CQ Gems on
Adobe Experience Manager

AEM Developer sessions from the experts

CQ Gems on Adobe Experience Manager is a series of technical deep dives delivered by Adobe experts.

This series is a complement of the product documentation and of all the other technical channels, allowing CQ developers to get in touch and go deep on a specific  topic.



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Mar 5, 2014

How to get the most out of your DAM Feature Pack?

The DAM FP2 for AEM 5.6.1 is focused on leveraging the Creative Projects functionality to offer the AEM users a unique way of managing their assets sourcing. The session will cover the step-by-step working of a creative project workflow for a) Creating/Editing/Uploading a shot list b) Uploading assets against the shot list c) Reviewing and Approving the uploaded assets The session will also demonstrate the ability of Task surface configuration, Custom Project workflow templates, Product hierarchy creation.

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Feb 19, 2014

Adobe Experience Manager - A Technical Sneak Peak

Get a peek into what we've been working on for the next generation of Adobe Experience Manager in a technical talk. We will cover the following topics: project & tasks, videos in DAM, simplified component development and composing mobile apps

Jan 29, 2014

SharePoint Connector - Setup and Configuration

Adobe’s SharePoint Connector exposes content via the standard JCR interface, enabling applications to access content that resides in a proprietary repository in a standardized manner, thus, simplifying access to content. In this session we will provide step-by-step guideline on how to setup and configure a Share Connector with CQ/AEM (5.6.0), along with a demo of few examples on: · Reading content and metadata from SharePoint · Writing files and folders to the SharePoint document libraries · Executing queries on the SharePoint system · Working with SharePoint Announcements

Dec 11, 2013

Scaling CQ/AEM 5

Experienced Adobe Experience Manager (CQ5) developers and architects will want to attend this LIVE event as Michael looks at various scenarios of CQ5 scaling. Focusing on the specific limiting factors and how implementer’s should design the solution architecture to avoid them. Please note: This session will only be available on the live session.

Nov 20, 2013

Metadata Management in AEM DAM

Learn how AEM DAM manages the metadata of assets. We will cover the XMP standard and how DAM makes use of it, how to use metadata in searches, and how to extend the built-in metadata schemas. The new metadata schema editor which has been introduced in the latest DAM Feature Pack will be presented as well.

Oct 30, 2013

Streamlining multilingual content process

Are you looking for best practices to streamline the process of multilingual content creation and localization for your users to perform their tasks without having to leave the CQ user interface? This session is for you! AEM and’s GlobalLink® technologies are seamlessly integrated with the users in mind. In this session Keith will demonstrate: how to set up and configure multilingual websites using MSM, Language Copy, and GlobalLink®. With a live demo to show just how easy it is for your users.

Oct 2, 2013

CQ/AEM 5.6 Troubleshooting

In this session we will provide guidelines on how to troubleshoot a CQ/AEM (5.6) based application, along with some best practices and a few examples on how good methodology can help to shorten the solution path.

Sep 18, 2013

Mobile-First Development with CQ Made Easy

This talk presents patterns for responsive design in CQ and explains how to provide a media-rich HTML5 mobile experience that performs on low-bandwidth connections. To demonstrate these patterns, we will work through the transformation of a CQ site from desktop only to mobile-first. We'll dive into how mobile-first design principles were used, adaptive images and progressive enhancement to create it, and we’ll discuss the pitfalls encountered along the way. The session is based on Bruce's talk during the CQ Conference in Basel, Switzerland (CQCON, 2013).

Jul 31, 2013

MSM and Translation: Best Practices

This webinar will examine the intersection of MSM and translation for multilingual websites. We’ll cover the complexities introduced by translation, recommendations for site structure, and a brief comparison of translation connectors and tools for various use cases.

Jul 24, 2013

Introduction of Job Handling and Offloading in AEM 5.6.1.

Job handling is the underlying infrastructure for features like replication and workflow processing. This is a technical introduction of the advanced job handling features. We will discuss the new discovery module alongside with the improved job processing API and the new features. Building on top of the job handling and discovery, the offloading framework focuses on distributing jobs among non-clustered instances. We will have a closer look into how offloading extends the distributed job handling. Then we look at how it's used for the current implementation of workflow offloading and how one can use it in its own project.

Jun 12, 2013

Launches: concurrent preparation of multiple versions of a website (AEM 5.6)

Adobe Experience Manager provides features to easily create and publish digital content over websites and mobile sites. But content creators may want to work concurrently on multiple versions of a same site and sync changes between them. This is achievable by using the AEM Launches. During this session, you will discover how the feature has been integrated in AEM and understand its basic mechanisms.

May 22, 2013

AEM 5.6 upgrade mechanisms

This session describes the upgrade mechanisms in CQ/AEM, which allow upgrading CQ itself as well as custom applications and content, by just replacing the CQ/AEM jar file with the new one. We'll go over the general upgrade scenario, describe the upgrade extension points, explain how we test the upgrade mechanisms and comment on some of the technical challanges related to upgrading.

May 15, 2013

hybris/AEM 5.6 eCommerce framework integration

In this session we will be presenting our integration solution for hybris into CQ. We'll start with an overview of how the connector integrates with the eCommerce framework and what the general workflows are when using this solution. Then, we'll go into more depth talking about how the connector can be extended and / or customized in order to adapt to project-specific needs.

May 8, 2013

Architecture of the AEM 5.6 Platform

Presentation of the evolution of the architecture of the AEM Application Platform. Since the first release of Communiqué 1 until the most recent launch of AEM 5.6 the application underwent several massive changes to become the versatile and extensible application platform it is now.

Apr 17, 2013

AEM 5.6 Media Publisher Deep Dive

As part of Adobe Experience Manager, CQ 5.6 provides a new Media Publisher feature to create and manage digital content and publications in CQ for disbribution and monetization to mobile devices using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. This session provides a feature summary, architecture overview and presents some of details in the creation and publishing of Geometrixx-Unlimited, a reference HTML publication shipped with CQ 5.6.

Mar 20, 2013

eCommerce Integration Framework

As part of Adobe Experience Manager, CQ 5.6 provides a new Commerce Framework to build Experience Driven Commerce websites on top of a 3rd party Commerce Platform. This session provides an overview of the framework from an architectural perspective and presents some details of the reference implementation, based on the JCR repository.

Mar 14, 2013

Top 10 new features of AEM 5.6

Learn how the Adobe Experience Manager solution can: – Manage experience-driven commerce across a multitude of channels to promote conversion and brand advocacy – Deliver dynamic and personalized video to any mobile device, increasing customer engagement – Accelerate time to launch of marketing campaigns with unique landing pages and personalized content to win over that first-time visitor






  • CQCON (was 19/20 of June - view slides of held presentations)

  • EVOLVE (was 26-28 of August - view slides of held presentations)

  • adaptTo() (was 23-25 of September - view slides of held presentations)