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What’s New for Oracle Content and Experience

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September 2019

What’s New in Oracle Content and Experience

19.3.3 (Universal Credit Model) — September 2019

Feature Role Description
Desktop app supports Apple File System (APFS) All users The desktop app now supports Apple File System (APFS) on a Macintosh in addition to the previously supported HFS+. See Desktop App Overview in Managing Content with Oracle Content and Experience.
Smart content All users Smart search analyzes images and returns relevant images without the need for manual tagging. This improves the discoverability of images without having to painstakingly tag images. Smart authoring recommends the right images during the authoring process. Users don't need to tag or search for images; images will be recommended based on the intent expressed in the current article. See Understand Smart Content in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Allow multiple values for large text fields Asset users You can now allow multiple values for large text fields in a content type. See Create and Share Content Types and Data Fields in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Group related fields in a content type Asset users You can group related fields to make it easier for contributors to work with content item forms. See Create and Share Content Types in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Bulk copy assets in a collection Repository administrators If you manage more than one repository, you can bulk copy assets from a collection in one repository you manage to another. See Create and Manage Asset Repositories in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Full-text search for digital assets Asset users Users can search the full text of digital assets such as PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, and other text documents. See Search, Filter, and Sort Assets in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Content item preview on external site by slug Asset users You can now add a slug placeholder for content item preview on an external site. See Create and Share Content Types in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Specific template approvers Site administrators Select specific people who can approve site requests created from a template. See Change Template Policies in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Process Start Form component improvements Site developers There have been several improvements to the Process Start Form component:
  • You can now use a process start form in a public site by selecting a proxy server.
  • Use the default version of a process instead of selecting a specific version so that you don't have to update the component when the process is updated.

See Process Start Form in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.

Publish options for site assets Site administrators When you publish changes to a site, you can publish all assets targeted to the site's channel or just the assets that are used on the site pages. See Publish Site Changes in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Updated Cloud Console and My Services Dashboard Administrators The Cloud Console and My Services Dashboard have been updated to provide a more unified customer experience. The Cloud Console is now called Infrastructure Console. The My Services Dashboard is now called Infrastructure Classic Console. These updates enhance and simplify managing your Oracle Cloud services, but the placement for several key navigational actions have changed. Please see our announcement blog post for a list of changes and improvements.
Oracle Content and Experience instances running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Administrators Use the Infrastructure Console to create, manage, and view your Oracle Cloud resources. See Deploy Oracle Content and Experience in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Migration of an Oracle Content and Experience subscription to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure native OCI environment Administrators Enjoy the benefits and advances of Oracle's cloud platform in the future. See Migrate Oracle Content and Experience to 2nd Generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit Improvements Developers

The Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit command-line interface (CLI) has been enhanced to provide the following features:

  • Test to production: Upload, download, and share files and folders, including uploading and downloading files within themes, sites, and components.
  • Test to production: New site resource permissions audit and usage report.
  • Password encryption for registered servers.

See Use the cec Command-Line Utility in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Create Source in Your Local File System Developers The gradle setup for the Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit has been replaced with creating a source tree and registering servers. See Create Source in Your Local File System.
Pass a CSS Style Sheet to Process Cloud Service Developers You can control the look of a PCS process start form in a site by passing CSS information through the design.css file in a theme. See Pass a CSS Style Sheet to Process Cloud Service in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Start the Default Version of a PCS Process Developers You can start the default version of a PCS process and view a sorted list of PCS start forms to choose from. See Start the Default Version of a PCS Process.
Set Whether Custom Styles Can Be Used in a Site Developers A setting in a theme's components.json file specifies whether custom styling can be done in Site Builder. This setting prevents content contributors from changing the style of a site when building it. See Create a Theme in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Customization of the common UI for custom content connectors Developers The common UI for content connectors supports customizations, which you can define in the connector configuration. The common picker reads UI Settings for a connector. See Content Picker in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
New user assistance content All users The following new videos are available:

