Adobe Experience Manager 6.4: What’s New?
Adobe Experience Manager continues to innovate with the ability to author rich content faster, utilize machine learning, and deliver more relevant and personalized experiences. Here are the key features of newly launched Adobe Experience Manager 6.4
Style System for Web Components
The Style System feature helps create visual variations of Web Components with zero back-end development. It empowers template authors to configure different styles for a component, so that a single component can be reused on multiples pages with different variations or layouts, hence maximizing design flexibility and minimizing development effort.
Experience Fragments Integration with Adobe Target
Experience Fragments were introduced in AEM 6.3, a powerful feature that allows authors to reuse content across channels within AEM sites or any other external applications. AEM Experience Fragments are reusable layouts or units of components that can live independently.
With AEM 6.4, content authors can create experience fragments in AEM and can easily export to Adobe Target as HTML offers.
AEM Content Fragments & Services
Content Fragments models are the new visual content model editor and a new configurable component to provide flexible HTML output and JSON to include in content services. It helps create, manage, and deliver structured content to any channel.
This feature enables authors to create Content Fragments using Content Fragment models.
Single Page Editor (SPA Editor)
An exciting new feature for AEM, the SPA Editor provides the capability to build a site using your favourite SPA frameworks like React.js or Angular while still providing drag-and-drop, in context editing to marketers.
Content Intelligence – powered by Adobe Sensei
Using intelligent Adobe Sensei algorithms, AEM 6.4 provides the following new content intelligence features:
- Smart Crop & Imaging
- Smart Layouts
- Enhanced Smart Tags
Native support for Adobe Creative Cloud
AEM 6.4 provides new improved Creative Cloud integration via Adobe asset link. It streamlines collaboration between marketers and creatives to collaborate in the content creation process. The Adobe asset link provides a connection to AEM assets directly from Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign – without leaving your tools of choice.
Cloud Manager, a feature of Adobe Managed Cloud Services enables organizations to self-manage Experience Manager in the cloud and provides the following benefits:
- Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery
- Code Inspection, performance testing and security validation
- Automatic, scheduled or manual deployment
Enhanced User Experience
AEM 6.4 has further enhanced the UI to improve user experience as well as to make it easier to use and more productive.
- New content tree rail
- Better experience with the search result page
- New key board shortcuts as well as the ability to disable the shortcuts
- Stop showing the timestamp for all UI
- Improved scrolling experience in card and list view of large folders.
AEM Forms Key Features
The key highlights of the AEM 6.4 Forms release are:
- Multi-channel Interactive Communications
- Data Integration enhancements
- Single-hop upgrade from LiveCycle to Experience Manager Forms 6.4
- Automated Forms conversions of legacy forms to mobile responsive forms for any device.
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