We live in interesting times when it comes to our relationship with other people through their digital devices. Increasingly, the interactions, conversations and bonds companies form with their customers are happening digitally. What started as a trickle to websites through desktop computers has grown into a stampede across glass screens of all shapes and sizes on devices that are tucked neatly in back pockets, span a wall at a venue or are strapped to our wrists.
- What's new and how to get started with AEM 6.0
- Details on the new features and functionalities
- Deep dive into Sightly, the new templating language, Components, Syntax, New Dialog Boxes, Testing, Sling IDE and Brackets, MSM, Machine Translation, new UX for live copy and language copy, and Forms
- The architecture behind AEM Sites and options to best configure your implantations for scalability and performance
- Advantages and disadvantages of both Clustering and Replicated Models
- New tools and dashboards to make system administration of AEM Sites simpler and more automated
- How to migrate or upgrade current instillations of AEM
- Adobe Consulting will wrap up the course with a Q & A session to answer any questions you have on AEM6.0
- Francois Le Droff and Nicolas Peltier will be delivering a Chef Master Class, explaining how you can automate your AEM deployments.
- Adam Pazik and Mike Tilburg will share the secrets of Adobe’s AEM Managed Services, such as how to optimise AEM operations for a cloud-hosted solution.
- Anthony Rumsey will explain how to use AEM content in your native applications
- Bruce Lefebvre will dig into the guts of AEM apps, explaining how mobile apps are made and managed in AEM
- John Fait will deconstruct AEM’s Digital Publishing Suite integration and explain content sync, multi-site management and more
Following the launch of AEM6.0 we are proud to announce a 2 day training course just for AEM customers and partners. The course sessions will enable you to understand all the new features that make AEM6.0 the best release yet. See the schedule here.
You will learn;
The world wide “Digital Now to Next World Tour" is designed to help you take your digital marketing implementations to the next level. Find out more information or to register please go here.
Sometimes, customers want to use more sophisticated widgets while capturing data from the end user in order to improve their overall data entry experience. For example, instead of making user type the digits for numeric fields, customer might want to show a slider to capture data. Similarly, they might want to present data in more intuitive way to end user like when showing the address to end user, they might like to show him the address on map instead of just as text.
Adaptive Forms allows developers to build custom widgets which can integrate with rest of the Forms eco system and still support all the business rules (aka expressions) that Form Author might write for that field. Once a developer deploys these custom widgets, AEM Form author can easily enable that for any particular form field using Adaptive Form Field properties Dialog in Form Authoring mode. The widget framework has been taken from AEM XFA HTML5 Forms (aka AEM Mobile Forms), the approach to use the custom widgets is same as in Adobe XFA HTML5 Forms. The XFA HTML5 Form Widget Specification provides good details about Widget Framework. One can use reuse existing jquery or other ui widgets by creating a wrapper around those widgets that adheres to the Form Widget specification. This specification provides a basic widget(abstractWidget) and defines certain function that custom widget may override and certain events that it should dispatch, more details here.
Last week’s Web Experience Management (WEM) Wednesday webinar, ”Quickly Launch Marketing Campaigns in the Cloud” showcased how, by leveraging Adobe Experience Manager in the cloud, you can focus on what you do best—delivering innovative and engaging marketing campaigns. Thank you to everyone who joined us from the community!
Our experts, Chris Nguyen (@chrisnguyen), Mitch Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Mike Tilburg discussed and demonstrated how Adobe Managed Services capabilities allows for you to quickly organize, manage, and launch marketing campaigns and digital properties leveraging the cloud – reducing time to market and alleviating the burden on your IT department. They also shared top considerations and best practices for you to think about when managing your business in the cloud.
If you missed the live webinar, we’ve now got you covered with an on-demand version. Check it out here.
And, don’t miss our next WEM Wednesday webinar on July 30 at 10am PT to learn more about Experience-driven commerce, specifically how to build and optimize for the mobile shopping experience so you can give your customers what they want. We’ll share more details as the date nears, but in the meantime, please register here to join us.
