This page lists important documentation changes and updates for Adobe Experience Manager in the last three months. 

You can also view previous documentation updates.

AEM as a Cloud Service

Date Topic Changes
23 July 2020 Core Components Core Components release 2.11.0 introduces support for AMP and is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
July 15, 2020 Sling Cheatsheet The Sling Cheatsheet has been updated to reference HTL.
June 24, 2020 Content Fragments Updates have been made to the documentation as Models are now standard.
June 19, 2020 Adobe Experience Manager

At Adobe we aim to use equitable terminology throughout our code, our documentation, and our experiences.

For this reason we have been making a series of updates to this documentation set, and will continue to do so in the future.

19 June 2020 Core Components
Core Components release 2.10.0 introduces the PDF Viewer Component and is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
June 04, 2020 Configure Experience Manager Assets  as a Cloud Service with Brand Portal Adobe I/O has been upgraded to Adobe Developer Console with new branding, user interface, and workflow.  The documentation is updated based on the latest Adobe Developer Console workflow to configure Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service with Brand Portal.
June 1, 2020 Rich Text Editor (RTE)

The following articles for Rich Text Editor (RTE) are available for Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service:

29 May 2020 Core Components Core Components release 2.9.0 introduces integration with the Adobe Client Data Layer and a new Progress Bar Component and is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
May 19, 2020 Accessibility and the WCAG 2.1 Guidelines Updates in relation to the WCAG 2.1 Guidelines:
May 4, 2020 Unsupported image formats in Dynamic Media

Information about the sub-types of raster image file formats that are not supported in Dynamic Media.

See Unsupported raster image formats in Dynamic Media.

April 20, 2020 Content Fragments Information about Content Fragments Support in AEM Assets HTTP API, together with Customizing and Extending Content Fragments, and Content Fragments Configuring Components for Rendering.
Apr 09, 2020 Configure Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service with Brand Portal

Brand Portal is now supported with Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service. You can configure a Brand Portal tenant with Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service on Adobe I/O:

Apr 9, 2020 Adobe Asset Link v2.0 released
Adobe Asset Link 2.0 supports working with multiple Adobe Experience Manager environments and supports Experience Manager as a Cloud Service. Experience Manager supports marketers' needs to configure auto-execution of asset processing workflow when assets are uploaded to a folder using AAL. See Adobe Asset Link.
24 Mar 2020 Configuring Dynamic Media Cloud Service

A new option is available when you configure Dynamic Media Cloud Service:

Selective Publish - When you select this option it means that assets are auto published for secure preview only and can be explicitly published to AEM without publishing to DMS7 for delivery in the public domain.

See Configuring Dynamic Media Cloud Service.

02 Mar 2020 Dynamic Media - Smart Crop

A new option is available when you work with Smart Crop in the Dynamic Media component:

Enable Aspect Ratio match - Select this option to let Dynamic Media pick a smart crop rendition that best matches the aspect ratio of the original image.

See When working with Smart Crop.

25 Feb 2020 Role Based Permissions Cloud Manager has pre-configured roles with appropriate permissions. Each of the roles have specific permissions, preconfigured tasks, or permissions, associated with each role. Role Based Permissions page lists the functions available and the roles who can execute the function.
15 Feb 2020 Dispatcher in the Cloud The Dispatcher and CDN  and Explicit Dispatcher cache invalidation sections were updated to clarify the options available and how they work.

AEM 6.5

Date Topic Changes
July 29, 2020 Multi Site Manager Updates have been made to the procedures Creating a New Synchronization Action and Creating a New Rollout Configuration.
July 15, 2020 Sling Cheatsheet The Sling Cheatsheet has been updated to reference HTL.
June 19, 2020 Adobe Experience Manager

At Adobe we aim to use equitable terminology throughout our code, our documentation, and our experiences.

For this reason we have been making a series of updates to this documentation set, and will continue to do so in the future.

June 04, 2020 Configure Experience Manager Assets  with Brand Portal Adobe I/O has been upgraded to Adobe Developer Console with new branding, user interface, and workflow. The documentation is updated based on the latest Adobe Developer Console workflow to configure Experience Manager Assets with Brand Portal: 
June 04, 2020 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 5 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 5  is available.
May 25, 2020 Accessibility and the WCAG 2.1. guidelines Updates in relation to the WCAG 2.1 Guidelines:
Apr 13, 2020 Asset versioning Updated content and video on how to create, preview, and revert to versions of assets in AEM.
Apr 13, 2020 Asset processing A new overview is added about how workflows are used for processing assets. Also, a new topic describes how to auto-trigger workflow to process assets.
30 Mar 2020 Dynamic Media - Smart Imaging

The entire Smart Imaging Help topic was updated with new information, including image asset examples that depict the added Smart Imaging optimization.

