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    • 29 Nov 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore 9.1 NuGet Changes and You

    Hello Sitecore Developer Community! Have you downloaded and installed Sitecore 9.1 yet? It went a bit under the radar, but as far as I'm aware, this is the first time Sitecore has released platform NuGet packages concurrent with the platform release. We've changed how we release these, to simplify the process and ensure that what's released is what we've tested -- that is, the same packages that we use...
    • 28 Nov 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Experience Platform 9.1 released along with new Documentation sites

    We are very pleased to announce that the Sitecore Experience Platform 9.1 release, several related product updates, new JSS site, and a new documentation site are available effective immediately to the public. Release Highlights Release notes are available on the dev.sitecore.net site, but you can read the series by Pieter Brinkman to learn more about what is in Sitecore 9.1: What's New in 9.1 - Technical...
    • 2 Nov 2018

    Sitecore Cloud: Saving costs for Sitecore environments on Azure PAAS using Automation

    Azure Web apps and Azure SQL databases are primary components in Sitecore environments deployed on Azure PAAS. For example a XP Topology , Sitecore 9.0.2 ARM Templates deploys around 9 web apps in 6 different App Service Plans(Except XP-Single) 12 SQL databases in various service tiers As for Azure consumption, an Azure month is typically counted for 732 hours. Azure web apps in Shared/Basic/Standard/Premium...
    • 29 Oct 2018

    Technical Marketing: Announcing the winner of Sitecore's LinkedIn challenge for developers!

    Thank you to all those who participated and helped promote Sitecore’s LinkedIn challenge for developers. All your submissions are in and we have ourselves a winner. Our list of 91 developers filled up fast! The Skills in our Community We received great feedback on the skills you’re putting to use, with the clear favorites being .NET and C#. We also received an overwhelming amount of responses indicating...
    • 25 Oct 2018

    Sitecore Cloud: Site-Site VPN Integration with Azure web apps(PAAS)

    Introduction Sitecore Customers deploying workloads in Azure PAAS looking can integrate their premise/corporate network with sitecore PAAS content authoring webapp using Azure Virtual Network gateway (VPN Gateway) and VNet Integration (azure web app) feature by setting up setup Site-Site VPN in Azure. This article will demonstrate the process to set up site-to-site VPN using Azure App Services(non-ASE web apps) and...
    • 19 Oct 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore’s LinkedIn challenge for developers

    Get trained to become a Certified Sitecore Developer for free Strengthen your LinkedIn profile by coming out on top in Sitecore’s LinkedIn challenge for developers. You can enter to win a free four -day instructor-led developer training course , worth $2850 US D and leave as a Sitecore Certified Developer. We’re giving away everything you need to be ready to hit the field and land a new job as a Sitecore...
    • 6 Oct 2018

    Scott Mulligan: Sitecore & Salesforce: Another Approach to Extending Experience Profile in Sitecore 9

    This blog series on Sitecore & Salesforce is complimentary to a new Salesforce integration feature implemented in the Habitat Home demo website. All code and configuration presented in this blog series is available on GitHub along with the full Sitecore solution for the Habitat Home demo website . Sitecore & Salesforce - Blog Series Introduction I recently spent some time building out a comprehensive integration...
    • 12 Sep 2018

    The Commerce Experience: Commerce Scaled Deployment Guidance for 9.0.2

    The Sitecore Commerce product team have received lots of great feedback from the community about scaling options for Experience Commerce, along with questions on the best way to approach it. Today we are releasing some updated instructions and scripts, as a joint effort between the product team and the community. These are based on the great work already published by Ramon Aseniero for installing Sitecore 9.0.2 and...
    • 11 Sep 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Experience Commerce - How to series

    Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 comes with a brand new set of Business Tools allowing merchandisers to manage all of the eCommerce data for their Storefronts in one simple interface. In this series we'll walk you through how a business user can perform their day-to-day activities when using Sitecore Experience Commerce 9. Each video in the series will focus on a different piece of data and show how easy it is to manage...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    Elizabeth Spranzani: Salesforce Series Post 4: Breakdown of Sitecore - Salesforce Connector Options: FuseIT S4S Connector

    As I mentioned in my first post in this series , integrating Sitecore and Salesforce can be broken down into three main options: Custom build your integrations , use the Sitecore Connect connectors to either Salesforce CRM or Marketing Cloud (additional licensing costs), or pay for and implement the robust FuseIT S4S connector (discussed here). Understanding which connectors do what, and when they should be used, versus...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    Elizabeth Spranzani: Salesforce Series Post 3: Breakdown of Sitecore - Salesforce Connector Options: Sitecore Connect

    As I mentioned in my first post in this series , integrating Sitecore and Salesforce can be broken down into three main options: Custom build your integrations , use the Sitecore Connect connectors (additional licensing costs) to either Salesforce CRM or Marketing Cloud (discussed here), or pay for and implement the robust FuseIT S4S connector . Understanding which connectors do what, and when they should be used, versus...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    Elizabeth Spranzani: Salesforce Series Post 2: Breakdown of Sitecore - Salesforce Connector Options: Custom Integrations

