Release Notes

December 2016 – released Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.2 (rev. 161216)

The Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) enables parallel work streams (content, creative design, UX, coding) to not only reduce the time required to produce a website, but also improve the quality by allowing all contributors to validate each other's contributions. SXA provides reusable user experience layouts and components, while fully integrating into the Sitecore editing experience.

New feature/improvements

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
​SXA now includes with Azure Webapps compatibility.
SXA now includes Azure Search compatibility.
Creative Exchange has been refactored to: 
Use pipelines for customization
Use the provider model for storage 
Improve performance

Breaking changes

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
Creative Exchange has been completely ​reimplemented. Component design has been changed in order to make it more transparent and friendly for the extension.​
The taxonomy feature has been updated to support the configuratio of implicit tags.​
The Rendering variants component has been updated in order to support multilist fields.​
The set of components has been refactored due to updates in the MarkupDecorator component​.
The Event calendar component has been updated to the latest version of the FullCalendar plugin. 


Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
Livefyre has been removed from available components (the Livefyre Community Comments service is shutting down in February 2017).

Resolved issues

The following issues have been resolved:

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
​​The Flip component is not visible ​inside the Tab component in the Experience Editor and ​​normal mode.​​ 4543
​Creative Exchange does not work properly under the HTTPS​​​​​ protocol. 4486
Export to a folder does not work​​​ in Creative Exchange. 4484
​​Users cannot​​ access ​media items directly​.​​ 4320
​SXA is not compatible with .NET Framework 4.5.x​. 4269
​The Site Selector component does not work​ in the Experience Editor. 3851