19.3.2 (Universal Credit Model) — August 2019

Feature Role Description
Billing Limits settings Administrators For Oracle Content and Experience running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), you can specify the limits at which you want to be notified for billing metrics. See Configure Billing Limits Settings in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
YouTube content connector All users Create and configure a YouTube content connector to a third-party content repository. See Configure a YouTube Content Connector in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Google Drive content connector All users The Google API service and privacy policy applies to use of the Google Drive content connector. See Google API Service and Privacy Policy in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Authentication for REST APIs Developers Basic authentication for REST APIs is no longer supported. All REST API endpoints should be invoked with an OAuth token for the individual user. A random ID is generated when a social endpoint, such as /social/api/v1/connections, is invoked with an OAuth token. See "Using OAuth" under "Authenticate" in REST API for Conversations.
Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit Developers More command-line interface (CLI) commands have been added to the list of commands. See Use the cec Command-Line Utility in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Content JS SDK Developers Oracle Content and Experience Content JS SDK (NodeJS and Browser) is released on GitHub. See Oracle Technology Network/Middleware/Content and Experience/Downloads .
Above the Fold Rendering Developers Rendering information for Above the Fold has been updated. See Above the Fold (ATF) Rendering in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

19.3.1 (Universal Credit Model) — July 2019

Feature Role Description
Welcome email All users The welcome email for Oracle Content and Experience users is now customized to each user's role, such as tenant administrator, enterprise user, and standard user. See Provide Sign In and Get Started Information to Users in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
View annotations on content items from your mobile app Asset users You can now view annotations on content items from your mobile app. See Use Assets with iOS and Use Assets with Android in Managing Content with Oracle Content and Experience
Publish taxonomies Content administrators Publish taxonomies to selected channels when you’re ready to make asset categorization information available publicly. See Create and Manage Taxonomies in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Copy assets from one repository to another Repository managers Repository managers can copy assets from one repository to another. See View and Manage Digital Assets and View and Manage Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Default language for localization policy Repository administrators Set a default (fallback) language for assets and sites. See Create Localization Policies in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Configure template access (with site governance enabled) Site administrators If you have site governance enabled, you can select who can use a template to create sites. See Change Template Status or Audience in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Embedded content (JSON) data field in content types Content administrators Add a JSON field to content types using the new Embedded Content data field. See Data Fields in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Content form view is the default for viewing content items Asset users When viewing a content item, you see it in Content Form View by default. See View and Manage Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Enhanced order by options for Content List component Site developers Sort your content list by the content type's date, number, or decimal fields, or enter your own custom sort expression. See Content List in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Search for pages in Site Builder Site developers If you have a large number of pages in your sites, you can now easily find a page in Site Builder by searching for it. See Navigate to a Page in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Add child pages in-place in Site Builder Site developers Add child pages in-place to a page in Site Builder's site tree. See Add Pages in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Pin filter and search options in Adobe Creative Cloud extension Asset users Pin the filter options and search criteria to the Assets view in Adobe Creative Cloud extension. See Use the Adobe Creative Cloud Extension in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
REST API for Sites Management Developers A new REST API is available for managing sites in Oracle Content and Experience. See Overview of the REST API for Sites Management in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Test to production with command-line tools Developers With the Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit command-line interface, you can propagate changes from development to test to production. See Propagate Changes from Test to Production with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

