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Release Notes

Each month CrownPeak updates the CMS platform with new features and fixes to improve the performance and usability. These features offer increases performance, portability, or functionality for CMS authors, editors, administrators, and developers. Examples of features include: Dashboards, Digital Asset Management, Integrations for Document / Video Management and many others.



2017 Release Schedule

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The CMS Release occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except December). 
The 2017 scheduled release dates are:

Month Date Time
August 08/16/2017 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST
September 09/20/2017 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST
October 10/18/2017 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST
November 11/15/2017 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST

July 2017 - Bulk Upload

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This month we provide the ability to upload multiple files in V3. The files can be uploaded via the new file option or through the picker when editing an asset. 

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May 2017 - Properties Panels

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The May release present six new Properties Panels to provide expanded Administrator capabilities in V3. The Web Content Optimizer (WCO) Testing Panel which allows for easy viewing of A/B testing variants is also available this month in V3.

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April 2017 - DQM Highlighting and User Administration

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April brings DQM Highlighting and User Administration to V3. The DQM update allows you to see select checkpoint errors while you are using inline editing. This means that you can fix the errors as you edit. The User Administration allows you to manipulate users (add/edit/delete), thus extending the administrator features in V3.

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March 2017 - Set Schedule and Editor Update

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The March CMS update introduces the Set Schedule feature in V3. Reminder: To improve the global user experience, this month, we will move all instance defaults and user settings for the editor to TinyMCE. All users will benefit from this update which will provide a great editing experience and it will enable us to streamline customer support efforts as well.

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February 2017 - V3 Image Editor and In-Line Rich Text Editor News

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The Crownpeak CMS has two WYSIWYG editors available; EditLive! and TinyMCE. Crownpeak considers the use of TinyMCE to be a best practice due to its speed and feature set. To improve the global user experience, in a future release (currently planned for March but subject to change) we will move all instance defaults and user settings for the editor to TinyMCE. Please read the Release Note for more details. 

In the February release, we have seven new features added to V3, most notibly the Image Editor which allows you to edit images on the fly to use in your webpages.

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January 2017 - Project Merge

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The January release brings some new features for the CMS to start the year. This month, Project Merging is available in Volte, and in V3 we have added a multi-select option for workflow so you can publish multiple assets at the same time.

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November 2016 - Site Builder

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This is the last CMS release of the year. The release introduces the Site Builder which can be used to create and move websites between CMS instances.  On the V3 front, the DQM Panel has been added along with 10 additional reports. 

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October 2016 - Dynamic Content

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This month Dynamic Content joing Forms and Targeting Groups in the Test & Targeting section of the CMS. The Dynamic Content page allows you to work with both your snippets and collections.  

As part of the continuing V3 roll-out, several Reports are available for use. 

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September 2016 - V3 Release

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This month, Crownpeak is excited to launch the first phase of its new user interface, V3! This new UserInterface (UI) marks a return to browser based technologies, and an alternative to the Silverlight usedin the Volte UI. We are using all of the latest frameworks like HTML5, Angular and Bootstrap and havemade some updates to the way the system works to help make managing your content easier thanbefore. 

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July 2016 - Rebranding and Render Once

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Crownpeak, the leader in Digital Experience (DXM) and Digital Quality Management (DQM), introduces new branding which signifies the final phase of integration with ActiveStandards since merging in April. You will get the same great product only with an updated brand look.

To ensure that all servers will be updated as soon as the publishing event occurs. We have added the Render Once, Publish Many feature which allows users to publish to multiple servers while using a single publishing package.

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June 2016 - Database as a Service

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The CMS release this month offers updates to Database as a ervice (DaaS).  These updates include allowing you to manage your database after the hosting work has been completed. This alleviates the need to contact CrownPeak for any changes thus speeding up your process.

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May 2016 - Support Community

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CrownPeak is proud to introduce our new community, powered by Salesforce.com, which provides a user portal for managing support cases, tracks entitlements against your support plan and links cases to entitlements as well as provides email status updates.

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May 2016 - Digital Quality Management

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This month highlights three exciting features of the CMS: an updated integration of Digital Quality Management (DQM) into the CMS, Project Branching Comparison and CrownPeak Package Deploy.

  • DQM - allows you to check your website for issues against your personalized checkpoints
  • Project Branching Comparison -  comparison between Project branches, mimicing the capability of asset version compare.
  • CrownPeak Package Deploy -  allows in-house developed business logic to be deployed alongside a CrownPeak-managed presentation layer for the ultimate in dynamic, multi-channel digital experience solutions

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April 2016 - Search G2

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This month's CMS release bring some exciting updates to CrownPeak's Search G2.  Updates have been made to the CMS Administration Screens to allow for easier use.  Additionally, Realtime Indexing has been added to Search G2 to enhance capability.