See Smart Imaging.

05 Mar 2020 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 4 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 4 is available.
04 Mar 2020 Configuring Dynamic Media - Scene7 mode

A new Sync all content option is now available on the Dynamic Media Configuration page found in Tools > Cloud Services.

See Creating a Dynamic Media Configuration.

12 Dec 2019 Previewing 3D assets

AEM 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.

12 Dec 2019 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 3
AEM 6.5 Service Pack 3 is available.
5 Dec 2019 Core Components
Core Components release 2.8.0 including lots of fixes is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
20 Nov 2019 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.
18 Oct 2019
AEM Project Archetype
The AEM Project Archetype creates a best-practices-based Adobe Experience Manager project as a starting point for your own AEM projects.
18 Oct 2019
Headless Experience Management
Features of the Remote Content Renderer, used for server side rendering of single page applications, have been documented.
October 11, 2019 Activity Map

Due to security changes within the Adobe Analytics API, it is no longer possible to use the version of Activity Map that is included within AEM.  See Configuring the connection to Adobe Analytics.

The ActivityMap plugin provided by Adobe Analytics should now be used.  

October 10, 2019 Cloud Manager

Cloud Manager Version 2019.10.0 was released on October 10, 2019.

Refer to Release Notes for 2019.10.0 that highlights What's New and updates on deployment steps and maven project version handling.

Oct 08, 2019 AEM Screens

AEM Screens released AEM 6.4.6 Feature Pack 6 and AEM 6.5.2 Feature Pack 2.

Refer to Release Notes for Feature Pack 201909 for more details.

Oct 01, 2019 AEM Forms on JEE Installation 

AEM Forms support for Oracle 18c database driver added. 

Platform Matrix: https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-5/forms/using/AEM-forms-JEE-supported-platforms.html#Databasedrivers

PDF guides:

https://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/help/en/experience-manager/6-5/forms/pdf/prepare-install-single-server.pdf

https://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/help/en/experience-manager/6-5/forms/pdf/install-cluster-jboss.pdf

https://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/help/en/experience-manager/6-5/forms/pdf/install-cluster-websphere.pdf

https://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/help/en/experience-manager/6-5/forms/pdf/install-single-server-websphere.pdf

 

Oct 01, 2019  Best Practices Guide for AEM Screens Projects

This new guide not only provides a comprehensive insight and practical advice to imagine, design and bring intentional customer experiences into your digital signage implementation but also guides you how to create a positive impact on your business using some of the best practices followed while deploying a digital signage project in AEM Screens.

Refer to Best Practices Guide for AEM Screens Projects for more details.

25 September 2019 Core Components Core Components release 2.7.0 introducing the Embed Component is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
Sep 25, 2019 AEM Assets search
Fresh content on asset searching and discovery is a one-stop-shop for information on using, configuring, troubleshooting, limitations, and tips. Check out search assets.
Sep 25, 2019 Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow

You can now reprocess assets in a folder that already has an existing processing profile that you later changed.

See Reprocessing assets in a folder.

Sep 25, 2019 Integrating Dynamic Media Viewers with Adobe Analytics and Adobe Launch

The Dynamic Media Viewers extension for Adobe Launch, along with the release of Dynamic Media Viewers 5.13, lets customers of Dynamic Media, Adobe Analytics, and Adobe Launch use events and data specific for the Dynamic Media Viewers in their Adobe Launch configuration.

See Integrating Dynamic Media Viewers with Adobe Analytics and Adobe Launch.  