    As I mentioned in my first post in this series , integrating Sitecore and Salesforce can be broken down into three main options: Custom build your integrations (discussed here), use the Sitecore Connect connectors to either Salesforce CRM or Marketing Cloud (additional licensing costs), or pay for and implement the robust FuseIT S4S connector . Understanding which connectors do what, and when they should be used, versus...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    Elizabeth Spranzani: Salesforce Series Post 1: Introduction to Sitecore and Salesforce Together

    It seems that within the last year, the topic of Salesforce is coming up more and more frequently with both our current and potential clients. Don't get me wrong, it has often been part of our conversations with clients who have a need for an enterprise CRM, but the need to integrate a Sitecore application with one or more of the many Salesforce products has become almost a regular requirement at this point. It...
    • 21 Aug 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Forms - Create your first form

    The Sitecore Forms application enables you to quickly create forms by using standard or custom elements. Sitecore Forms have been released with Sitecore 9.0 and is now part of the core Sitecore platform. In the future Sitecore Forms will replace the Web Form for Markers (WFFM) module. For now, they can co-exist on your website, which is great for a rolling migration to the new Forms application. Getting started with...
    • 10 Aug 2018

    Technical Marketing: Announcing the Sitecore Trial Contest Winner!

    Thank you to all those who submitted blog contest entries for a chance to win a free Symposium ticket! We loved reading all the stories about your unique backgrounds and how Sitecore Trial has helped in each of your journeys. It’s great to see the positive impact the Sitecore Trial is having on all your careers, from those just starting out with Sitecore to those looking to expand and try on new features. Although...
    • 23 Jul 2018

    Scott Mulligan: Solr and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Auto Updates

    With Solr becoming more and more integral to Sitecore, I wanted to share one tip for taking Solr to production. I have been burned quite a few times by automatic updates made to the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) which is used to run Solr. If you are running a production instance of Solr on a Windows box then you should double check that auto updates are disabled for the JRE. It feels strange recommending against...
    • 13 Jul 2018

    Technical Marketing: Going to Sitecore Symposium 2018? Here’s how you can get a free ticket!

    What does Developer Trial mean to you? The official launch is here. The Sitecore Developer Trial is up and running and we want to hear your feedback. Put your blogging skills to the test. What does the Sitecore Developer Trial mean to you? What is your story? Why did you sign up? Learn anything? Was it helpful? Would you recommend this to others? Post your Developer Trial story online. Share your story on...
    • 12 Jul 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 – Entity Composer

    The release of Sitecore Experience Commerce 8.2.1 last year introduced the entity concept that the new system would be based on and with the release of version 9 this year all of the functionality in the system is now based on this concept. Now this is super-flexible, but until recently if you wanted to extend the definition of any of the entities, for example to add a new field to the Sellable Items , then you would...
    • 12 Jul 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 – Security Roles

    With the introduction of Experience Commerce (XC) 9.0.2 we’ve extended the Security roles available to restrict the actions that your merchandisers & marketers can complete in the Commerce Business Tools. Once you install XC 9.0.2, if you take a look into the one of the engine instances then you’ll see a new configuration JSON file called PlugIn.AccessByRoles.PolicySet-1.0.0.json which is where the new...
    • 12 Jul 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 – Versioning

    With the release of Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.0.2, we now have rich extensible versioning functionality built into the commerce engine. This works in a similar flow to versioning items, e.g. the existing published version can’t be changed, to amend an entity’s details you need to create a new version which can then contain your changes. This has some great benefits as it allows you to now make offline...
    • 12 Jul 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 – Workflow

    The pricing & promotions features in Sitecore Experience Commerce have always had workflow built in to allow an approval process to take place before data changes are reflected on the storefront. With the release of version 9.0.2 there is a new customisable workflow included that allows you to apply custom workflow patterns to the entities you store. The functionality works in two steps, first you declare your workflow...
    • 12 Jul 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 – Reporting

    With the release of Experience Commerce 9.0.2 you now get a whole heap of Commerce specific analytics data collected for you out of the box. This comes in the form of aggregated reports covering overall activity on your site, and also individual user level reporting allowing you to drill down and see how each of your individual users are interacting with your site. So let’s take a look at each of these now. Experience...
    • 1 Jul 2018

    Technical Marketing: Announcing the Global Availability of the Sitecore Developer Trial!

    Are you looking to become a Sitecore Developer and join our great community? Are you trying to evaluate how to make Sitecore a part of your agency’s practice? We have what you need! After a successful multi-month preview program, it is with great pleasure that Technical Marketing is announcing the global availability of the Sitecore Developer Trial effective July 1 st , 2018 ! Developers will now have an online...
    • 28 May 2018

    Technical Marketing: Sitecore Marketing Automation

    With the latest Sitecore 9 release, a completely new Marketing Automation tool is available for users to quickly plan and extend their automation activities with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Also, a new fully-scalable engine architecture is now available so that you can make sure to process new activities as quickly as you need to. Getting Started It’s helpful to get a quick tour of how to use the...
    • 4 May 2018

    Technical Marketing: Getting to know the xConnect API

    Let's start by defining xConnect: xConnect is that layer that you're going to use to interact with the experience data in xDB. This will make things much easier for you than executing queries directly against the data store. Creating and Retrieving Contacts One of the first things you’ll need to do with the API is learn how to create a new Contact and retrieve existing contacts. If you are gathering...
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