New features and fixes in the Adobe Experience Cloud.
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Release date: January, 16 2020
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New features and fixes in the Experience Cloud interface, including administration and core services (customer attributes, audiences, triggers, cookies, and so on).
Adobe is updating the domain and interface header to unify and improve your experience across all Experience Cloud applications. These enhancements are designed to simplify your experience in small but important ways. These enhancements will not change your current workflows.
Note: The Feed page is being deprecated in January, 2020. Look for an in-product deprecation notice.
For product documentation, see Experience Cloud.
Adobe is adjusting the
same-site setting on cookies to prepare for changes Chrome makes in Chrome 80 (to be released in February 2020).
You do not need to make changes unless you use a CNAME for 1st-party data collection but use that CNAME across multiple domains (friendly 3rd-party domains), and you do not use the Experience Cloud (Visitor) ID Service. With the Chrome 80 release, Chrome automatically gives the Analytics visitor ID cookies a SameSite value of
Lax, which prevents their use on your other domains. If you want to continue using your CNAME across your domains, you must contact Adobe Customer Care and request that they change the SameSite value for your CNAME to
Note that Adobe recommends that you use a separate CNAME for each of your domains, whether or not you are using the Experience Cloud ID Service.
Release notes for the Experience Platform, Experience Platform Launch, Identity Service, and security bulletins.
See Experience Platform Launch for release notes and product documentation.
Using Adobe Experience Platform, orchestrate individual customer journeys at scale across experience channels by intelligently anticipating every individual’s needs in real time, wherever their journey takes them.
Journey Orchestration is now GA. Read more
Documentation - Release Notes - How-to videos
January 16, 2020: Version 4.18.0
Analytics.processGooglePlayInstallReferrerUrl(final String url), to support Google Play Install Referrer APIs.
For more information about the Install Referrer APIs, see Still Using InstallBroadcast? Switch to the Play Referrer API by March 1, 2020.
New features and fixes in Adobe Analytics:
For product documentation, see Adobe Analytics Help Home.
|Analysis Workspace – Freeform Table Builder||With Table Builder enabled, you can drag and drop in many dimensions, breakdowns, metrics and segments to build tables that answer more complex business questions. Data will not update immediately. Instead, updates occur after you select Build, saving you time once you know what table you want to construct. Additionally, this feature offers:
|New Identified State dimension for Cross-Device Analytics (CDA)||We are adding a new dimension called Identified State to CDA virtual report suites. The dimension has two possible values, Identified and Unidentified. Identified means that the person has been identified by the device graph. Unidentified means that the person has not been identified by the device graph.
This means that CDA users can now create calculated metrics, such as Device Graph Coverage, which describes how many of the people within the virtual report suite are known by the device graph. This metric is helpful for troubleshooting CDA compression rates. If few people are identified, the level of stitching will be low.
|VRS Support in Data Warehouse API||Virtual Report Suites will now be available for use via the Data Warehouse API. Previously, they were only available via the Data Warehouse UI. When using the Data Warehouse API, you can now see and query virtual report suites, but only if the segments applied to a Virtual Report Suite are compatible with Data Warehouse.|
|Privacy Service API: CCPA||The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enhances privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States. This Act became effective on January 1, 2020.
The CCPA provides new data privacy rights to California residents, such as the right to access and delete their personal data, to know whether their personal data is sold or disclosed (and to whom), and to refuse the sale of their personal data.
The Privacy Service supports requests to opt out from the selling of personal data.
The Privacy Service was formerly the GDPR Service and retains all the previous functionality, now extended to support CCPA.
CCPA in Analytics
Privacy Service Overview
|Notice||Date Added or Updated||Description|
|New Adobe Analytics domain||Dec. 18, 2019||On January 16, 2020, Adobe Analytics will begin moving to a new domain -
Note: This change applies to all users accessing Analytics with their Adobe ID or Enterprise ID.
|End of Life - Analytics Legacy APIs||January 9, 2020||In November 2020, the following Analytics Legacy API services will reach their end-of-life and will be shutdown. Current integrations built using these services will stop working.
|EOL of View Archive option||Oct. 30, 2019||Announcing the January, 2020, end-of-life date for the View Archive option in the Dashboard Manager (Components > Dashboards).|
|EOL of Enforce IP Login Restrictions option||Oct. 30, 2019||Announcing the January, 2020, end-of-life date for the IP Allowed List (Enforce IP Login Restrictions) functionality under the Admin > Company Settings > Security menu.|
|End of Support for TLS 1.1||October 3, 2019||By March 31, 2020, Adobe Analytics will remove support for TLS 1.1. This change is part of our ongoing efforts to maintain the highest security standards and promote the safety of customer data.|
|San Jose FTP Broker Ending for London and Singapore||July 2020||For customers in London and Singapore, we will no longer be supporting brokering of data between London or Singapore and the San Jose data center ftp.omniture.com.
|Upcoming change regarding
||August 30, 2019||In October or November 2019, the
Fixes and features added to Audience Manager.
|California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Support and Privacy Documentation Overhaul||The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which came into effect on January 1st, 2020, provides California residents new rights regarding their personal information and impose data protection responsibilities on certain entities that conduct business in California.
Audience Manager helps you comply with your obligations under privacy regulations, through privacy tools like the Adobe Experience Platform Privacy Service for data access and delete requests.
We have updated the current opt-out management process to include opting out of any declared ID (e.g. CRM ID). In case of opt-out by declared ID, the declared ID and the last linked device will be opted out of Audience Manager data collection. Opt-out requests now also send unsegment requests to destination partners who support this feature, both in batch and real time.
Also, we’ve redesigned our Data Security, Data Privacy, and Data Governance documentation, to make it easier for you to find the information required to comply with the previously mentioned regulations.
New features, fixes, and updates in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). Adobe recommends customers with on-premise deployments to deploy the latest patches to ensure higher stability, security, and performance.
AEM 6.5, Service Pack 3.0 (18.104.22.168 released December 12, 2019) is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.5, April 2019.
AEM 6.4, Service Pack 7.0 (22.214.171.124 released December 12, 2019) is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.4, April 2018.
AEM 6.3, Service Pack 3, Cumulative Fix Pack 7 (126.96.36.199 released December 12, 2019) is an important update that includes key customer fixes released since the general availability of AEM 6.3, April 2017.
AEM Desktop App 188.8.131.52
AEM Desktop App 184.108.40.206 provides an update for Single Sign-On with Okta and ability to specify the location of temporary files in Preferences. Support for AEM 6.3.x is deprecated for Desktop App 2.x with this release.
Adobe Asset Link 1.1 ends support for AEM 6.3.x
Support for AEM 6.3.x has been deprecated in Adobe Asset Link since April 2019. Adobe Asset Link 1.1 removes support for AEM 6.3.x as of January 13, 2020.
NEW: AEM as a Cloud Service
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is now available as a Cloud Service.
Automated Forms Conversion Service
Automated Forms Conversion Service, the service to automatically convert PDF forms to beautiful mobile-ready HTML Forms, became available for general consumption on December 12, 2019.
Previewing 3D Assets
AEM 6.5 supports the upload, delivery, and interactive preview of 3D assets as part of the authoring process. The interactive 3D viewer is available from the asset details page in AEM. The viewer includes, among other things, a collection of interactive camera controls that let you orbit, zoom, and pan the 3D asset.
See Previewing 3D assets.
Core Components 2.8.0, with numerous fixes, is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
AEM Project Archetype
The ui.frontend module of the AEM Project Archetype is a useful and flexible tool to make front-end development for your AEM project easier.
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.
We’ve added new capabilities for Admin users to delegate subdomains and renew SSL certificates from Control Panel.
For more information, refer to these pages:
These features will be available in beta by the end of January, and subject to frequent updates and modifications without notice.
Updated February 10, 2020, for February 8 release:
|Portfolios||You can now add Yahoo! Japan Display Network (YDN) campaigns to portfolios to optimize the campaign budgets and ad group-level bids. The same bid is applied to all ads in an ad group. Data for YDN campaigns is included in the simulations for the portfolio.|
|Search > Bulksheets||You can now create, edit, and delete Google responsive search ads (RSAs) using bulksheets. Previously, support was available only through the standard campaign management interface at Search > Campaigns|
|Search > Campaigns, Reports||The Google Ads prominence metrics “Impr. (Abs. Top) %” and “Impr. (Top) %” are now available in all basic reports and entity-level campaign management views except for those for shopping product groups, in the Campaign Daily Impression Share and Keyword Daily Impression Share reports, and in the labels and constraints views.|
Updated for January 11, 2020, release:
|Conversion Tracking||All Advertising Cloud cookies were updated to meet new cookie control requirements for Google Chrome 80, which will be released on 4 February. The changes were implemented from Adobe servers using the existing cookies, without any effect on visitor metrics. No advertiser updates are required.|
|Insights > Alerts Beta, Search > Campaigns||(Beta feature for search accounts only) A new Alerts Beta allows you to create alert templates to identify when any search campaign, ad group, keyword, or ad meets specific conditions — such as performance metrics — during a specified period and then generate an alert. Alerts are available for a single advertiser.|
|Reports||Data for product listing ads is now included in Label Classification, Label Value, Bid Rule, and Constraint reports.|