Sep 19, 2019 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 2 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 2 (6.5.2.0) is available.
Sep 9, 2019 AEM desktop app AEM desktop app v2.0 is publicly available for creatives, marketers, and line-of-business users, to work with AEM Assets. See the release notes.
Sep 9, 2019 Core Components
Learn about the localization features of the Core Components and how they work with AEM templates in this example.
Sep 6, 2019 Core Components Core Components release 2.6.0 introducing an Experience Fragment Component is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
Aug 21, 2019 AEM 6.5 Screens User Guide A new section on Network Deployment Basics is now live. Refer to User Guide for more details.
Aug 20, 2019 AEM Assets Smart Tags
Know how to update certificate after it expires.
Aug 2, 2019 New PDF rasterizer package
new package is available that helps AEM Assets process heavy AI/PDF files and generate previews and thumbnails.
Jul 25, 2019 AEM Assets functionality under difference licenses List of capabilities of AEM Assets that are available in a stand-alone DAM license vs in AEM MediaLibrary are updated for AEM 6.5 release.
Jul 12, 2019 Uploading files in Dynamic Media Classic The About uploading files topic and the Upload Job Options dialog box topic in Dynamic Media Classic were rewritten and updated.
Jul 08, 2019 Migration to the Touch-Enabled UI Landing page listing information and resources for migrating to the touch-enabled UI.
Jul 03, 2019 Experience Fragments The Experience Fragment Link Rewriter Provider - HTML.
Jul 03, 2019 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 1 AEM 6.5 Service Pack 1 (6.5.1.0) is available.
Jun 25, 2019 Core Components
Core Components release 2.5.0 including new Accordion, Button, Container and Download components is now available along with authoring documentation and developer details and project download available on GitHub.
Jun 17, 2019
AEM Assets and Creative Cloud integration The best practices are updated with crisp mapping of business requirements, Adobe solution offering, and customer use cases. An infographic is added to make it visually appealing. See AEM Creative Cloud integration best practices.
Jun 3, 2019 Rich Text Editor (RTE)

Added a package in the configuration article with all plug-ins enabled, to be used as a sample configuration. A community member contributed a tutorial on how to create multifield component.

Created a troubleshooting FAQ based on customer feedback.

May 31, 2019 AEM and Magento Integration  AEM and Magento integration using the Commerce Integration Framework.
May 24, 2019 Touch UI Feature Status in AEM 6.5
Published Touch UI Feature Status page for AEM 6.5
May 14, 2019 Viewers Reference Guide The modifier preload for the video player in the Mixed MediaVideoInteractive Video, and Video360 viewer is now documented.
May 14, 2019 Dynamic Media Classic (formerly Scene7) The Adobe Scene7 User's Guide is now branded as Adobe Dynamic Media Classic. See Dynamic Media Classic documentation.
May 13, 2019 IS/IR API Added new BFC (Browser Format Conversion) values to the HTTP command reference section, and the Image Catalog Attributes reference section.
May 8, 2019 Core Components
Core Components release 2.4.0 including a new Content Fragment List component is now available along with authoring documentation with developer details and project download available on GitHub.
May 1, 2019 Viewers Reference Guide

New Video360 API documentation is now available in the Viewers Reference Guide.

The HTML5 Video360 Viewer is a 360-degree video player that plays streaming and progressive 360 video encoded in H.264 and delivered from SPS or from Dynamic Media on AEM.

See also 360/VR Video documentation.

Apr 18, 2019 AEM 6.5 Reference Materials

Reference Materials are available including:

  • Adobe AEM 6.5.0 API
  • Granite UI (touch-enabled UI) API Documentation
  • Coral UI Guide
  • Widgets API (Classic UI) Documentation
  • UI Test Framework
  • JavaScript API Reference
  • Single Page Applications JavaScript API References
Apr 12, 2019 AEM 6.5 Screens User Guide

AEM 6.5 Screens User Guide is now available. 

Additionally, you can now enable Kiosk mode in Windows 10 Player. Refer to Implementing Windows 10 Player for more information.

April 8, 2019 AEM Assets The folder sharing functionality is deprecated. See folder sharing best practices.

AEM 6.4

Date Topic Changes
July 29, 2020 Multi Site Manager Updates have been made to the procedures Creating a New Synchronization Action and Creating a New Rollout Configuration.
June 19, 2020 Adobe Experience Manager

At Adobe we aim to use equitable terminology throughout our code, our documentation, and our experiences.

For this reason we have been making a series of updates to this documentation set, and will continue to do so in the future.

June 04, 2020 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 8 Cumulative Fix Pack 1
AEM 6.4 Service Pack 8 Cumulative Fix Pack 1 is available.
Apr 13, 2020 Asset processing A new overview is added about how workflows are used for processing assets. Also, a new topic describes how to auto-trigger workflow to process assets.
Mar 30 2020 Dynamic Media - Smart Imaging

The entire Smart Imaging Help topic was updated with new information, including image asset examples that depict the added Smart Imaging optimization.

See Smart Imaging.

