Sitecore Azure Toolkit 1.1 with PaaS support for Web Forms for Marketers 8.2 Update-3

We are very pleased to announce that Sitecore Azure Toolkit 1.1 with PaaS support for Web Forms for Marketers 8.2 Update-3 has been released to public.

Release highlights

  • Separate ARM Templates for infrastructure and application
  • Support for deploying Sitecore modules
  • Update Sitecore without rebuilding infrastructure
  • Support for deploying multiple packages during deployment
  • ARM Templates & WDPs for Web Forms for Marketers 8.2 Update-3


What this means:


Sitecore Azure Toolkit 1.1

This is the second generation of the Sitecore Azure Toolkit and has been greatly influenced by feedback from customers and partners. The 1.1 version provides a strong story specific to utilizing ARM capabilities for deploying Sitecore modules or Sitecore updates after the initial setup. With the 1.1 release, the ARM templates have been broken up into separate concerns: a template for the Azure infrastructure, a template for the core Sitecore platform and databases, and support for specialized Sitecore module templates. These templates can be run together to set up the initial environment and then run separately later for product updates. Practically speaking, continuous deployment scenarios are now more feasible because you can push software into an existing environment without having to rebuild the entire environment from scratch. These feature updates will be best appreciated by developers and IT pros.


Web Forms for Marketers 8.2 Update-3

Compatibility for Web Forms for Marketers on Azure Web Apps is one of the most frequently asked queries from prospective customers. Web Forms for Marketers 8.2 Update-3 now supports deployment on Azure Web Apps but only with Sitecore 8.2 Update-3 and later. This release of Web Forms for Marketers ships with a specialized ARM Template and Web Deploy packages and supports deployment in a standalone or scaled Sitecore environment.


Sitecore Azure Toolkit 1.1 

Download the latest version and view the release notes on the Sitecore Developer Portal. New ARM Templates available for download on GitHub.


Web Forms for Marketers 8.2 Update-3 

Download the Web Deploy packages from the Sitecore Developer Portal and ARM Templates from GitHub.


Azure App Services compatibility

For a list of what Sitecore modules are currently compatible with Azure Web Apps, check out the following KB article