19.2.3 (Universal Credit Model) — June 2019

Feature Role Description
Connector content type mapping Administrators You can map asset metadata from third-party providers to data fields in content types. You can do this automatically or manually. See Create Content Types for a Connector and Map Source Metadata to a Content Type in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Add connectors to repositories Repository administrators You can choose the connectors to use with your repository. When you add connectors, repository users will be able to add content from those third-party cloud storage providers. See Create and Share Asset Repositories in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Create and copy enterprise sites with governance Site administrators In addition to standard sites, you can now also create and copy enterprise sites when governance is enabled. See Create Sites with Site Governance and Copy a Site with Governance in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience .
Publish all items targeted to site channel Site administrators When you publish changes to a site, all assets targeted to the site's channel will be published. For example, if you have a list that references content items that aren't directly part of the site, the referenced assets will also be published. See Publish Site Changes in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Include updates when copying a site Site creators You can now include updates when you copy a site so that any outstanding updates are copied from the original site to the copied site. See Copy a Site with Governance and Copy a Site without Governance in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Add annotations to sites and assets Site creators and asset users You can use annotations to add comments about a specific part of a site or asset. See Quick Tour of Site Builder, View and Manage Digital Assets, and View and Manage Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Asset workflow in the Adobe Creative Cloud Extension Asset users You can submit assets for review, approve assets, or reject assets from the Adobe Creative Cloud Extension. See Use the Adobe Creative Cloud Extension in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Bulk delete of assets Asset users You can select multiple assets to delete at the same time. See View and Manage Digital Assets and View and Manage Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Collaborate on digital assets from your mobile device Mobile asset users Collaborate on digital assets from your mobile device, using conversations and annotations. See Use Assets with iOS and Use Assets with Android in Managing Content with Oracle Content and Experience.
Select multiple content types for references Content administrators When you add a reference field to a content type, you can allow multiple select content types. Previously you could select one content type, or all content types were available. See Create and Share Content Types and Data Fields in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Add new mandatory fields to content types with existing content Content administrators You can add new mandatory fields to content types with existing content. The next time a user edits an existing content item, they'll be required to complete the new mandatory data field. See Create and Share Content Types in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Rename a field in a content type Content administrators You can rename a field in a content type as long as no associated content items have already been published. See Create and Share Content Types in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Site translation with a Language Service Provider Developers You can translate a site for multiple languages using Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit and a Language Service Provider. See Translate a Site with a Language Service Provider in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Sites Toolkit renamed Developers The Sites Toolkit has been renamed to Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit. See Develop with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
OAuth 2 support Repository administrators and developers You can enable OAuth 2 support on a secure publishing channel. See Channels REST Endpoints in REST API for Content Management.

19.2.2 (Universal Credit Model) — May 2019

Feature Role Description
Updated analytics user interface All users The analytics user interface has been streamlined. See Analyze Service Usage in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
OneDrive content connector Administrators and asset users An authorized application for a OneDrive content connector must provide a link where end users can revoke privileges. See Configure a OneDrive Content Connector in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Add annotations to digital assets Asset users Add annotations to digital assets to communicate questions, changes needed, and such. See View and Manage Digital Assets in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Properties panel for assets Asset users View asset properties in a side panel. See View and Manage Digital Assets and View and Manage Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Adobe Creative Cloud plug-in improvements Asset users Switch between the latest version of an asset and the published version. Package logs for troubleshooting. See Use the Adobe Creative Cloud Extension in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Updated template details user interface for site administrators Site administrators If you're a site administrator, the template details user interface has been updated so site administrators can view details and policies in one place. See Change Template Policies in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Improved site publishing Site administrators When you publish a site, translations for excluded languages won't be published, and any existing translations that become excluded by an updated localization policy will be removed from the published site. When you delete site pages and publish the site, the site pages and their translations will be removed from the published site. When you publish a site, site strings and assets will be validated to make sure that all languages required by the associated localization policy are included in the site. See Publish Site Changes in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Copy category in a taxonomy Content administrators When creating or editing a taxonomy, you can copy a category and all its children. See Create and Manage Taxonomies in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Site index creation Developers Index an MLS site with a Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit command. See Index a Multilingual Site with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Site map creation Developers Generate a site map for an MLS site with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit. See Generate a Site Map for a Multilingual Site in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Translation support Developers Create a new site or asset translation job in Oracle Content and Experience with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit. See Create a New Site or Asset Translation Job in the OCE Server in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Component creation Developers Create a simplified component with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit for easier component development. See Create a Simplified Component for Easy Component Development in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

