Adobe Experience Cloud Release Notes - November 2021

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Experience Cloud applications and services are updated monthly. This page is your central location for finding the latest release updates, documentation, and tutorials for Experience Cloud and Experience Platform. You can also find new documentation for Creative Cloud for enterprise and Document Cloud.

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Release month: November 2021

Latest update: November 22, 2021

Need help? Visit Adobe Experience League to find product and technical documentation, Adobe-curated courses, video tutorials, quick answers, community insight, and instructor-led training.

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Experience League Events are a great place to get answers from product experts at Adobe. Here are the available events:

Schedules and events are as follows:

Experience League Live

Experience League Live is a live streaming show produced by the Experience League team. It’s a chance to connect with Adobe product experts and learn actionable tips, tricks, and strategies you can apply with the Adobe Experience Cloud applications.

Upcoming events:

Event Date Time Event Name Type Description
November 18, 2021 12 p.m. (EST) Go live faster than ever, with quick site creation in Adobe Experience Manager Live Video Event Deploy a feature-rich, personalized web experiences in days, without back-end development. Learn how to use a low-code approach to create a site in Adobe Experience Manager by using a pre-defined Site Template. Join us for a live presentation and demo with Adobe Product Managers Shankari Panchapakesan, Gabriel Walt, and Danny Gordon. You may even see some live coding!

For past episodes, see Experience League Live.

Community Q&A Coffee Breaks

Spend an hour with a special guest and submit your questions in Experience League Communities, where you can get questions answered from product experts at Adobe!

Event Name Date & Time Application Type Description
Adobe Target - Setup and Admin UI, A4T Integration, AEM Integration, General UI Wednesday, December 8 @ 8 am PT Adobe Target Forum Q&A We’ll be joined by Robert Calangiu, aka @Robert_Calangiu, Senior Product Manager for Adobe Target, in the Adobe Target Community to chat directly with you about your Adobe Target questions pertaining to his areas of expertise.
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Adobe Campaign - Data Import via other Applications Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 8 am PT Adobe Campaign Forum Q&A Data Import via other applications - Best practices to import data via SFTP/APIs using technical workflows with Zariely Garcia, Senior Technical Consultant.
Details.

Adobe Developer’s Live

Event Name Date & Time Topic Type Description
October 4 - 5, 2021 On demand Adobe Developers Live Video Missed the event or looking for a replay of a specific session? Find them on Experience League. Developers Live showcases the latest tech advances and developer tools powering design, content creation workflows, document services, and customer experience management across industries. View the keynote address, learn about Analytics APIs, client data layer, Adobe I/O open-source projects, and much more.

For more videos, visit the Adobe Experience League Channel on YouTube.

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Feature Description
Home Page Experience Cloud home footer information has been moved to the user profile card, including Legal Notices and language selection in Preferences.
AEP Dashboards Helios Lite provides chart recommendations within the Experience Platform widget creation workflow. Given a data selection (currently single variable data selection), Helios recommends an appropriate visualization to accompany that data selection.
AEP Dashboards Instory provides ML-based written narration and captions for charts. It decorates charts in the AEP Dashboards page with relevant bullet points calling out major changes and incidents in the graphed data.

More help resources on Experience Cloud Central UI Components & Administration

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Adobe System Status provides detailed information, status updates, and email notifications about Adobe products and services outage, disruption, and maintenance events. Check it out at status.adobe.com.

(Find the latest release information for Adobe System Status in the May 21, 2020 release notes.)

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Includes release update information and new documentation for Experience Platform and Mobile SDK.

September 29, 2021

See Experience Platform release notes for all the details.

Experience Platform tutorials and courses

Latest videos, tutorials, or courses published for Experience Platform and services.

Published Name Type Description
November 2021 Data Collaboration in the First-party Data Context Video Delivering on the experience promise, with access to less data. Whether you’re an advertiser, publisher, or agency, this webinar helps unlock the opportunities for data collaboration in a future without third-party cookies.
October 2021 Platform Administration Course Learn about administration activities for Experience Platform, including permission and sandbox management.

