Current Release Notes for Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service release-notes

The following section outlines the feature release notes for the current (latest) version of Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.

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From here, you can navigate to release notes of previous versions such as 2022 or 2023.
Have a look at the Experience Manager Releases Roadmap to learn about the upcoming feature activations for Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
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Release Date release-date

The release date of Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service current feature release (2024.6.0) is June 27, 2024. The next feature release (2024.7.0) is planned for July 25, 2024.

Maintenance Release Notes maintenance

You can find the latest maintenance release notes here.

Release Video release-video

Have a look at the June 2024 Release Overview video for a summary of the features added in the 2024.6.0 release:

Experience Manager Sites as a Cloud Service sites

New feature in Experience Manager Sites new-feature-sites

Real Use Monitoring (RUM) Data Service

The Real Use Monitoring (RUM) Data Service is now generally available, enabling client-side data collection for AEM as a Cloud Service. This service provides a more accurate reflection of user interactions, ensuring a reliable measure of website engagement. It offers customers advanced insights into their page traffic and performance, presenting a valuable opportunity to understand and enhance page performance.

Early Adopter Program sites-early-adopter

Generate Variations

Leverage GenAI through AEM’s new feature, generate variations, accessible now in Cloud Service. Generate variations helps you generate and scale content creation through the use of generative AI. Reach out to your Adobe account team for consideration in the program.

Asset browsing in Content Fragment Console

Content authors can now browse, view, and take actions on images, and other assets without having to leave the Content Fragment Console.

Asset Browsing

Interested in trying out the feature and sharing feedback? Send an email to aemcs-headless-adopter@adobe.com from your official email ID to learn more about the early adopter program.

Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service assets

New features in Experience Manager Assets new-features-assets

Content Hub

Content Hub is available as part of Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service for democratizing access to on-brand content for organizations and their business partners. With Content Hub, you can easily find and distribute assets, reuse and create new on-brand variations, and accelerate activation at scale.

Content Hub user interface

Dynamic Media with OpenAPI Capabilities

Dynamic Media with OpenAPI capabilities extends the DAM across Adobe and third-party applications, enabling access to on brand approved digital assets, in any channel, via Asset Selector or OpenAPI stack. Key tenets - no binary copies, assets are optimized and transformed at the edge for fast performance, deliver assets public or secure.

New Dynamic Media data flow diagram

New features in Assets view assets-view-new-features

More options are available in the Assets Insights dashboard

Asset Count by asset type and size are now available in the Assets Insights dashboard. These options deliver real-time data in your Assets view environment. They detail the count and percentage of assets by size range and asset type.

Updates to embedded Adobe Express editor

  • Improved User Experience for saving as a new asset versus saving as a new version.

  • Export of multipage Express documents (previously only single page was supported) in both multipage PDF and image formats. Selecting image formats saves each page as a distinct asset in the DAM for downstream distribution.

  • Support for adding metadata in the Save dialog while saving an asset.

Experience Manager Forms as a Cloud Service forms

New features in AEM Forms forms-new-prerelease-features

Enhanced Visual Rule Editor for Core Component Based Adaptive Forms

This release brings a significant upgrade to the Visual Rule Editor for adaptive forms based on core components. You can now:

Early Access features in AEM Forms forms-new-early-access-features

The AEM Forms Early Access Program program offers a unique opportunity to you to get exclusive access to cutting-edge innovations before anyone else, and help shape their development. The program offers access to multiple innovations.

This release notes lists the innovations delivered in the current release. For the complete list of innovations available under the Early Access Program, see AEM Forms Early Access Program documentation.

Enhanced bot protection methods

AEM Forms has enhanced its security features by adding support for two popular CAPTCHA solutions: Cloudflare Turnstile and hCaptcha. This functionality complements the existing Google reCAPTCHA, offering users additional options. It enhances flexibility in safeguarding their forms from bots and spam submissions.

  • Cloudflare Turnstile: This frictionless CAPTCHA verifies users through a simple challenge that does not require explicit interaction. It seamlessly integrates into your forms, improving the user experience.
  • hCaptcha: This privacy-focused CAPTCHA offers a user-friendly alternative with a focus on data privacy. It aims to strike a balance between security and user experience.
  • Google reCAPTCHA: AEM Forms continue to support both reCAPTCHA v2 and reCAPTCHA Enterprise, offering a reliable and well-established solution.

By offering multiple CAPTCHA options, AEM Forms have empowered you to select the solution that best aligns with your specific needs.

Ready to integrate any of these CAPTCHA solutions with your Adaptive Forms? Adobe’s documentation provides detailed instructions for each: Cloudflare Turnstile, hCaptcha, and Google reCAPTCHA.

Forms Service

Forms service generates interactive PDF forms for data capture. It can also be used to import or export data to and from an existing interactive PDF form and validate submitted data. Here’s a breakdown of its functionalities:

  • Rendering Forms: Generate an interactive PDF form from a template created using AEM Forms Designer and, optionally, XML data. This functionality produces a fillable PDF form optionally pre-filled with data.
  • Data Extraction and Import: Import data into an existing PDF form as well as extract data from a filled PDF form. Both XDP and XML data formats are supported, and importing to non-XFA PDF forms (also known as AcroForms) additionally supports FDF and XFDF data.
  • Data Validation: Validate submitted data, in XDP or XML format, against a template created using AEM Forms Designer.
IMPORTANT
If you are interested in joining Adobe’s Early Access Program for any early access innovation, simply send an email from your official address to aem-forms-ea@adobe.com to request access. You can request access to all or any specific innovation.

