the calendar to bring it in line with the Reports & Analytics calendar:
Improved Search for Dimension Items
Component Manager enhancements
Alert Manager enhancements
Added the following hotkeys:
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:
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
Reports & Analytics
Analytics - Administration, Data Collection, Implementation
Fixes and updates applied to Analytics administration tools, including implementation and developer (Web Services and SDKs).
Data Collection enhancements
Data Collection has been improved with the following enhancements:
Folder traits let you automatically aggregate traits from parent and child folders into a targetable segment. See Folder Traits for more information.
- 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)
- Understanding Calls to the Demdex Domain provides an explanation about why Audience Manager makes calls to this domain.
- Outbound Hadoop Sequence Files describes how you can export data from Audience Manager into Hadoop using binary sequence files.
- Profile Merge Rules FAQ provides answers to some common Profile Merge Rules and device graph questions.
- Audience Lab Use Cases provides examples of how to use this feature for comparison and testing.
Refer to the Adobe Target Release Notes for the latest release information about the following products:
- Target Standard and Premium
- Target Classic
- Recommendations Classic
Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
AEM new features
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Updated: June 12, 2017
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 .
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."
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.
(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.
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 allowlisted advertisers only) New features include: