Notable Features and Enhancements
Everything should be faster including Gateway Search. When migrating data to the new servers, the content repositories were completely restructured and optimized at a very low level. The result is a much faster system. The results should be apparent when using the search bar on LSA Gateway or department Portals or any of the other query based components.
More support for the Touch UI editing interface. AEM has two interfaces Classic UI and Touch UI. The older Classic UI is still the default editor for most users, but v4.0 includes new Touch UI dialogs for all components and page templates. Interested users may try the Touch UI editing interface by changing a portion of the author URL from .../cf#/... (Classic) to .../editor.html/... Keep in mind that Touch UI training will soon be offered by Web Services, but until then we encourage users to continue with the Classic UI page editing interface.
U-M LSA Developer Ananta Saple implemented a solution for the LSA Gateway and department Portals so users are able to display Google Calendars on their restricted access portal pages. The Gateway and Portals also have enhanced support for showing or hiding LSA Container components (aka sections) based on the users access permissions. This means Gateway and Portal visitors will no longer see artifacts of excluded content due to access restrictions.
There is a new component in the Sidekick called SVG. Scalable Vector Graphics is an XML-based image format. This component not only allows SVG images stored in the DAM to be used and displayed on pages, but advanced authors are able to inject links and CSS style effects such as hover. This component should be used when authors want to embed hyperlinks into specific regions within SVG diagrams, or when hover or possibly other interactive effects should occur within a portion of an image. One nice thing about the SVG format is the crisp look as compared to scaled raster formats, which are sometimes 'grainy.'
Some users have reported grainy images throughout their sites. While we continue to study options to remedy this in future releases, we did include a new option to select an 'Orginal' from the DAM using the Image component Touch UI dialog. This process will likely be covered in a forthcoming TouchUI authors training course.