Experience Manager as a Cloud Service Foundation foundation

Actions Center sends email notifications when important incidents happen, or if something is noticed about your code or configuration where you should take proactive action. Adobe has now introduced several new types of notifications associated with your content health. This feature is available through an early adopter program. To participate, please reach out to Adobe Customer Care.

Pages Contain a Large Number of Nodes page-nodes

A large number of nodes can degrade rendering performance and reduce page load times. Receive a proactive notification through Actions Center when a large number of nodes are detected on a page, allowing you to take the necessary steps to reduce the total number of nodes within a page.

Large Number of Running Workflow Instances running-workflows

The workflow engine performance is impacted when there is a large number of running workflows in the author environment. You receive a proactive notification through Actions Center when a large number of running workflow instances are detected. This process lets you configure a purge job to terminate unnecessary running workflows.

Users Added Directly to Custom Groups users-customgroups

You receive a proactive notification through Actions Center when users are added directly to custom groups. This process lets you follow IMS best practices by adding users to relevant IMS groups and then including those IMS groups as members of AEM groups.

Missing JCR Content jcr-content

Actions Center proactively notifies you when missing JCR content is detected. This approach lets you add the missing content and prevent the failure of certain AEM Assets features.

Completed Workflows Not Purged workflows

Actions Center proactively notifies you when completed workflows over 90 days old have not been purged. This approach helps improve the performance of your workflow engine by reducing the number of workflow instances.

Missing Sling Resource sling-resource

Actions Center proactively notifies you when a missing Sling resource is detected. This approach lets you add the missing resource and prevent the failure of certain AEM Assets features.

Email aemcs-cdn-config-adopter@adobe.com, indicating which of the early adopter programs below you are interested in.

Basic Authentication at the CDN (Early Adopter Program) basicauth-cdn

Protect certain content resources by popping up a basic auth dialog requiring a username and password. This feature primarily targets light authentication use cases, like business stakeholders reviewing content, rather than serving as a comprehensive solution for end-user access rights. The list of username and passwords in managed through a configuration file in git that is deployed via Configuration Pipeline, with a reference to secret-type Cloud Manager environment variables. Learn more.

Purge Content at the CDN With a Self-Serve API Key (Early Adopter Program) purge-cdn

Register a CDN purge API key in a self-service way, and use it to invalidate content at the CDN, either globally, or for one or more resources. Learn more.

Self-Serve Creation of X-AEM-Edge-Key for Customer-Managed CDN (BYOCDN) (Early Adopter Program) byocdn-keys

Previously, a support ticket was needed to generate the X-AEM-Edge-Key required for configuration of a customer-managed CDN. This outcome can now be accomplished in a self-serve way through a configuration file that is deployed using the Configuration Pipeline, removing any delay in onboarding a new environment. Learn more.

Client-Side Redirects (Early Adopter Program) client-side-redirects-early-adopter

Configure 301/302 client-side redirects in source control, and deploy to the CDN. Learn more. Note that there are several other features already available related to CDN configuration, including request and response transformations, and routing traffic to off-AEM sites.

Traffic Filter Rules Alerts (Early Adopter Program) traffic-filter-rules-alerts-early-adopter

The recently released Traffic Filter Rules, which include the optionally licensable Web Application Firewall (WAF) rules, lets you configure what traffic should be allowed or denied.

Join the early adopter program so you can be alerted whenever your traffic filter rules are triggered. Actions Center email notifications keep you informed when certain traffic conditions occur so you can take appropriate measures.

Business Users Can Declare Redirects Outside of Git (Early Adopter Program) apache-rewritemaps-early-adopter

Similar to AEM 6.5, Apache/dispatcher ingest rewrite maps placed in a specific location in the publish repository, and load them, without requiring a web tier pipeline execution. This approach let business users declare redirects using a spreadsheet or a UI, like ACS Commons Redirect Map Manager or a custom application.

Edge Side Includes (ESI) for Loading Dynamic Content (Early Adopter Program) esi-early-adopter

The Adobe Managed CDN now supports Edge Side Includes (ESI), a markup language for edge level dynamic web content assembly. By including ESI snippets, you can cache the overall HTML page at the CDN with higher TTLs, while more frequently fetching from origin those smaller sections that require higher cadence updates (lower TTLs).

Experience Manager Guides guides

You can find a complete list of new and enhanced features of the latest release of Adobe Experience Manager Guides here.

Cloud Manager cloud-manager

You can find a complete list of Cloud Manager monthly releases here.

Migration Tools migration-tools

You can find a complete list of Migration Tools releases here.

Universal Editor universal-editor

You can find a complete list of Universal Editor releases here.

Generate Variations generate-variations

You can find a complete list of Generate Variations releases here.

Experience Cloud Release Notes experience-cloud

You can find information about releases of other Experience Cloud applications here.

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