What's new with CF14

This Combined Cumulative Fix includes new features and improvements.

Some features are ready for immediate use when you apply the latest combined cumulative fix. Other features require extra configuration or a procedure to enable the feature.

Version 8.5.0.0 CF07 and earlier documentation

Starting with Version 8.5.0.0 CF08, the earlier version of the product documentation is available only in PDF format. Go to the following documentation resource if you are on CF07, CF06, CF05, CF04, CF03, CF02, or CF01:

HCL Digital Experience Portal Version 8.5 and 9.0

Starting with CF13, combined cumulative fixes apply to both HCL Portal version 8.5 and 9.0. The HCL Portal documentation for Version 9.0 contains installation documentation and documentation on how to migrate your IBM® WebSphere® Application Server. After you install Version 9, return to the Version 8.5 HCL Knowledge Center for information on how to configure and use HCL Portal.

Integration with HCL Watson Content Hub

The integration process between Watson Content Hub and HCL Portal can change because Watson Content Hub is frequently updated. Before you start or if you run into problems during the process, go to Integrating in the Watson Content Hub documentation for the latest information on changes to the process.

Performance improvements for HCL Web Content Manager

The following performance improvements were implemented for Web Content Manager:
  • Improved JCR query processing of large data sets
  • Set the workflow.skipDefaultManagerAccess property to true in the WCM WCMConfigService service to disable automatic assignment of manager role when you create or edit Web Content Manager artifacts. This setting eliminates cache invalidations that are associated with this role assignment.
  • Two new Portal Access Control parameters were added to clean up and avoid loading redundant access control data.

Rich Media Edition Server support

Support for HCL Rich Media Edition is removed effective with HCL Portal V8.5 CF14 and will not be supported in future releases. Go to Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: HCL Customer Experience Rich Media Edition and HCL Digital Experience Web Content Manager Rich Media Edition - Replacements available for information.

Web Application Bridge improvement

If you are on HCL Portal V8.5 CF13 or earlier or V9 CF13, configuring multiple web dock applications on a single portal page generates multiple subdomain URLs. Improvements to manage these events were added to CF14. Upgrade to the latest CF level to experience more efficient subdomain URL processing when you configure multiple web dock applications to portal pages.

HCL Social Rendering Templates for Digital Data Connector

The Social Rendering Templates for Digital Data Connector package contains a set of web content libraries, sample pages, page templates, and new portlets. The templates use the provided web content to integrate social data from HCL Connections into HCL Portal.