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What's new in Sitecore Experience Platform 10.3

Abstract

A list of the new and changed features in XP 10.3.

This topic lists the new features and the changes in the most recent release of Sitecore Experience Platform.

The following table lists new features and improvements made in Experience Manager and Experience Platform 10.3.

Area

Change

Description

GraphQL Authoring and Management API

New feature

The Sitecore Authoring and Management API provides a GraphQL endpoint for managing Sitecore content and more. You can use the API to perform custom authoring experiences and tasks previously possible only through the Sitecore user interface.

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Workflow

New feature

In the Content Editor, you can create webhooks to receive real-time notifications about events and workflow actions that occur in XM. You can also integrate endpoint validation for item workflow state changes.

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Forms

New feature

With the new Embeddable Forms Framework, you can add a Sitecore Form to any webpage, including pages that are not running on a Sitecore application.

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xConnect and the xDB

New feature

xConnect Data Tools now includes the Data Export Tool, which enables you to export contact and interaction data from your collection database to data files.

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xConnect and the xDB

New feature

If your application connects to xConnect using the xConnect Client API, you can now implement a transient fault handling strategy to detect HTTP transient faults and automatically retry sending failed requests.

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Publishing

New feature

A new API has been added to enable you to identify which database raised a publish event.

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Items as resources

Improvement

For items as resources, methods have been added to check for overridden items and to check if an item is stored in the database or the resource file.

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Security

Improvement

We have added support  for MSSQL Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). TDE ensures that all data stored in MSSQL (across XM and XP) is encrypted at rest.

Search

Improvement

If you use a search string that is not enclosed in quotes, this now returns a list including exact and possible or close matches, instead of only returning exact matches.

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The following table lists new features and improvements made in JSS and Headless Services 21.0. (formerly known as JSS Server Components).

Area

Change

Description

JSS for Next.js

New component

To facilitate using the next/image component provided by Next.js in JSS applications, the @sitecore-jss/sitecore-jss-nextjs package provides the NextImage component (introduced in version 20.1.0).

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JSS for Next.js

Refactoring

The nextjs-styleguide add-on has been refactored to remove tracking functionality. The tracking examples now reside in the nextjs-styleguide-tracking add-on.

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JSS for Next.js

Improvement

You can now configure debug log messages in Next.js applications with the nextjs-sxa add-on with new namespaces.

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The following table lists new features made in Developer Tools 10.3 and CLI 5.0.

Area

Change

Description

DevEx CLI Login command

New feature

You can log in to an existing environment and use its credentials with the help of the --ref parameter introduced with Sitecore CLI 5.0.

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DevEx CLI Publishing plugin

New feature

Starting with version 5.0, the Publishing plugin provides the item subcommand which has a different default behavior for unspecified --targets.

The --path argument for the publish command is now deprecated.

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DevEx CLI Database plugin

New feature

The CLI Database plugin provides a command that helps you clean up the database with CLI commands (introduced with Sitecore CLI 5.0).

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The following table lists new features in Email Experience Manager (EXM) 10.3.

Area

Change

Description

Security

New feature

OAuth support has been added in EXM for custom SMTP deployments.

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The following table lists new features and improvements made in Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) 10.3.

Area

Change

Description

Components for headless sites

New feature

You can use the following standard components with your headless sites: Image, Link List, Navigation, Page Content, Promo, Rich Text, Title, and Container.

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Duplicate pages without subpages

New feature

You can duplicate a page without duplicating its subpages.

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Error pages for headless sites

New feature

You can now create error pages for your headless sites.

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Filters with descending sorting order

New feature

You can configure your filter components to sort in descending order.

Page branches for headless sites

New feature

You can now use page branches with your headless sites.

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Redirect maps and redirect items for headless sites

New feature

You can now redirect a specific page to a new location, or create a redirect map for your headless sites.

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Site-specific standard values

New feature

You can configure standard values that are specific to your sites instead of globally defined standard values.

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Sitemap performance

Improvement

The sitemap performance has been improved.

Sitemaps and robots.txt for headless sites

New feature

You can now configure sitemaps and robots.txt files for your headless sites.

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