Mar 05 2020 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 8 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 8 is available.
Dec 12 2019 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 7 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 7 is available.
October 11, 2019 Activity Map

Due to security changes within the Adobe Analytics API, it is no longer possible to use the version of Activity Map that is included within AEM.  See Configuring the connection to Adobe Analytics.

The ActivityMap plugin provided by Adobe Analytics should now be used.  

Sep 25, 2019 Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow

You can now reprocess assets in a folder that already has an existing processing profile that you later changed.

See Reprocessing assets in a folder.

Sep 19, 2019 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 6
AEM 6.4 Service Pack 6 (6.4.6.0) is available.
Sep 9, 2019
AEM desktop app AEM desktop app v2.0 is publicly available for creatives, marketers, and line-of-business users, to work with AEM Assets. See the release notes.
Sep 6, 2019 Open-sourcing of AEM 6.4 docs

AEM 6.4 documentation is published from GitHub now. Our readers can not just rate pages and log issues, but even collaborate and contribute to the docs. To contribute, read the code of conduct and contributor guide at https://github.com/AdobeDocs/experience-manager-64.en.

All your updates are available via your pull requests for AEM documentation and product teams to monitor for approval and publishing.

Aug 20, 2019 AEM Assets Smart Tags Know how to update certificate after it expires.
Aug 2, 2019
New PDF rasterizer package A new package is available that helps AEM Assets process heavy AI/PDF files and generate previews and thumbnails.
Jul 03, 2019 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 5 AEM 6.4 Service Pack 5 (6.4.5.0) is available.
Jun 17, 2019 AEM Assets and Creative Cloud integration The best practices are updated with crisp mapping of business requirements, Adobe solution offering, and customer use cases. An infographic is added to make it visually appealing. See AEM Creative Cloud integration best practices.
Jun 3, 2019 Rich Text Editor (RTE)
Added a package in the configuration article with all plug-ins enabled, to be used as a sample configuration. A community member contributed a tutorial on how to create multifield component.
Apr 04, 2019 install-aem-forms-add-on-package AEM 6.4 Service Pack 4 (6.4.4.0) is available.
Feb 22, 2019 Headless Experience Management

For highly customized omnichannel experiences, a headless implementation of AEM can be a preferred alternative to connect with custom front-end applications.

The new Headless Experience Management guide is a central location for all AEM headless topics including content services, SPA, content fragments, experience fragments, and HTTP APIs.

Feb 11, 2019 Collaborative Documentation

The following AEM documentation sets have been migrated to a new collaborative documentation platform.

The content is the same with some improvement in the presentation. More exciting is the new ability to contribute your documentation suggestions via pull requests or issues over GitHub via the Edit this page and Log an issue links on every page. We welcome your input!

Feb 11, 2019 Core Components Release 2.3.0 of the core components is now available, introducing a new Separator Component, improvements to the Image Component, and numerous bug fixes. Also introduced is a new Component Library to make experimenting with the components even easier.
Jan 10, 2019 Experience Fragments Documentation on Target Integration with Experience Fragments, including Deleting an Experience Fragment already exported to Target.
Jan 9, 2019 Troubleshooting Integration Issues A new Troubleshooting Integration Issues page has been added.

AEM 6.3

Date Topic Changes
June 19, 2020 Adobe Experience Manager

At Adobe we aim to use equitable terminology throughout our code, our documentation, and our experiences.

For this reason we have been making a series of updates to this documentation set, and will continue to do so in the future.

Mar 30 2020
Dynamic Media - Smart Imaging

The entire Smart Imaging Help topic was updated with new information.

See Smart Imaging.

Mar 05 2020 AEM 6.3.3.8 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.3.8 for AEM 6.3 is available.
Dec 12 2019 AEM 6.3.3.7 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.3.7 for AEM 6.3 is available.
October 11, 2019 Activity Map

Due to security changes within the Adobe Analytics API, it is no longer possible to use the version of Activity Map that is included within AEM.  See Configuring the connection to Adobe Analytics.

The ActivityMap plugin provided by Adobe Analytics should now be used.

September 25, 2019 AEM 6.3.3.6 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.3.6 for AEM 6.3 is available.
September 9, 2019
AEM Assets Smart Tags Know how to update certificate after it expires.
July 03, 2019 AEM 6.3.3.5 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.3.5 for AEM 6.3 is available.
May 09, 2019 AEM 6.3.3.4 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.3.4 for AEM 6.3 is available.
March 14, 2019 AEM 6.3.3.3 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.3.3 for AEM 6.3 is available.
January 15, 2019 AEM 6.3.3.2 Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.3.2 for AEM 6.3 is available.
January 10, 2019 Experience Fragments Documentation on Target Integration with Experience Fragments.