19.2.1 (Universal Credit Model) — April 2019

Feature Role Description
Authentication for REST API for Conversations or REST API for Users and Groups Developers Social endpoints are no longer supported to work with basic authentication. All social endpoints should be invoked with an OAuth token for the individual user. A random ID is generated when a social endpoint, such as /social/api/v1/connections, is invoked with an OAuth token. See "Using OAuth" under "Authenticate" in REST API for Conversations.
Multilingual site templates Sites developers Save a multilingual site as a template and then use it to create new multilingual site. See Create a Template from a Site in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Translate site assets Site developers Create a translation job to translate only the assets used in a site. See Translate a Site in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Email notification for taxonomy promotion Asset users Oracle Content and Experience will send out email notifications to repository managers and contributors when a taxonomy associated with the repository is promoted. See Create and Manage Taxonomies in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Sidebar panel updates for assets Asset users Several new panels have been added to the sidebar while viewing assets: Tags, Channels, Collections, and Analytics. See View and Manage Digital Assets or View and Manage Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Edit images in Site Builder Site developers You can edit images while editing a site in Site Builder. See Edit an Image in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Preview content items in websites Asset users Content item creators can preview what a content item will look like in selected site pages. See Create and Share Content Types and Create Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Format menu for title and paragraph components Site developers Set the paragraph format for text in title and paragraph components. See Titles and Paragraphs in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Commit site updates without publishing the site Site developers Commit site updates to the base site without publishing the changes to the site. See Use an Update and Publish Site Changes in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Add watermarks to digital assets Asset users Add watermarks to digital assets. See Edit an Image in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Copy standard sites with site governance enabled Site developers When site governance is enabled, you can now copy standard sites. See Manage Sites and Site Settings in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Specify additional URL parameters for site pages Site developers Specify additional URL parameters in site page links in title, paragraph, button, image, gallery, and gallery grid components. See Use Built-In Components in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Delete site requests from deprovisioned users Site administrators Site administrators can delete failed site requests from deprovisioned users. See Manage Site Requests in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Markup editor in content item editor Site administrators and asset users Content type creators can select the markup editor for Text and Long Text fields in content types.
Custom content connector Administrators and developers The administration interface for custom content connectors has been updated. See Create and Configure a Custom Connector in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.

The interface for registering custom content connectors has been updated. See Register the Connector in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit Developers Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit is released on GitHub. See Add Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit to the Project Code in a New GIT Repository in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
React starter site Developers The Starter Site CLI is released on GitHub. See Starter Site CLI for React Development in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

19.1.5 (Universal Credit Model and Mobile Apps) — March 2019

Feature Role Description
Manage asset approval in mobile apps Asset users Mobile app users with the appropriate permissions can now review an asset in workflow to either approve or reject it. See Use Assets with iOS or Use Assets with Android in Managing Content with Oracle Content and Experience.
Adobe Creative Cloud extension Asset users Use the assets stored in Oracle Content and Experience in your Adobe Creative Cloud applications, such as Photoshop. See Use the Adobe Creative Cloud Extension in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Asset categorization Asset users Create taxonomies of hierarchical categories to organize your assets and to help users find assets by drilling down into the area they're working on. See Create and Manage Taxonomies in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.

Note: Taxonomies are available only in Oracle Content and Experience, not Oracle Content and Experience-Classic.

Light-weight image editing Asset users Crop, rotate, or flip an image, or change the format, background color, or image quality. Then save the new image as a new rendition, a new version, or a completely new asset. See Edit an Image in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Translate assets with sites Asset users and site developers Create translation jobs that include a site's targeted assets as well as the pages and structure of the site. See Translate a Site in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Improved asset publishing validation Asset users When you publish assets, the validation results now list not only the status of the selected assets, but also any associated translations and any dependent assets. The information about why an asset failed validation has also been improved. See Publish Assets in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Add specific rendition of image to a site Asset users and site developers When you add a digital asset to a site, you can select a specific rendition of the image, and you can have the latest version of the asset published along with the site.
Sites and channels analytics dashboard Administrators You can see usage, utilization, and traffic analytics for your created sites and channels. See View the Sites & Channels Analytics Dashboard in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Content connector improvements Administrators and developers Use the connector framework to delete a disabled connector. Assign connector tags to assets pulled from a connector. Provide additional connector configuration for a custom picker UI. See Delete a Connector, Enable a Connector, and Create and Configure a Custom Connector in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.

