Release Notes - July 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 ID Service
This release increments the ID service code to version 2.3. It includes the following features, fixes, and other changes.
When added to the Visitor.getInstance function, this configuration lets you override the default Supplemental Data ID (SDID) expiration interval when passing that ID from one page to another. You would use sdidParamExpiry with the appendSupplimentalDataTo helper function. See sdidParamExpiry . (MCID-448)
This function is designed mainly for A4T customers to help solve issues related to working with IDs on single page sites/screens or apps. See resetState . (MCID-433)
Bug Fixes and Other Changes
- Fixed a bug in VisitorAPI.js v2.2 that prevented the ID service and Target from working together in Internet Explorer. (MCID-456)
- Revised code to help improve how the ID service sends data to the Destination Publishing iFrame. This helps reduce CPU usage. (MCID-418)
See Marketing Cloud ID Services product documentation.
New features, updates, and fixes to Mobile Services.
- Push messaging reports now support rich push previews.
- Minor maintenance and performance improvements.
See Adobe Mobile Services for product documentation. To see the release notes for previous releases, expand Previous Release Notes in the left pane.
Mobile Services SDK
- Safe URL encoding has been added to the DPUUID.
- Added support for Xcode 9 (Updated July 19 )
Release date: July 20, 2017
New Features in Adobe Analytics
Rich Text Editor
Lets you change the font settings (bold, italics, and so on) and hyperlink within text box visualizations and panel / visualization descriptions.
Intra-linking (Quick-visualize links)
Intra-linking lets you link down to specific panels and visualizations within a project from a text box, such as to create a project glossary. You can share these links like you share a project link, to direct someone to a specific visualization or panel within a project. New right-click options called "Get Panel Link" and “Get Visualization Link” have been added.
Series Label Editing
Lets you rename series names in visualization legends to help you make visuals more consumable.
Updates to “Manage Data Sources”
We’ve redeveloped how data sources (powering the visualizations) are managed. There are no longer separate, hidden tables when you lock your data source to a table.
Instead, we will keep the visual tied to the table you created it from. This will also resolve a bug with live-linked tables, where you change the granularity and then it reverts to the old granularity on the next project load.
Ability to highlight a specific anomaly
We now highlight the anomaly with a blue dot within contribution analysis and the intelligent alert projects linked to it. This provides a clearer indication of the anomaly being analyzed.
‘Get Project Link’ for Marketing Cloud logins
Previously, if you logged in through the Marketing Cloud and navigated to Analytics, you could not use the ‘get project link’ in Analysis Workspace feature. We’ve fixed this issue. You still have to save the project before this option becomes clickable.
'Expired Projects' filter in Scheduled Projects manager
You can now filter expired projects in the Scheduled project manager. You can then decide whether to restart or delete these projects.
View Feature Access Levels
A new tab under Admin > Company Settings where you can view the extent to which your company has access to certain Adobe Analytics features. More...
Adobe Campaign settings
With this Adobe Analytics integration in Adobe Campaign, you can now track the success of your email deliveries directly in Adobe Analytics. More...
Mobile Application Reporting
Added one new mobile metric, called "Acquisition Link Clicks". If you wish to leverage the new metric, re-save your Mobile Application Reporting page in the Admin Console. This new metric appears under the Mobile App > Acquisition menu.
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|
Reports & Analytics and Admin Tools
Previously, a request was visible for 13 months. Some people have so many requests that the database queries that populated the UI become expensive. Now if:
The oldest requests drop off the list sooner than before to remain under that threshold. All requests remain visible for at least a month.
Analytics - Administration, Web Services, Data Collection, Implementation
Fixes and updates applied to Analytics administration tools, including implementation and developer (Web Services and SDKs).
|Product / Feature||Update|
Analytics Live Stream API
Updated the following definitions in Metrics and Dimensions :
AppMeasurement (Legacy and Mobile SDKs)
AppMeasurement for Other Platforms
See AppMeasurement Release History the following for a release history of AppMeasurement on the following platforms:
See Also: Marketing Cloud ID Service (formerly visitor ID service )
Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecations
- Enhancements to Profile Merge Rules: All devices that qualify for a segment in real-time using a Profile Merge Rule created with device graph option (e.g., Adobe Co-op Device Graph or an external device graph) will now be included in the segment’s Total Population count. In addition, the IDs of these qualified devices will also be sent to any batch destination configured for that segment. See Profile Merge Rules and Device Graph FAQ and Trait and Segment Population Data in Segment Builder . (AAM-27726)
- CSV files for Overlap Reports enclosed string data in double quotes. See CSV Files for Overlap Reports .
DIL Bug Fixes, Enhancements, and Deprecated Code
DIL is the API data collection code for Audience Manager. The July release increments DIL to version 6.10. This release includes revised code that helps reduce CPU usage through efficiency improvements in calls to the Destination Publishing iFrame. (MCID-419)
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 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.
Campaign Standard 17.7
Release date: July 17, 2017
Multilingual Campaigns with AEM
A unique end-to-end solution to solve the marketer’s operational challenges in conducting multilingual email campaigns by combining content creation, translation, and collaboration capabilities in AEM Sites with Multilingual Deliveries in Campaign.
Centrally manage sophisticated content lifecycles with multiple contributors, automate multilingual email creation and publish approved content for automated campaign execution in one click. Ensure both your brand and message are consistent no matter what language the content is in as part of your streamlined content creation workflow for a faster time to market and increased ROI.
Adobe Experience Manager and 3rd party machine or human translation services through AEM are required. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation .
Multilingual Deliveries (Email & SMS)
Define and execute multilingual Email & SMS deliveries through a single delivery based on your automatically segmented customers' preferred language. Report on the performance of every delivery down to the language and individual levels.
