Sitecore Experience Platform 9.1 Initial Release

Sitecore® 9.1 delivers omnichannel marketing at scale, natively integrated data insights, and enhanced behavioral tracking capabilities. Additional enhancements include Federated Authentication, WCAG 2.0 compliance in SXA, external triggers for Data Exchange Framework 2.1, as well as performance improvements for deployments. Please refer to release notes for all innovations and enhancements in Sitecore® 9.1.

Major highlights include:

• Sitecore Cortex™ combines advanced machine learning algorithms and a processing engine enabling rapid implementation of ML/AI–based technology by any product/customer on experience data in the xDB. In Sitecore® 9.1, Sitecore Cortex™ offers content tagging to improve SEO results and ROI, and suggested recommendations to take the guesswork out of testing and optimization. Cortex is also a completely plugin architecture supporting “Bring Your Own ML” meaning teams can integrate their own algorithms or machine learning workers they need.

• Sitecore Omni™ expands on Sitecore’s headless capabilities to deliver ‘no compromise headless’ – meaning marketers obtain all the benefits of the Sitecore Experience Platform™ in a decoupled deployment scenario. Omni comes with an SDK for JavaScript developers to build fully-fledged customer experience using Sitecore and the JS UI library. From authoring capabilities such as templating and workflow to marketing capabilities such as personalization, optimization and analytics, heedlessly delivered but managed from one connected platform.

• The Universal Tracker - Mobile analytics for a connected customer experience. In 9.1, this is an API first, a micro-service-based tracking service to track actions from new channels. The universal tracker will track interactions in real time on any application, such as a mobile app, whether the device is online or offline.

This release is issued after extensive testing and feedback from customers, partners and developers, resulting in a new level of quality across the product and documentation. For developer documentation please refer to documentation website.

This page contains all the resources for Sitecore Experience Platform 9.1 Initial Release.

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Download options

Resource Description
Sitecore Installation Framework

Follow this link to download the Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF) PowerShell module. Please refer to the Sitecore Experience Platform installation guide for further information on how to install Sitecore with SIF.

ZIP archive of the Sitecore site root folder Choose this link to install Sitecore manually (without the help of the setup.exe installation program).
Scripts for Sitecore Security database The package contains the set of scripts for moving Sitecore Security membership provider from the Core database to individual or existing one.
Sitecore Remote Distributed Deployment SIF Templates The package contains Sitecore Install Framework deployment templates that can be used to deploy Sitecore Experience Platform remotely to a scalable distributed server cluster from a single workstation or server.

Download options for On Premises deployment

Resource Description
Packages for XP Single Packages for XP Single (XP0) Instance configuration.
Packages for XP Scaled Individual packages for each of the dedicated XP Scaled (XP1) roles.
Packages for XM Scaled Individual packages for each of the dedicated XM Scaled (XM1) roles.

Download options for Azure AppService

Resource Description
Packages for XP Single Packages for XP Single (XP0) Instance configuration.
Packages for XP Scaled Individual packages for each of the dedicated XP Scaled (XP1) roles.
Packages for XM Single Packages for XM Single (XM0) Instance configuration.
Packages for XM Scaled Individual packages for each of the dedicated XM Scaled (XM1) roles.
Packages for XDB Single Packages for XDB Single (XDB0) Instance configuration.
Packages for XDB Scaled Individual packages for each of the dedicated XDB Scaled (XDB1) roles.

Download options for Content Delivery Network CDN

Resource Description
Package for XM Scaled and XP Scaled CDN package for both XM Scaled and XP Scaled Content Delivery (CD) role.

Release information

Resource Description
Release notes A list of features, improvements, and fixes that have been implemented in this release.
Known issues Choose this link to access the Sitecore Knowledge Base.
Quick installation guide

How to install the XP Single topology on a developer workstation.

Installation guide

The installation procedure for the Sitecore Experience Platform.

Upgrade guide

To upgrade from a previous Sitecore version please follow the instructions in this guide.

Assembly list Complete list of assemblies shipped with this release.

Modules

Resource Description
Sitecore Identity Download files and release information for Sitecore Identity.

Upgrade options

Resource Description
Sitecore update package for 8.1 Download files needed for the upgrade process when upgrading from Sitecore 8.1.
Sitecore update package for 8.2 Download files needed for the upgrade process when upgrading from Sitecore 8.2.
Sitecore update package for 9.x Download files needed for the upgrade process when upgrading from Sitecore 9.x.
Configuration files for upgrade This package contains configuration files and database scripts for the upgrade.
Sitecore Update Installation Wizard Sitecore Update Installation Wizard allows developers to update existing Sitecore Experience Platform using Sitecore update packages.
Sitecore xDB Data Migration Tool Convert and migrate data from Sitecore Experience Database 8.x to Sitecore Experience Database 9.1.

Client translations

Resource Description
Danish (da-DK) Danish language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.
German (de-DE) German language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.
Japanese (ja-JP) Japanese language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.
Chinese (zh-CN) Chinese language client translation file. Read instructions how to import a new language into the Sitecore installation.
Chinese GeoIP Localization Pack The pack provides enhanced region detection for China. The pack should be installed as a regular Sitecore module.

Usage policies

Resource Description
Sitecore Device Detection Services usage policy This policy is applicable if you are using Sitecore Device Detection Service.
Sitecore IP Geolocation usage policy This policy is applicable if you are using Sitecore IP Geolocations Service.
Sitecore xDB Cloud usage policy This policy is applicable if you are using Sitecore xDB Cloud.