April is upon us and with that another round of feature releases for HCL Digital Experience. We are now releasing new and exciting features every month, so keep an eye out for more announcements like these. This release is packed with updates to improve development flexibility, content creation, and integrations. Check out the five new features and enhancements below, and be sure to let us know what you think. 

1. We have expanded the WCM APIs available to cover additional scenarios that our customers will find valuable. The additional APIs enable developers to restore content versions, apply content templates, modify content template settings, and to export and modify links to Digital Asset Management (DAM) resources.

2. We are excited to launch the first preview of our brand-new DAM. This is a major new feature for managing web-ready images, videos, and documents — from within HCL DX. In this preview release you can upload and organize assets and use them in content items. All of the capabilities in the DAM are also available in our Experience API. Every month, we’ll be building on this with new features.

3. We are just as excited to launch the first preview of our new Content Composer. This is a completely reimagined user interface for our web content-management capability, designed to make using DX much easier. In this initial preview, we are focused on enhancing management operations for content and templates, covering the most commonly used element types. As with the DAM, we will also be building on this with new features every month.

4. Both DAM and Content Composer are built on our new API layer, Experience API. All of the features in their user interfaces are available in Experience API, as are the WCM APIs we added in this release. We are moving to an API-first approach, meaning that the product’s capabilities are defined by the API. This makes it much easier for customers to programmatically access HCL DX capabilities. Transparent programmatic access means no more internal APIs or hidden extension points.

5. We have also made a number of updates to our Kubernetes Operator, both to fix issues identified in previous releases, but also to add automation to deploy DAM, Content Composer and Experience API. As the product evolves towards a more cloudnative future, a fully featured operator ensures ease of management for our customers.  

We are fully committed to the future development of HCL Digital Experience and we hope these monthly updates speak to that. We will continue to build on them in monthly releases going forwards. Check out the new step-by-stop guide to downloading DX products. 
https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0077878 

Be sure to send me your feedback to me at davidst@hcl.com. We want to ensure your ideas, comments, and frustrations are fully heard, so we can continue to add the most relevant features and capabilities that matter most to you, our customers. 

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