Download a sample content connector and SDK. Change the connection timeout values in the config.cfg file. See Download the CEC Connector Sample and SDK and Register the Connector in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

19.1.3 (Universal Credit Model) — February 2019

Feature Role Description
Site governance Administrators and site developers Site governance makes it easy for business users to create sites that conform to company policy and gives site administrators an easy way to control and track sites from a centralized location. See Understand Site Governance in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience and Configure Sites and Assets Settings in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Multilingual sites Administrators and site developers Download site files for easy translation outside of Oracle Content and Experience, then import the translated files. See Translate a Site in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.

Enable multilingual translations of custom components for sites. See Develop Translatable Components for Multilingual Sites in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Image rendition support Administrators and asset users You can upload custom renditions of your images to suit the channel they’re published to (mobile, tablet, web, etc.). You can also configure the maximum number of custom renditions per asset. See Configure Sites and Assets Settings in Administering Oracle Content and Experience and Manage Image Renditions in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Oracle WebCenter Content asset connector Administrators and asset users Browse for assets stored in Oracle WebCenter Content. See Configure WebCenter Content and OCE for the WCC Connector in Administering Oracle Content and Experience and Add and Remove Assets in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Custom connectors Administrators, asset users, and developers Create and configure a custom connector to a third-party content repository. See Create and Configure a Custom Connector in Administering Oracle Content and Experience and Add and Remove Assets in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.

Use the connector framework to implement a custom connector based on the Pexels connector reference implementation. See Develop Content Connectors in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Analytics content metrics Content contributors Content contributors can view content metrics on the Analytics dashboard for any repositories in which they have the Contributor role. If they can contribute to a repository, they can see metrics for all assets, collections, and channels for that repository. See Content Operations in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
New REST API for Content Management Developers A new REST API for Content Management is now available. This REST API provides access to manage assets in Oracle Content and Experience, including content items as well as digital assets and their renditions. See REST API for Content Management.
Index site pages Developers Use Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit to create content items for text on site pages and to enable page search for a site. See Index Site Pages with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
React starter site Developers Use the Starter Site CLI to get started with React development quickly. Build configuration is not required. See Starter Site CLI for React Development in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

19.1.3 (Traditional Cloud Account) — February 2019

Feature Role Description
Stability improvements All users General stability improvements have been made to enhance product use.

18.4.5 (Universal Credit Model and Mobile Apps) — December 2018

Feature Role Description
Home page in web client and mobile apps All users The web client and mobile apps now have a Home option in the navigation menu. The home page shows links to learn more about features and lists your most recently accessed items. See Quick overview of your browser Documents page in Managing Content with Oracle Content and Experience.
Assets translation jobs Assets users Manage translation jobs through the Translation Jobs page. See Manage Translation Jobs in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience .
Conversations on Assets, Content Items, and Sites Sites and assets users Associate conversations with assets, content items, and sites. See Use Conversations in Managing Content with Oracle Content and Experience.
Customize rich-text editor toolbar Content administrators Customize the toolbar in the rich-text editor in content types. See Customize the Rich-Text Editor Toolbar in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience .
VBCS Integration (sample forms) Developers and sites users Use VBCS and DevCS to develop forms for CEC sites, and use the forms on CEC sites. See Visual Builder Cloud Service Apps in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Change in administrator roles Administrators and developers Users with a Manager role within at least one repository can use the Content option on the Analytics Dashboard to view content metrics within the system. A service administrator can add web analytics tracking snippets for sites, and a site administrator can revise them for individual sites and pages. A developer can use the Administration Integrations menu to integrate Oracle Content and Experience with apps and other services. See View Content Metrics, Add Web Analytics Tracking Snippets to Sites and Pages, and Integrate the Service in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Content list query Developers Developers can expand macros in content list queries for marketers to use. See Expand Macros in Content List Queries in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Content layout Developers Pass the layout category value to a content layout. See Pass Layout Category to a Content Layout in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Section layout Developers Developers can create section layouts that support lazy load. See Create a Section Layout That Supports Lazy Load in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Analytics enhancements to Documents Usage Log Administrators The Documents Usage Log report now includes the parent path of the file or folder and the GUID of the file or folder. See Run Reports in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Connectors to cloud storage providers Administrators Content and Experience Cloud provides preconfigured content connectors for Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox, which a service administrator can enable through the Administration Integrations interface. See Enable a Connector in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Unified user management Administrators Give the integration user access to all sites and templates. See User Roles in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.

