Welcome to the new Marketo.
What is the Sky Beta?
Last year, Marketo Sky began rolling out to customers as an opt-in beta experience. Sky utilizes new designs, workflows, and features to help you get more out of Marketo.
The first phase of the Sky beta featured an updated Marketing Activities space, including many key assets used in Marketo campaigns and programs. You won't see everything built out yet, but we'll continue development of features for My Marketo, Marketing Activities, and Design Studio. As we move forward, you'll see even more areas of Marketo added to Sky.
Since this is an opt-in beta, Marketo Admins control whether or not the subscription gets enabled. Admins also have the option to restrict access to specific user roles. We hope you'll join us on this exciting journey as well as provide our product team with valuable feedback about what you encounter in the new Marketo experience.
A quick guide to many of the new features in the Sky beta is available here.
How Do I Enable the Beta?
All Marketo subscriptions have access to the beta. Marketo Admins can activate the experience for their subscription from Marketo's existing Admin area. There's a new link titled Marketo Sky, and from there Admins can turn the experience on and also restrict access to specific user roles in the subscription. Click here if you'd like step-by-step instructions.
Once enabled, users that have access can enter the experience from My Marketo. A tile called
Marketo Sky will be added to the dashboard, and clicking it will take users to the new Marketing Activities within the beta.
All of your existing content from Marketing Activities will be preloaded, allowing you to get started right away. The Sky beta uses your current data and content, it is not a separate application. So treat the data and content you see in Sky as you normally would in Marketo Classic. You can use both Marketing Activities experiences side-by side, although, many new productivity-enhancing features will only be available in Marketo Sky.
Things to Know Before Turning on the Beta
Marketo Sky is a beta offering, and as such, it may contain usability bugs, functional issues, or other irregularities. While we do have new documentation for each feature area, and Marketo Support will still be accessible, the experience is supported at a different level than Marketo's generally available (GA) products.
Because of the conditions associated with a beta offering, your company may choose to hold off on enabling the beta. There is no drawback to delaying enablement. Marketo will continue its quarterly releases for all other areas of the Marketo product portfolio.
If you do choose to help us build the new experience, our Product Team can be reached at SkyFeedback@marketo.com for any feedback, questions, or to report any issues. You can also submit suggestions through our feedback form.
Sky Feature Status
We are maintaining a page that outlines which features are complete, which are coming soon, which are coming down the road, and which ones are on our roadmap.
What to Expect During the Beta
The release cadence for Sky differs from that of other Marketo products—bug fixes will be rolled out every few weeks. You'll find in-app walkthroughs and notifications to guide you through the new capabilities.
You can contact Marketo Customer Support through the usual channels (support.marketo.com). Although support for this beta program does not operate under Marketo's standard SLAs, Marketo Support is still committed to delivering world-class service on every inquiry.
What's Included in the Beta When I Get Access?
Sky currently includes:
-Redesigned Navigation Tree
- Date Range Filter
- Collapse All
-My Marketo Widgets
- Expiring Soon
- Marketo Status
- Community Blog Posts
-My Marketo Personalized Views
-Marketing Activities Home
- Recently Updated Programs and Asset
- Scheduled Today
- Total Active Trigger Campaigns
- Saved Rules
- Saved Flows
- Deliver in Recipient Time Zone Reports
-All programs now have Bulk actions and Asset expiration
-Campaign Folders (not including Results tab)
-Asset Details Pages
- Landing Page
- Static List
- Smart List
- Token folders
- Link token
- Import tokens
-Design Studio Home
- Recent Assets
- Drag and Drop to Upload Images and Files
-List Views for Assets
- Landing Page List View
- Images and Files List View
-Asset Details Pages
- Email Details
- Landing Page Details
- Form Details
- Email Template Details
- Landing Page Template Details
Other areas of Marketing Activities will be released soon. You should be able to find most assets in the Marketing Activities navigation tree, and any assets that are not yet available can be viewed in Marketo Classic.
Your existing rules and permissions are applicable in the Sky beta and will also propagate to all new features. Other standard user and account settings, such as time zone and localization, will still apply as well.
What's Next for Marketo Sky?
We're excited to deliver new efficiencies and improvements to your team, and we'd love to hear your feedback on the new Marketo experience.