Adobe Mobile SDK

See Release notes and change logs for the Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDKs.

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Release date: October 28, 2021

New features in Adobe Analytics

Feature Description General Availability - Target Date
Minute-level date ranges in Analysis Workspace You can apply a minute-level date range under the advanced settings of your panel calendar or when building a custom date range. If you are reporting on a date range that spans many days, start time applies to the first day and end time applies to the last day in your range. October 18, 2021
Media Playback Time Spent Adobe Streaming Media Playback Time Spent provides valuable insight into viewer engagement and enables media organizations to derive deeper, more granular insights with minute-by-minute user engagement through advanced time spent analysis with day-parting capabilities. You can observe the amount of time spent viewing your media streams at a specific point in time. You can split the playback duration by different granularities, including new 5 minute, 15 minute, and 30-minute granularities. Learn more October 18, 2021
Quick Segment Builder Allows business users to quickly apply basic segments in a simplified, in-line project workflow. No need to go to the Segment Builder. Learn more October 21, 2021
Analysis Workspace Left Rail Search Improvements Left rail search 1) prioritizes exact matches above broad matches, in addition to continuing to account for component recency and relevancy. 2) It highlights matched characters to make search results more understandable. 3) It’s easier to find classifications related to a dimension. 4) Finally, it supports wildcard (*) searching to more easily find specific components that you need. Note: Wildcard searching does not yet work at the dimension item level. October 21, 2021
Dark Theme Dark theme is available as a display option. October 21, 2021

New features in Customer Journey Analytics

Feature Description General Availability - Target Date
Minute-level date ranges in Analysis Workspace You can apply a minute-level date range under the advanced settings of your panel calendar or when building a custom date range. If you are reporting on a date range that spans many days, start time applies to the first day and end time applies to the last day in your range. October 18, 2021
Quick Filter Builder Allows business users to quickly apply basic segments in a simplified, in-line project workflow. No need to go to the Filter Builder. Learn more October 21, 2021
Analysis Workspace Left Rail Search Improvements Left rail search 1) prioritizes exact matches above broad matches, in addition to continuing to account for component recency and relevancy. 2) It highlights matched characters to make search results more understandable. 3) It’s easier to find classifications related to a dimension. 4) Finally, it supports wildcard (*) searching to more easily find specific components that you need. Note: Wildcard searching does not yet work at the dimension item level. October 21, 2021
Dark Theme Dark theme is available as a display option. October 21, 2021
Lookback window for dimension allocation A look-back window of up to 90 days is added to the dimension allocation setting under Persistence in the Data Views configuration. Learn more October 28, 2021

Fixes in Adobe Analytics

  • Fixed an issue with being unable to delete alerts in the Alert Manager. (AN-270656)
  • Fixed an issue with Data Warehouse requests failing intermittently. (AN-273713, AN-272790)
  • Fixed issues with Classifications not updating. (AN-272211)

Fixes in Customer Journey Analytics

  • Fixed CJA performance issues (error messages while loading projects). (AN-269451, AN-270649)
  • Fixed an issue in CJA where Session Starts did not match Flow Entries for Page Names. (AN-273501)
  • Fixed an issue with the Fallout report in CJA not functioning properly. (AN-269761)

Additional fixes in Adobe Analytics

AN-263327; AN-267807; AN-269757; AN-272789; AN-272888; AN-273155; AN-273320; AN-273369; AN-273405; AN-273469; AN-273581; AN-273642; AN-273688; AN-273988; AN-274007; AN-274030; AN-274156; AN-274188; AN-274226