18.4.3 (Universal Credit Model) — November 2018

Feature Role Description
Updated web client interface Sites and assets users The sites, templates, and assets user interface has been updated with new views. See Quick Tour of the Sites Home Page, Manage Templates, and Quick Overview of the Asset Page in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Export and import assets Repository administrators Export assets for easy translation outside of Oracle Content and Experience, then import the translated files. See Localize Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
Import content from third-party tools Repository administrators Import content into your asset repository from third-party tools like Dropbox, Google, and OneDrive. See Configure Content Connectors to Cloud Storage Providers in Administering Oracle Content and Experience and Add and Remove Assets in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
New and improved analytics Administrative users There are new and improved analytics:
Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit Developers You can now download Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit and set it up on your local machine to develop with Oracle Developer Cloud Service. See Develop with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS) Developers The template VBCSSamplesTemplate.zip has been added to Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit so you can integrate VBCS apps for forms and charts with Oracle Content and Experience. See Visual Builder Cloud Service Apps in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience

18.4.1 (Universal Credit Model) — October 2018

Feature Role Description
OCI Storage Cloud Service Support Instance administrators OCI Storage Cloud Service Support for new Content & Experience Cloud instances on OCI is now available. See Create an Oracle Content and Experience Cloud Instance with a Universal Credits Subscription in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
General improvements All users General stability improvements have been made to enhance product use.

18.3.5 (Universal Credit Model) — September 2018

Feature Role Description
Additional sizing options Sites users You can now use alternate sizing for many components, such as galleries or images. Size can continue to be specified in pixels or you can use other units such as those in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). See Adjust the Size of Components in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience
Site Editor navigation changes Sites users The sidebar navigation menu has changed when editing a site. You can now access your assets directly from the menu, as well as access different types of components from the menu. See Quick Overview of the Site Editor in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience
Customized themes can be created Sites developers Developers can create themes that use a specific subset of components. These “themed components” can be accessed via the component menu in the site builder. See Understand Themes in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience and Associate Components with Themes in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience

Release 18.3.3 (Universal Credit Model and Mobile Apps) — August 2018

Feature Roles Description
New asset repository model All users Repository administrators can now create multiple repositories, each of which has its own policies for publishing and translation. See Understand Asset Repositories in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.

Developers can now use the asset repository with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit, the Developer Cloud Service integration. See Develop with Oracle Content and Experience Toolkit in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Migrating current asset repositories to new repository model Repository administrators Repository administrators can migrate their existing asset repositories to the new repository model following instructions detailed in Migrate from Traditional Digital Assets to New Digital Assets in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
New user roles All users Two new user roles – Repository Administrator and Developer – have been added, and the roles documentation has been improved. See Roles in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Changes to menu structure All former users The navigation options for the service have been simplified. What you see depends on the role you’ve been assigned and whether your service is a standard service or an enterprise service.
  • File management features are shown by clicking Documents.
  • Conversation-related features are accessed by clicking Conversations.
  • All site-building features are accessed by clicking Sites.
  • Digital assets are shown by clicking Assets.
  • Templates, themes, and layouts are accessed by clicking Developer.
  • Service-related statistics are accessed by clicking Analytics.

If you’ve been assigned an administrative role, additional options include Settings, used to set service-wide settings, and Assets, used to set up repositories, content types, channels, and localization policies.