More and more companies are faced with the challenge of delivering content in multiple languages as they grow at home and abroad. As such, streamlining localized message delivery is a key part of an effective customer communication strategy for multinational companies; companies in countries with multiple languages; and companies who want to further personalize their content at the lingual level no matter where customers reside. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation .
Adobe Campaign Notifications
Receive notifications regarding important system activities directly within Adobe Campaign Standard. You will be notified, for example, on the progress of your on-going deliveries or when a workflow is in error.
Real-time notifications keep relevant stakeholders informed and provide users with the ability to immediately and directly act on activity notifications from within the application. The result for teams is advanced agility, efficiency and smoother execution of campaigns. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation .
In addition to viewing notifications directly in Adobe Campaign Standard, Adobe Campaign now also provides an email alerting system to trigger email alerts to users or external stakeholders of important system activities. Create, manage, and receive customizable alerts and dashboards to keep track of delivery successes or failures.
Adobe Campaign Delivery Alerting boosts efficiency by keeping all involved Adobe Campaign users in a company automatically informed about the delivery execution status, via email and dashboard. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation .
Encrypted Declared ID in Datasources
Send Email and SMS triggers without the need for an existing profile in Campaign by using encrypted contact information (email address or phone number) as a Declared ID. Because Encrypted Declared IDs can be decoded by Adobe Campaign Standard, Campaign can now create new marketable profiles when receiving audiences from other Experience Cloud solutions containing previously unknown contacts.
Target customers and unknown prospects in real-time through both email & SMS to improve loyalty in your existing customer base and acquire new customers respectively. Make the most of your first-party cookie data (from Adobe Audience Manager*) once prospects authenticate and leverage those insights in Adobe Campaign.
*Adobe Audience Manager is required. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation .
KPI sharing from Campaign to Analytics
Share campaign data with Adobe Analytics to measure email marketing metrics from Campaign alongside other marketing and advertising efforts through conversion, unifying pre- and post-click behavior.
Track overall performance directly and uncover synergies with external programs in Analytics. Apply your learning from this consolidated view back into your campaigns; ultimately improving open, click-through and conversion rates boosting revenue and overall campaign performance.
Adobe Analytics is required. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation .
Direct Mail Channel - Return To Sender
Flat file exchanges with Direct Mail providers incorporating Return to Sender information are now supported. This enhancement to the Direct Mail channel allows corresponding postal addresses to be excluded from future communications.
This enables marketers to be notified of an incorrect address and engage with the customer through other channels or to encourage him to update his postal address. This also reduces the number of wasted marketing dollars as marketers avoid sending mail to incorrect addresses.
Direct Mail is available as an add-on channel. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation .
For product documentation, see:
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 126.96.36.199 (Mac)
Desktop App 188.8.131.52.
Release provides stability updates and critical fixes.
AEM 6.3 Cumulative Fix Pack 184.108.40.206
AEM 6.3 CFP 220.127.116.11, released June 23, 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 5
AEM 6.2 SP1-CFP5, released on July 6, 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 10
AEM 6.1 SP2-CFP10, released on July 6, 2017, is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.1 SP2 in August, 2016.
A high-level breakdown of key features offered in AEM 6.3 for customers considering upgrading from a previous version of AEM.
Updated best practices for writing custom workflow steps specifically around session handling.
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 Help Forum .
What’s in it? ( Video )
Go ahead! Experience the new community by introducing yourself .
AEM Technologist Meetup Group *Virtual
Want to stay up-to-date on upcoming AEM Gem and Ask the AEM Community Expert webinars and local AEM/Marketing Cloud/Experience Cloud User Group Meetings?
Join the AEM Technologist Group *Virtual for calendaring of events online and in person around the globe.
Ask the AEM Community Expert
Access a complete listing of all "Ask the AEM Community Experts" webinar sessions here .
Gems on AEM
Access a complete listing of all "Gems on AEM" webinar sessions here .
"Toughday 2-Stress Testing and Benchmarking"
Learn about a new stress testing and benchmark tool for AEM. Watch it on-demand at the following:
Adobe Digital Learning Services
Enablement and upskilling to maximize customer success
Updated: July 24, 2017 for features in July 22 release.
(Portfolios with the setting to "Model and optimize search on an intraday basis") Advertising Cloud now takes revenue data into account when changing bids and campaign budgets to meet intraday trends. Previously, only click data was considered.
Now, bids are increased during the higher-performing parts of the day.
After 31 July 2017, Bing Ads is deprecating standard text ads, and you'll be able to create and edit only expanded text ads. Existing standard text ads will continue to run after 31 July and will be read-only.
In Bing Ads inventory feed templates for text ads, the ability to add new standard text ads is already removed. Existing templates that already include standard text ad variations will continue to be processed and run until sometime before July 31 (date to be determined). If your text ad templates include standard text ad variations, convert them to expanded text ad variations by creating new expanded text ad variations, copying the values from the standard text ad variations to them, and then removing the standard text ad variations.
You can continue to use bulksheets and the Ads tab to create and edit standard text ads though 31 July.
Search Advanced Campaign Management (ACM)
Shopping ad templates for Google AdWords and Bing Ads now include a "Campaign Priority" field for any new campaigns created that are created using the template.
When the same product is included in more than one campaign, the ad network uses the campaign priority first to determine which campaign (and associated bid) is eligible for the ad auction. When all the campaigns have the same priority, the campaign with the highest bid is eligible.
A "Create Alert" button is now available on the Campaigns, Ad Groups, Keywords, Ads, and Placements tabs. It replaces the same functionality that was available in previous Campaigns Beta views.
Search Campaigns Beta
(Beta allowlisted advertisers only) New features include the following: