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26 Oct 2016
Training updates: Three new XP 8.2 classroom training courses and a new developer certification
A few updates from Sitecore Training. With the recent launch of Sitecore XP 8.2, we’re introducing three classroom courses that help marketers, developers, and business users understand how to benefit from all that Sitecore XP 8.X offers. And d...
17 Oct 2016
Getting to Know Sitecore:
Sitecore Product Documentation on GitHub
Sitecore recently released two new products that aim to simplify the act of integrating third-party with Sitecore. Data Exchange Framework allows you to synchronize data between Sitecore and external systems. Dynamics CRM Connect allows you to synchronize data between Sitecore and Dynamics CRM. We used these products as a prototype for a new approach to writing and delivering developer documentation. Taking a cue from...
5 Sep 2016
The Commerce Experience:
What's New in Sitecore Commerce 8.2
The release of Sitecore Commerce 8.2 marked another milestone in the continued development of our Commerce product. While there are great things planned for 8.3 and beyond, there are some significant improvements and new features that we can take adv...
1 Sep 2016
Getting to Know Sitecore:
Sitecore Media Framework Changes
For several years, Sitecore has provided connectors for two leading streaming video services: Brightcove and Ooyala . The connectors allow you to incorporate streaming video into Sitecore-delivered digital experiences, and track engagement with those videos in the Sitecore Experience Database (xDB). In August 2016, Sitecore made some changes to these products. The purpose of this post is to answer some frequently asked...
29 Jul 2016
Utilizing Pipelines for Long Processes
At GeekHive we aim to do things as efficiently and effectively as possible. If you develop in Sitecore long enough, eventually you will be tasked with some type of long running process that may be multi-stepped. For example, read an RSS feed, s...
29 Jun 2016
Display Public URL and Published State in Sitecore 8.1 Ribbon
We ran across a helpful blog post by Kevin Buckley explaining how to display the published state of an item in the Sitecore ribbon using a ribbon panel. https://webcmd.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/sitecore-ribbon-that-displays-published-state-of-an-item/...
24 Jun 2016
Context Marketing and the Golden Record
We are working with a large retailer to build out persona driven digital experiences, all based on Sitecore xDB stored data. So far, we’ve mapped about 50 points of segmentation. It’s an exciting project, that should really showcase...
23 Jun 2016
How to Quickly Determine License Information in Sitecore 8
The Sitecore 8 login screen has a new look and feel, and by default, no longer contains the license information. Sitecore does provide a way to enable the display of the license information by modifying the following setting: <setting name=&r...
21 Jun 2016
Guide to Segments in xAnalytics
Quick Refresher The business has asked the Sitecore team to provide additional reporting views on already being collected by Experience Analytics. This post covers the final steps to using custom views on our data Create New Dimensions Cre...
20 Jun 2016
Guide to Creating Dimensions and Filters
Quick Refresher The business has asked the Sitecore team to provide additional reporting views on already being collected by Experience Analytics. This post covers the first two steps Create New Dimensions Create New Filters Create New ...
17 Jun 2016
Travel Guide to Built-in Reporting
Taking a journey without a good guidebook can be exciting and scary all at the same time. Having completed a look at the journey our data moves through from collection, squeezed through formatting to arrive at reporting, I figure we should have some ...
16 Jun 2016
Sitecore Content Anonymizer
Introduction I was tasked to create a sales demo from an existing Sitecore training site. The existing training site was completely functional and had a good amount of data. There were a couple items that I needed to address to convert the training s...
16 Jun 2016
Leg Two of the Reporting Journey
After arriving in the reporting database, our journey continues, taking us to the end reports. This second leg of the journey isn’t a difficult one or long, as there are three quick stop overs before arriving in a chart or table. Stop 1: Dimen...
15 Jun 2016
First Leg of the Journey to Reporting
The key to the new reporting scheme of Sitecore Experience Platform is the combined use of MongoDB for data collection, as it scales quickly and can manage the large amount of data being gathered on site visitors, and the reporting flexibility of Mic...
13 Jun 2016
Quick Start to Experience Analytics Part 2
In this second part to my Analytics Quick Start Guide, I hope to provide you a quick reference to key Sitecore documentation in helping you and your users understand the reports that come out-of-the-box. (You can think of this as you very own annotat...
9 Jun 2016
Quick Start to Experience Analytics
One of the awesome selling points of Sitecore Experience Manager is the vast amount of data that can fairly easily be collected on site visitors. The information can be used to trigger engagement plans, site personalization, etc.…to help the v...
8 Jun 2016
Site Context, Computed Fields and Live Mode in Sitecore 8.1
Overview We ran into an issue with code that worked in Sitecore 8.0 but not in Sitecore 8.1. It took us a while to determine the root cause of the issue and how to fix it, so I thought I would share what we found to help anyone else that might ...
6 Jun 2016
Running Sitecore 8 in a Docker Container
Why should you run Sitecore in a Docker instance? There are several solid reasons to run Sitecore in a Docker instance: It’s quick to stand up once the initial container is created It’s easy to roll out and remove as needed to me...
25 Apr 2016
Follow the footprints for a better customer experience
To effectively manage customer experience, you need to be able to see the entire customer journey at the most granular level of detail. The customer’s footprints from their digital journey contain amazing insights, if you have the tools t...
1 Apr 2016
Experience Analytics architecture
Adoption of Experience Analytics (xA) seems to be on the rise, so I hope this brief run-down of the different subsystems that make-up xA will add some useful context if you are taking an interest. The information below is based on xA 1.2 shipped in S...
25 Mar 2016
Making the change from SharePoint to Sitecore
I attended the SPTechCon conference in Austin a few weeks back. While most of the lunch conversation centered around team collaboration & business process automation, there were several conversations about SharePoint and public web CMS. The...
Sitecore Development Team
18 Mar 2016
Sitecore Development Team:
Tweaking Content Test Candidate Inspection
With the recent release of Sitecore 8.1 Update 2 we've added a few options within Content Testing to control how we inspect for test candidates. This gives you, the developer, the ability to exclude specific candidates that shouldn't be teste...
Sitecore Commerce Development Team
4 Mar 2016
Sitecore Commerce Development Team:
What’s New in Sitecore Commerce 8.1
What’s New in Sitecore Commerce 8.1 A few weeks back we quietly shipped Sitecore® Commerce 8.1, which is now available for download from https://dev.sitecore.net/en/Downloads/Sitecore_Commerce.aspx . This is an all-up release featuring our e...
1 Mar 2016
Disconnected Sitecore: A headless and non-traditional approach
“Headless” website architecture is quickly growing in popularity and is impressing both content managers and developers. This approach is something already widely embraced by the Drupal community and something GeekHive wanted to bring to ...
2 Feb 2016
@sitecorejohn Bids Farewell
Over more than a decade with this company, I have watched Sitecore grow from a small group of people trying to build and sell the best web content management software in the world to a global organization of significant scale that, with engagement ma...
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