With the introduction of Sightly in AEM6, I often get the question: "but what about clientlibs?, how do we do that with Sightly"
In this article I will explain you how you can use clientlibs in Sightly.
With less than a week to go, we’re getting really excited about our next Adobe developer event. What can you expect from the Connect Web Experience conference in Basel next week? Aside from great conversations with AEM users, developers, and Adobe engineers, there’ll be some great presentations too.
We’ve got talks from right across the AEM ecosystem, but here’s just a few of the Adobe sessions described in recent blog posts:
We also have a mobile trifecta, where we’ll dive even deeper into mobile concepts introduced at previous events:
And finally, Bertrand’s keynote is a plea for simplicity. Is AEM rocket science or as easy as riding a bike? Bertrand will explain the value of simplicity with some tales from the trenches.
You can expect plenty of live coding demos, lots of hands-on experience, and a relaxed atmosphere where the focus is on increasing your AEM know-how. Tickets are going fast, so don’t miss out: register now.
I’m currently working on my keynote for next week’s Connect – Web Experience 2014 conference in Basel and very much looking forward to it! Last year’s conference was excellent, and this year’s schedule looks very exciting.
My keynote is about the value of simplicity in software – including a few tales from the trenches.
We like to think of what we build with AEM as large enterprise systems, with complex requirements. Intricate workflows. Rocket science.
However, when you think about it, our systems are “just” HTTP request processors, that manipulate atomic pieces of content in a content repository.
Imagine arriving at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. A friendly bellman smiles and rushes to take your bags. The front desk clerk welcomes you by name and hands you keys to a poolside suite. In your room a welcome packet is waiting for you, suggesting activities tailored to your interests. During dinner the sommelier recommends a new vintage the staff is sure you’ll love. They all remembered and you feel like a rock star.
Can you picture it? Although few of us have stayed at a 5-diamond property, we all can imagine what that experience would be like. Personalization is the hallmark of luxury in travel and entertainment.
In fact, personalization is listed as one of the top criteria when AAA grants a 5-diamond rating:
CONNECT Web Experience (formally CQCON) is less than 2 weeks away and I'm thrilled to be presenting this year. I'll be speaking about developing interactive content-centric mobile apps with Adobe Experience Manager’s (AEM) Integration with DPS.
Not so long ago AEM shipped with a new mobile channel for your AEM content and there's more on its way in the AEM6.0 release. This integration can help extend your branded experience across mobile devices and build better brand loyalty. AEM's integration with DPS provides AEM authors a cost-effective method to create, manage and produce content-centric apps for mobile.
I hope you'll join me at CONNECT Web Experience in Basel on the 25th and 26th of June where I’ll be discussing the DPS integration in more detail. We'll take a look the solution's architecture and how it uses and extends existing and familiar AEM concepts such as Mobile Content Sync, MSM and more. I'll dig into how Content Sync works and contributes to AEM's mobile offerings and introduce the new multi-folio support. We'll also build mobile/folio optimized components to make delivering to multiple device much easier in a responsive and adaptive way.
You can learn more about the event, read up on all of the sessions, and register to attend here. You will even have the opportunity to prove your expertise. Adobe is offering an AEM Developer Certification Exam Session on 24th June learn more here.
I hope to see you in Basel the birth place of AEM!
I love the movie 50 First Dates, and not just because I am a closet Adam Sandler fan. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s a movie about a girl with no short-term memory who meets a guy determined to make her fall in love with him, no matter how many times she forgets him.
I love this far-fetched storyline because it draws some strange parallels to my daily life as a digital marketer thinking about customer experience. A customer interacting with you on social media forgets or at least is easily distracted. People might ask a question on Twitter, participate in a Facebook contest, and then repin one of your products on their Pinterest page—all before they browse your site. They come back a few times, but to them, it might still feel like their first interaction with your brand.
- Adobe a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, Q3, 2014
- Get in-depth hands on training from Adobe Experience Manager Experts
- AEM Forms: Using Custom Widget in Adaptive Form
- Latest Monthly WEM Webinar Now On-demand: Quickly Launch Marketing Campaigns in the Cloud.
- Sightly and clientlibs