Additional fixes in CJA

AN-270649

Important notices for Analytics administrators

Notice Date Added or Updated Description
“Global + China” RDC Type November 22, 2021 “Global + China” is a new Regional Data Collection (RDC) type that simplifies routing of traffic for global customers using the China Performance Optimization Add-On Package. In the past, you had to determine whether data should be routed to the China collection endpoint or one of the Global collection endpoints. Now you can choose this RDC type to let Adobe determine the optimal collection endpoint based on the geolocation of the user.
EOL for three Analytics API services September 16, 2021 On October 20, 2021, the following Analytics Legacy API services will reach their end-of-life date and be shut down. Any current integrations built using these services stop working on that day.
  • 1.3 Analytics APIs
  • 1.4 SOAP Analytics APIs
  • Legacy OAuth Authentication (OAuth and JWT)
Adobe has provided a Legacy API EOL FAQ to help answer your questions and provide guidance on how to proceed. API integrations that employ these services can migrate to the 1.4 Analytics REST APIs or the 2.0 Analytics APIs. Legacy OAuth accounts can migrate to an Adobe I/O Analytics integration account, which can be used to access both the 1.4 Analytics APIs and 2.0 Analytics APIs.
EOL for Full Processing in Data Sources October 18, 2021 On January 31, 2022, Adobe will end of life Full Processing, which enables users to ingest offline hit data into Analytics. This capability is available via Bulk Data Insertion API. Learn more

AppMeasurement

For the latest updates on AppMeasurement releases (Version 2.22.2), please refer to AppMeasurement for JavaScript release notes.

Analytics courses and tutorials

Latest courses, tutorials, and articles in Analytics and Customer Journey Analytics.

Published Name Type Description
November 2021 Segment containers in Adobe Analytics Video (updated) In this video, learn how to use the containers and hear some examples of each type of container.
November 2021 Sequential Segmentation in Adobe Analytics Video (updated) Learn how to build a segment in Analysis Workspace from sequences of behaviors on your site or in your application.
November 2021 Before/After Sequences in Sequential Segmentation Video (updated) Learn how to segment in Adobe Analytics so that you get only the data from before or after a specific user path.
November 2021 Report Builder for Customer Journey Analytics Video With Report Builder’s simple and flexible drag and drop UI, you can create complex data queries and custom reports from Customer Journey Analytics data, all within Excel.
October 2021 Using Visualizations to Tell your Data Stories Course Learn the basics about visualizations, including how to add them to a project, get data into them, and what each visualization can show you. Learn how to configure the settings to get the exact data you need. Also, get some tips and use cases to help you make visualizations practical to your regular analysis.

Analytics help resources

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Fixes and improvements in Audience Manager.

  • Resolved an issue causing all API calls to return an Undocumented error when being performed through the Swagger interface. (AAM-59190)
  • Resolved an issue causing incorrect user roles to be assigned to partners in some situations. (AAM-59451)
  • Resolved an issue causing the API to require case-sensitive authentication headers. (AAM-58528)

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Adobe recommends visiting the Experience Manager release updates and roadmaps page to stay current on release information.

Release Overview Videos

Community

  • Adobe Developers Live | 4-5 October 2021, 7:00 PDT

    Adobe Developers Live brings together Adobe developers and experience builders with diverse backgrounds and a singular purpose – to create incredible end-to-end experiences. This two-day conference features important developer updates, technical sessions, and community networking opportunities.

    Adobe product teams across Experience Cloud, Document Cloud, and Creative Cloud showcase the latest technological advances and developer tools powering design, content creation workflows, document services, and customer experience management across industries.

    Adobe has 20 Experience Manager sessions planned. Spread the word!

New Experience Manager courses and tutorials

New videos, tutorials, and courses published over the past month.

