Adobe AEM History

AEM history or Adobe Experience Manager (formerly known as CQ5) history, if you break the work history it contains a story, let’s see the story behind most successful content management system AEM(Adobe Experience Manager), how it was started and what important features are added to each stage.

(Day Communiqué) CQ5 was originally started by a Swiss company Day Software in early 2000 with the name “Communique”. CQ is the short form of “Communique”.

Day Software was acquired by Adobe Systems on 28 July 2010 for US$240 million after Day CQ 5.3 release.

Product History:-

Adobe Communique (Adobe CQ5) currently known as Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), is a web-based content management system which enables organizations to create websites, manage content and digital assets of the website through several medium like mobiles, web browsers, tabs, desktops and more. AEM also helps businesses to target right customer with right opportunity at right time through personalization (Campaigns) .

Below is the detailed list of aem history:-

Product NameRelease Date High Lights
Day CQ 1.0Early 2000
  1. Started by a Swiss company Day Software
  2. CGI Scripts for Netscape Enterprise Server
Day CQ 2.0Early 2000
  1. Standalone application (single binary)
  2. C Programming Language
  3. HTTP Server embedded
  4. File system based page (content) storage
Day CQ 3.0Early 2000
  1. Communique 2 rewritten as a Web Application in Java
  2. HTTP Server separated out (birth of CQSE)
  3. Content Bus storage (connectors for various file formats, databases, etc
Day CQ 3.52002
  1. Lot of bug Fixes
Day CQ 4.02005
  1. Content Bus storage over JCR (CRX 1.0)
  2. Two Web Applications: CRX and CQ
Day CQ 4.12006
  1. Lot of bug Fixes
Day CQ 4.22008
  1. Lot of bug Fixes
Day CQ 5.02008
  1. Complete Rewrite of (almost) everything
Day CQ 5.22009
  1. Lot of bug Fixes
Day CQ 5.32010
  1. Lot of bug Fixes
Adobe Day CQ 5.42011
  1. Day Software Acquired by Adobe and first version of CQ released under Adobe.
  2. Managing Websites for Mobile Devices
  3. Managing the CQ Workflow Inbox on the iPhone/iPad
  4. Authoring with the iPad
  5. Campaigns
  6. Reporting
  7. CRX Clustering
  8. Annotations
  9. Video Component
  10. Carousel Component
  11. Working with Workflows
  12. Forums
  13. Community Console
  14. Profiles
Adobe Day CQ 5.52012
  1.  New architecture- OSGI based architecture.
  2. New undo/redo functionality while editing content.
  3. New Analytics Framework based on an integration with Adobe SiteCatalyst.
  4. New integration with Adobe Search&Promote.
  5. Improved integration with Adobe Test&Target.
  6. Improved Campaign Manager UI.
  7. Integration with Adobe Scene7.
  8. XMP metadata write-back for selected file formats.
  9. CQ DAM Proxy and Proxy Workers.
  10. Using a Proxy to Integrate with InDesign Server.
  11. Remote server monitoring and management via Java Management Extensions (JMX).
  12. Page Exporter
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 5.62013
  1. Adobe renamed CQ5 with new Name Adobe Experience Manager.
  2. Introduction to Touch UI .
  3. Offloading Jobs.
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.02014
  1. Replaced CQSE with Jetty
  2. New HTML Template language (HTL)- formerly known as Sightly
  3. Jackrabbit Oak (aka Jackrabbit 3)
  4. Upgrade CRX repository from CRX 2.0 to CRX 3.0
  5. Deprecated the concept of reverse replication and introduced UGC (User Generated Content) or social communities.
  6. Touch UI became functional.
  7. New implementation for Social Component Framework (using handlebar JS template Language ).
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.12015
  1. Improved Touch UI Authoring interface(usable)
  2. Introduced Cold standby Topology for disaster recovery.
  3. Introduced transient workflows.
  4. Lot of improvements for Touch UI Interface.
  5. For complete List Click Here.
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.22016
  1. Lot of User Interface Improvements.
  2.  Dashboard for Monitoring Queues.
  3. Introduction of content fragments.
  4. Introduced editable templates using template editor.
  5. For complete List Click Here
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.32017
  1. Introduction to Production-ready components (Core Components)
  2. Experience fragments
  3. Stable online revision Clean up(online tar compaction)
  4. Bulk workflow
  5. Performance and scale enhancements
  6. Community ideation
  7. Source user generated content
  8. 3D assets
  9. Asset templates
  10. High-quality file format and color management
  11. For Detailed List Click Here
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.42018
  1. Style System
  2. Short Codes
  3. Experience Fragments Building Blocks and Experience Fragments integration with Adobe Target
  4. Structured Content Fragments and Summarization
  5. TouchUI Workflow Editor
  6. Metadata Export and Import
  7. Cascading Metadata Rules
  8. Asset Reports
  9. AEM Smart Tags and Smart Translation Search
  10. For Detailed Info Click Here
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