People, Groups, Collections, Content Items All former users These features are now incorporated into other menu structures:
  • To view individual People, simply click the person’s avatar in a conversation.
  • The Groups feature is now accessed through your user menu.
  • Collections are now managed in individual repositories.
  • Content items are managed in individual repositories. Content types can be created by administrators by clicking Assets on the Administration menu.
Multilingual translations All users Content administrators can set translation policies which can be used to add multiple languages for content items. See Localize Content Items in Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience.
New JET starter template Sites users There is now an Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit) template that can be used to create a site. JET is a modular, open source toolkit using a collection of open source JavaScript libraries. See Oracle Jet for details.
Sites enhancements Sites users Several enhancements have been made for users who are creating sites:
  • Digital assets can be selected and used within custom components.
  • Developers can customize the editor toolbar that is used in Sites components.
  • Google maps can now be selected as an option in the Map component.
  • The content search component has been enhanced to produce faster search results.
  • Oracle JET can now be used in page layouts and pages.
Sites enhancements for mobile use Sites users Enhancements have been made for creating sites for a mobile setting, including:
  • When previewing a site for a mobile setting, the layouts and screens are responsive to the size of the mobile device chosen.
  • Pages, content items or content lists can use alternative layouts when designed for use on a mobile device.
  • Map links can be created that open the link in the native maps on a mobile device.
Sites redirect rules Developers Developers can now specify rules to redirect user requests from old URLs to their current ones. Specifying HTTP 30x redirects for URLs can maintain bookmarks or published links across site redesigns. See Specify Site Redirects in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
Group filters for analytics data Administrative users You can now filter analytics data by groups. See View General Statistics in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Documentation enhancements All users The documentation has been modified to better serve the needs of specific audiences.

Managing Content with Oracle Content and Experience details how to use the Documents aspect of the service, including how to share files and folders, use groups, and manage files and folders.

Creating Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience details how to create repositories, manage channel and translation policies, and how to manage digital assets as well as how to create websites.

REST API changes and additions Developers The REST API for Content Management has been renamed to the REST API for Documents. See Overview of the REST API for Documents in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

The former REST API for Collaboration has been divided into two new REST APIs:

The REST API for Content Delivery has been added. See Overview of the REST API for Content Delivery in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Content Delivery SDK Developers The Content Delivery SDK for Oracle Content and Experience is a lightweight JavaScript wrapper that interacts with the Content Delivery REST API. This read-only SDK retrieves structured content, digital assets, and content layouts. See Content Delivery SDK in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Release 18.2.5 (Traditional Cloud Account) — June 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Upcoming Changes to Asset Repositories: Important changes are coming to the asset repository in an upcoming release for Universal Credit Model customers. The new asset model will require migration of your content from the current model to the new one. This may be a detailed process involving several steps, depending on the size of your asset repository and how assets are used. If possible, you may want to delay adding new asset projects until after the new asset model is released.

Feature Role Description
Enhanced previews All users Improvements have been made to the document preview rendering.
Stability improvements All users General stability improvements have been made to enhance product use.

Release 18.2.3 (Universal Credit Model) — May 2018

Feature Role Description
Desktop app Do Not Disturb feature Desktop app users The app now honors the Do Not Disturb notification setting for the Windows or Mac operating system. You can select Oracle Content as one of the apps and choose to enable or disable notifications.
Integrations enabled All users The Process Cloud Service, Visual Builder Cloud Service, Oracle Policy Administration, and Cobrowse Cloud Service integrations are now available for use.
Updated roles documentation Admin users The user roles topic was updated to specify that dedicated users should be created for the Integration User and the Storage Administrator. See User Roles in Administering Oracle Content and Experience.
Developer Cloud Service Integration Developers You can now develop content layouts for Oracle Content and Experience in Developer Cloud Service:
  • Create, edit, and test content layouts locally.
  • Use the command-line interface to add content layout mappings to a template.
  • Test using the local test harness.
  • Import content layouts into Oracle Content and Experience.

