We have scheduled a major AEM upgrade on Monday, April 8, 2019. Web Editors will not be able to access AEM author mode from April 5-10.

All content updates must be completed by 5pm on Friday, April 5.  Scheduled updates, such as homepage events, will display as expected.  No downtime is expected for public-facing web content. Web Services will send an all clear when the work is complete, we estimate this will be on Wednesday, April 10.

Dates to Note:

April 5 at 5pm: Content Freeze Begins (web editors will not have access to author mode)

April 8-9: AEM 6.4 Upgrade & Testing

April 10: Scheduled All Clear

A brief list of updates included in this release are outlined below. More information will be available in the upcoming AEM Release Newsletter.

  • Preparation for sunsetting ClassicUI and integrating touch-optimized UI

    • Sidekick components category division

    • “Float this button” retired

    • Captioned image component retired

  • Bug fixes for:

    • LSA Tile Twitter Feed

    • CTRL + V functionality in Chrome & Safari

    • Captioned Image link functionality

    • Global Navigation on LSA Gateway & Portal sites

  • Improvements to:

    • Sticky News

    • Auto-tagging

    • Publications

    • Asset Activation


By upgrading to AEM 6.4, the College will have a more stable and secure web platform. The upgraded product will be hosted on new servers and networks. All associated configurations were reexamined and reimplemented using the latest practices. After the upgrade, we expect to continue implementing the new UI and requested features with regular minor version updates.

We apologize for this inconvenience and are working diligently to minimize the disruption around this major upgrade. Communications will be sent if there are any changes to the timelines described above.  If there are questions or problems, please contact Web Services immediately by sending an e-mail to lsa.web.support@umich.edu.