Published Name Description Type Version
November 2021 Adobe Experience Manager Sites Basics Video series Learn how to create rich and engaging customer experiences in Adobe Experience Manager in this five-part webinar series. Start with the building blocks of content authoring while learning the fundamental concepts and operations. Learn about sites admin features and basics of handling digital assets within AEM. Later, discover features that can help you save time and be more efficient by reusing the content and delivering it across channels. AEM Sites
November 2021 Planning your Move to AEM as a Cloud Service Course Learn about the considerations of moving to AEM as a Cloud Service and the available tools that simplify the process. AEM CS
November 2021 Moving to AEM as a Cloud Service Course Learn how to successfully move from AEM 6 to Experience Manager as a Cloud Service. AEM CS
November 2021 Download Interactive DoR Video Learn how to download an interactive DoR with the Adaptive Form data. AEM Forms
November 2021 Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service Experts Series Video series Learn about Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) as a Cloud Service from Adobe’s expert engineers who build it, and Professional Services team who delivers it. Join Adobe’s experts in exploring what AEM as a Cloud Service is, how it compares with AEM 6, and how to move from AEM 6 to AEM as a Cloud Service. AEM CS
November 2021 Service Users Video Learn how to create and use Service Users in your AEM code to provide controlled, programmatic access to the AEM repository. AEM CS

Release notes and other release information links for Experience Manager are here:

Other help resources for Experience Manager

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See the following links for Adobe Commerce release notes:

New Adobe Commerce tutorials

Published Name Type Description
November 2021 Adobe Commerce Videos and Tutorials Tutorial home These tutorial resources include video series that provide a high-level view of topics, and individual videos that target specific tasks and processes. The collection is designed to provide helpful content for backend developers, frontend developers, system administrators, merchants, and other roles within your organization.

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Last Updated: October 20, 2021

See Target release notes for the latest release information.

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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.

Latest Campaign product releases

Find out more about the latest capabilities, improvements, and fixes released:

New Campaign courses and tutorials

Latest tutorials and courses for Adobe Campaign.

Published Name Description Type Version
November 2021 Connect Campaign to Experience Platform as a destination Video Learn how to activate an Adobe Experience Platform segment to a destination using the Amazon S3 connection type. AEP & Campaign V8
November 2021 Integrate with Experience Platform - Overview Video Learn how share data between Campaign and Experience Cloud. AEP & Campaign V8
November 2021 Import recipient data from Experience Platform and send an email Video Learn how to configure an external account in Adobe Campaign to import recipient data from Adobe Experience Platform to Campaign. Understand how to create a workflow to upload and target the recipients received from the Experience Platform. AEP & Campaign V8
November 2021 Use SOAP APIs in workflows Video tutorials Learn how to use Adobe Campaign Soap API’s and create an advanced delivery workflow based on the data received via the API. Campaign V8

Campaign help resources

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With Adobe Journey Optimizer, you can manage scheduled omnichannel campaigns and one-to-one moments for millions of customers from a single application — and the entire journey is optimized with intelligent decisioning and insights.

Latest Journey Optimizer product releases

Find out more about the latest capabilities, improvements, and fixes in the Journey Optimizer Release Notes.

Journey Optimizer tutorials and courses

Latest Journey Optimizer tutorials:

Published Name Type Description
October 2021 Configure and Manage Data in Journey Optimizer for Data Engineers Course Learn how to configure and manage data required for journey management in Journey Optimizer.
October 2021 Get started with Journey Optimizer for Journey Administrators and Managers Course Learn everything you must know to create your first journey.
October 2021 Configure Journey Optimizer for Journey Administrators Course Understand the Journey Optimizer architecture and points of integration. Learn how to configure Journey Optimizer.

More resources for Journey Optimizer

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Use Experience Platform to orchestrate a customer’s journey at scale across experience channels, by intelligently anticipating every individual’s needs in real time.

Latest Journey Orchestration product releases

Find out more about the latest capabilities, improvements, and fixes in the Journey Orchestration release notes.

More resources for Journey Orchestration

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Marketo Engage is a complete application for lead management and B2B marketers looking to transform customer experiences by engaging across every stage of complex buying journeys.

Core Marketo Engage updates

See Marketo Engage release schedule for the latest release schedule information and release notes.