A sample content template demonstrates content layout features. See Develop Content Layouts in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

REST API for Collaboration Developers Content and Experience Cloud has two versions of the REST API for Collaboration:
  • If you have a Universal Credit subscription, you can use the latest REST API for Collaboration.
  • If you have a traditional account, you can use the legacy REST API for Collaboration 1.

See Overview of the REST API for Collaboration in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

Release 18.2.1 (Traditional Cloud Account and Mobile Apps) — April 2018

Feature Role Description
Stability improvements All users General stability improvements have been made to enhance product use.
Changes to navigation panel Mobile users The navigation panel has changed for mobile users. Navigation option names have changed and icons are removed. Settings, help, and information are now accessed at the bottom of the panel. Some navigation changes include:
  • Account use: To switch between accounts, tap the account name at the bottom of the panel.
  • Direct messages: To send a direct message to someone, tap that person’s avatar and choose Direct Message from the user’s profile page.
  • Downloading files: To download a file on your iOS device, view the file and tap the sharing icon. Choose Save for Offline. The file is stored in your Offline area, accessed via the menu in the header of your home page.

See the help files for your device for more details.

Release 18.1.3 (Universal Credit Model) — March 2018

Feature Role Description
New subscription model All users This is the first release of Oracle Content and Experience to use Oracle’s Universal Credit Model (UCM). In March 2018, Oracle Content and Experience moved to the universal credits model. If you purchased your subscription after March 2018, you have a universal credits subscription, and you have a cloud account with Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS). If you purchased your subscription prior to March 2018, you have a metered or non-metered subscription, and you have a traditional cloud account.

There is minimal change for users in terms of the interface or functionality. Some administrative tasks have changed. See these topics and others in Administering Oracle Content and Experience:

Integration with Oracle Identity Cloud Service All users This release has integration with many features of Oracle Identity Cloud Service, including:
  • self-service password and profile management
  • federation of user authentication
  • Synchronization of user identities in the Cloud or on-premise, or both
  • compliance to open standards

Learn more about Identity Cloud Service.

Icons explained All users A new topic has been added describing all icons used, giving readers a better understanding of their purpose. See What do the icons mean? in Using Oracle Content and Experience Cloud.

Release 18.1.5 (Traditional Cloud Account) — March 2018

Feature Role Description
Sites: Content templates Sites users and admins Content templates can now be used to share content models, which includes content layouts, content items, and digital assets that are needed to support a content model (such as sample content).

Using a content template allows enterprise users to start creating editorial content using content types and layouts from the template. They can publish this content to sites or to other available channels.

You create a content template from an existing site. It can then be shared with other users. Content templates should be created from sites with published content items and digital assets.

Note that content types are not created when a site template is imported from a package with content. They are created when a site is created from the content template. Therefore, content types are not owned by the user who imports the site template. Instead, content types are owned by the user who creates a first site from that template. That user can then share the template with other users as needed.

Sites: Enhanced sites publishing performance Sites users Site activation can be a time-consuming process but a new feature delivers site files directly from a dynamic site folder.
Sites: Change to content list component Sites users The Content List component has been improved with an additional query field, allowing you to use enhanced filter information. For example, search operators such as eq (equals) and le (less than or equal) can be used to filter items in a content list.
Desktop app upload performance All users Uploading of content on stable networks is now faster. You can now upload files larger than 5GB, which was the previous limitation.
Desktop app support change All users Mac OS X 10.10 ("Yosemite") and earlier versions of the operating system are no longer supported.
Developer Cloud Service integration Developers You can now develop templates and themes for Content and Experience Cloud in Developer Cloud Service.
  • Starting at Developer Cloud Service, you can create a template, edit the theme, and then export the template to be imported into Content and Experience Cloud.
  • Starting at Content and Experience Cloud, you can create a template, export the template, and then import the template into Developer Cloud Service to edit the theme.

A cross-platform command-line utility, cec, provides integrated help for running the commands, with examples. The local test harness supports running and testing of all types of Content and Experience Cloud components and templates, including content templates.

See Develop for Content and Experience Cloud with Developer Cloud Service and Develop Templates with Developer Cloud Service in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.

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