Sitecore Experience Platform 9.3 Initial Release

Sitecore® Experience Platform™ 9.3 focuses on product updates and enhancements that increase usability and improve performance – all centered around making it easier and faster to build digital experiences so brands can accelerate their time to value. The new editing environment offers an intuitive interface with everything a user needs for easy navigation as well as real-time contextual insights as content is created and published, giving marketers the knowledge they need to drive improved conversions.

Other highlights include:

  • Experience optimization dashboard: Experience optimization now has a dashboard for personalization running on the site, providing more granular visibility into how personalization is driving performance. KPIs are provided for:
    • Total number of personalized pages and personalized experiences.
    • Total visits to personalized experiences and their proportion of total visits.
    • Aggregated personalization effect on engagement value and goal conversions.
    • Top 5 personalized experiences that produced most value and bottom 5 experiences that resulted in a negative effect.
    • Personalization Effect on conversions of each goal.
  • Improvements to out-of-the-box Forms: The Forms module now includes “confirm email” and “file upload” elements and the ability to redirect to external URL and pass parameters. In addition, Forms now uses Sitecore XP’s bot detection to verify if input is from a human, eliminating the need for annoying Captcha elements.
  • Enhanced Template Management in Email Experience Manager (EXM): New out-of-the-box templates, a simplified block layout for HTML email, and a refreshed template manager allow marketers to set up new campaigns more efficiently than before and empower teams to move from idea to execution without the barrier of significant HTML creation. In addition, EXM templates feature a responsive HTML design that allows recipients to view messages on any device.
  • Scheduled Plan Enrollment: For users of Marketing Automation, the 9.3 release provides the ability to use date and time in the criteria for entry in the enrollment plan. The new feature will now allow marketers enroll contacts from a segment list based on a schedule, configuring an automation plan based on three criteria: A certain time of the day, a certain day of the week or at a given date.
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.
Please note that as part of your system upgrade to Sitecore Version 9.3, Sitecore may collect additional information such as product version, number of site visits, generic hardware and software information, and recovery actions. This information will be used to help us to optimize your experience. All data will be processed in accordance with Sitecore’s privacy policy here. Should you have any queries or wish to discuss this, please refer to our FAQ, or contact your Sitecore Account Manager.
Sitecore Experience Platform 9.1 or later does not support the Active Directory module.

This page contains all the resources for Sitecore Experience Platform 9.3 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.

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
Graphical setup package for XP Single

The Sitecore Install Assistant's user interface guides you through the Sitecore XP Developer Workstation (XP Single) installation. Use it to review system requirements, install prerequisites, and complete the entire installation process.

Graphical setup package for XM Scaled

The Sitecore Install Assistant's user interface guides you through the Sitecore XM Developer Workstation (XM Scaled) installation. Use it to review system requirements, install prerequisites, and complete the entire installation process.

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.

Download options for Blob Storage

Resource Description
Package for XM and XP

Blob Storage Package for XM Scaled, XP Scaled, XM Developer, XP Developer.

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.
Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF) Configuration Guide

Explains how to use the SIF Microsoft PowerShell module to deploy and configure a Sitecore topology.

Quick Installation Guide for a Developer Workstation

Explains how to install the XP Single (XP0) topology on a workstation for development and testing purposes.

Installation Guide for the XM Scaled Topology

Explains how to install the Sitecore Experience Management (XM1) topology to run the Content Delivery (CD) and Content Management (CM) server roles, and the Sitecore Identity server. This topology does not support xDB and xConnect.

Installation Guide for the XP Scaled topology

Explains how to install the fully featured Sitecore Experience Platform Installation (XP1) topology. This topology can be configured to run separated server roles.

Upgrade Guide (8.1.0-9.0.1 to 9.3.0)

Explains how to directly upgrade from Sitecore versions 8.1.0 through 9.0.1 to 9.3.0.

Upgrade Guide (9.0.2 to 9.3.0)

Explains how to directly upgrade from Sitecore 9.0.2 and later to 9.3.0.

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 for 8.x-9.0 Sitecore Update Installation Wizard allows developers to update existing Sitecore Experience Platform using Sitecore update packages.
Sitecore Update Installation Wizard for 9.1 Sitecore Update Installation Wizard allows developers to update existing Sitecore Experience Platform using Sitecore update packages.

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.