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March 2016 - HubSpot Integration

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HubSpot is marketing automation software offering inbound marketing, SEO blogging and social media tools.  This month CrownPeak adds HubSpot integration which provides direct access to the leads generated in CrownPeak forms.

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February 2016 - Project Branching

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The February CMS release introduces Project Branching and reCAPTCHA on Forms. 

Project Branching allows for the branched assets to be edited and manipulated while not affecting the Live asset. 

reCAPTCHA assists in minimizing the use of robots filling out form data, thus ensuring the data was entered by a real user.

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January 2016 - Debug Console

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In the January release, the new Debug Console is available in Volte. The Debug Console is built into the CMS to allow users to analyze their code without requiring any additional tools. This capability is very useful when trying to determine why assets are not working as expected.

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December 2015 - Customer Support Desk

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CrownPeak now offers a customer support desk website for your CMS, WCO, Search and Web Hosting requests.  Choose from a list of over 25 standard request types.  Easy to complete forms ensure all the necessary information is included in the request.  Regular status updates available through the website and via email. Includes a secure method for sharing attachments

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November 2015 - Funnel Dashboard

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The November CMS release introduces the Funnel Dashboard. The Funnel Dashboard is used in conjunction with the Web Content Optimizer (WCO). Your Testing & Targeting efforts within your website can be analyzed by using the series of widgets available on the Funnel Dashboard.

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October 2015 - Targeting Groups

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This month continues our series of Web Content Optimizer (WCO) updates within the CMS. The Targeting Group management has been redesigned for the authoring experience. This feature enables editors to easily create, save, and apply Targeting Groups to content variations on any page of your website, allowing you to optimize and personalize your visitors’ web experience.

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September 2015 - Creating Custom Reports with Advanced Search

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The September release features an update to Advanced Search in the CMS. This update allows you to save your search criteria with a unique name and later reopen it as a report. These reports can be downloaded as a comma separated value (CSV) file to allow for additional analysis. In addition, the document connectors have been updated based on recent customer feedback.

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August 2015 - Instance Tuning

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The August release showcases improvements to the CMS based on recent requests from customers. We start with the addition of tools to diagnose and maintain the performance of your CMS Instance. We also have updates to the WCO Form Builder and the Component Library based on your feedback. Keep sending your comments to support@crownpeak.com and we will continue to add the most popular suggestions into our product roadmap.

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July 2015 - WCO Form Builder

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This month starts a series of Web Content Optimization (WCO) updates within the CMS. We begin with a redesign of the WCO Form Builder in the authoring experience. This updated feature enables editors to easily create, save, and reuse forms on landing pages and other parts of your website needing a call to action

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June 2015 - Component Library

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The June release highlights updates to the Component Library, Digital Asset Management (DAM), and Advanced Search.  The CrownPeak Component Library is a Framework and a CrownPeak CMS Extension that allows users to build new page types and change site designs without any template code.

   

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May 2015 - Asset Comparison Tool

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The May release offers two powerful new features ideal for both authors and developers alike. They are: The Asset Comparison tool and integration support for Pattern Lab as part of a component library in your CMS instance. 

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March 2015 - Kaltura

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Our March release contains something for everyone with three new feature updates: The CMS Kaltura™ Integration plus updates to both the Lasso Tool and the CMS Application Programming Interface (API) Documentation.

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January 2015 - Document Management

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2015 promises to be an exciting year for the CMS with new features planned for every month. We kick off the New Year with three new features: Document Management Integration, Workflow Versioning, and updated to our Application Programming Interface (API) Documentation.

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November 2014 - Projects & Sites

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This is the last release for 2014 as there is no scheduled update for December. This year, CrownPeak has added more than 2,000 updates to the CMS platform in 11 monthly releases. In this release, we highlight three important features designed to improve the developer experience. They are: Projects & Sites for team-based development; Rendering Performance Data; and Application Programming Interface (API) documentation updates.

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September 2014 - Active Standards

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The feature of the month is the Active Standards integration. Active Standards is an enterprise website governance product that can check your site for issues with links, grammar and correct use of brand language. This integration offers CMS users with an Active Standards account the ability to submit web site pages in the [Stage] and [Live] workflow states. CMS users will see the results of over 50 quality and compliance checks in the right side "Integrations" accordion window.

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