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Adobe Workfront is a unified work management application for sharing ideas, creating content, managing complex processes, and doing their best work.

See the Workfront releases page for a round-up of the latest information for all products.

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Release notes for Adobe Advertising Cloud.

New features across Advertising Cloud

Last updated: October 27, 2021

Feature Description
Analytics for Advertising Cloud If your organization wants to switch from using the legacy Adobe Analytics visitorAPI.js library to the Adobe Experience Platform library (alloy.js) for data collection, you’ll need to make some changes to enable ID stitching. See “Using the Last Event Service JavaScript Library with Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK.”

New features in Advertising Cloud DSP

Last updated: October 27, 2021

Feature Description
Custom Reports You can now create and manage Amazon S3 and different types of FTP delivery locations, called report destinations, for your custom reports. Once you configure report destinations, you can set up each of your new custom reports to be delivered to one or more locations of a single destination type, or to email recipients. Updates to your Amazon S3 and FTP credentials won’t interrupt report delivery.

Your existing reports are still sent to the specified email recipients. To configure delivery to a different report destination, create a new report with the new destination.
Packages, Placements, and Ads views When you view data for a single day, the trend charts now include hourly data. Hold the cursor over any point to see the data for that hour.
Placements The placement Inspector now includes an Inventory tab, which shows all deals and their associated metrics for the placement. Use the information to make quick adjustments or troubleshoot issues without generating a custom report.
Ads (Users with permission to include Clearcastclock numbers in their ads) DSP no longer shows an error if you use a clock number that’s attached to another ad. Note: The best practice is to use a unique clock number for each video ad. Otherwise, the publisher won’t approve all of the ads.
Deal IDs The Deal ID settings and other places in the user interface reflect new branding for Magnite SSP:
  • The SSP “Tremor” (Telaria) is now “Magnite CTV.”
  • In the coming weeks, Rubicon" will change to “Magnite DV+,” where DV+ stands for display, video, and other formats such as audio.
Freewheel programmatic guaranteed deals You can now find the status of ads for Freewheel programmatic guaranteed deals from the Ads view. Previously, you could check the status only from the Deals view.

Last updated: October 7, 2021

Feature Description
Reports, Notification Center (October 9 release) All email notifications for reports, which Advertising Cloud Search sends when a custom or scheduled report has completed or failed, are now handled by Notification Center. Email notifications and web notifications are enabled by default for reports, but you can optionally change the notification settings. With this change:
  • Email recipients are restricted to users who are registered, authenticated users of Advertising Cloud Search and have access to the advertiser account. This feature ensures that no confidential data is sent to unauthorized users.
  • The format and contents of the email uses the Notification Center template, which includes more details of the report and includes direct download links for all report formats.
  • Report notifications are a new notification type, with its own notification preferences, in Notification Center.
If you use any automation to pull reports from email notifications, you may need to update the filtering logic to ensure process continuity.
Advertising Insights Additional insights are available in beta mode.

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New videos, tutorials, or courses published for Adobe Document Cloud.

Document Cloud courses and tutorials

Published Name Type Description
November 2021 Workspace basics Video (updated) Learn how the Acrobat DC interface makes it easy to access files and tools across desktop, web, and mobile devices with a consistent workspace experience.
November 2021 Work anywhere with Acrobat web Video Learn how to handle business document requests from anywhere using the Acrobat web tools in your browser.
November 2021 Create PDFs in Office for the web Video Learn how to create PDF files without ever leaving your Microsoft® Office for web apps. This add-on requires a subscription to Acrobat DC for teams or Acrobat DC for enterprise subscription.
November 2021 Collaborate in real time Video Move your projects forward by collecting comments, collaborating on responses, and tracking progress on your documents all in real time, from anywhere.
November 2021 Productivity on the go Video Do more right from your tablet or mobile phone with the Acrobat Reader mobile app.

For Document Cloud help, see:

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See Creative Cloud for enterprise tutorials for the latest tutorials.

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