AEM 6.2

Date Topic Changes
June 19, 2020 Adobe Experience Manager

At Adobe we aim to use equitable terminology throughout our code, our documentation, and our experiences.

For this reason we have been making a series of updates to this documentation set, and will continue to do so in the future.

June 6,  2019 AEM 6.2 Cumulative Fix Pack Cumulative Fix Pack 20 for AEM 6.2 Service Pack 1 is available.

AEM 6.1

Date Topics Changes
June 19, 2020 Adobe Experience Manager

At Adobe we aim to use equitable terminology throughout our code, our documentation, and our experiences.

For this reason we have been making a series of updates to this documentation set, and will continue to do so in the future.

Jan 11, 2019 AEM 6.1 Cumulative Fix Pack Cumulative Fix Pack 18 [1] for AEM 6.1 Service Pack 2 is available.

[1] Last maintenance release for AEM 6.1. 

AEM Assets Brand Portal

Date Topic Changes
June 19, 2020 Adobe Experience Manager

At Adobe we aim to use equitable terminology throughout our code, our documentation, and our experiences.

For this reason we have been making a series of updates to this documentation set, and will continue to do so in the future.

June 04, 2020 Experience Manager Assets Brand Portal 6.4.6.2 release

In Brand Portal 6.4.6.2, the documentation is updated based on the latest Adobe Developer Console workflow to configure Experience Manager Assets with Brand Portal. The release also includes fixes in the Asset Sourcing feature. 

See the following articles for details:

Apr 09, 2020 Configure Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service with Brand Portal 

Brand Portal is now supported with Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service. You can configure a Brand Portal tenant with Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service on Adobe I/O. 

Mar 06, 2020 Configure Experience Manager Assets (on-premise and managed services) with Brand Portal

Documentation is introduced on how to configure Experience Manager Assets with Brand Portal on Adobe I/O for different Experience Manager versions:  

See the following articles for details:

 

Feb 27, 2020 Experience Manager Assets Brand Portal 6.4.6 release In Brand Portal 6.4.6, the authorization channel between Experience Manager Assets and Brand Portal is changed to Adobe I/O. The Brand Portal configuration with Adobe I/O is supported on Experience Manager Assets 6.3 and later.
Dec 20, 2019 Video tutorials and FAQs  Introduced configuration videos and FAQ updates for the Brand Portal users and administrators:
Nov 20, 2019                     Asset Sourcing feature video and configuraiton articles Brand Portal 6.4.5 is a feature release that focuses on providing Brand Portal users (external agencies/teams) with the ability to upload content to Brand Portal and publish to AEM Assets, without needing access to the author environment. This feature is called Asset Sourcing in Brand Portal.
Nov 11, 2019                     Brand Portal FAQs The documentation covers the following major updates:
October 10, 2019                     Asset Sourcing in Brand Portal

Documentation on how to configure Asset Sourcing in AEM Assets and and related articles.

See Asset Sourcing in Brand Portal for the feature documentation.

September 28, 2019 Experience Manager Assets Brand Portal 6.4.5 release

Brand Portal 6.4.5 is a feature release that focuses on providing Brand Portal users (external agencies/teams) with the ability to upload content to Brand Portal and publish to AEM Assets, without needing access to the author environment. This feature is called Asset Sourcing in Brand Portal.

What's New in Brand Portal 6.4.5

August 8, 2019 Experience Manager Assets Brand Portal 6.4.4.7 and 6.4.4.6 release

Hotfixes released in BP 6.4.4.7 and BP 6.4.4.6:

  • BP 6.4.4.7 - Optimize User Sync process to prevent concurrent execution.
  • BP 6.4.4.6 - Performance optimizations for download report generation.

Brand Portal release notes

February 13, 2019 Experience Manager Assets Brand Portal 6.4.4 release    

The Brand Portal 6.4.4 release focuses on enhancements to text search and top customer requests.

The documentation covers the following major updates:

  • Property predicate in Search filter now supports searching for partial phrases.
  • Property predicate in Search Filter now supports wild card (*) searches.

What's new in Brand Portal 6.4.4

Brand Portal release notes

Brand Portal user guide