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    • 17 Dec 2015

    LINQPad Driver for Sitecore Available on Sitecore Marketplace

    The title of this post kind of says it all: the LINQPad Driver for Sitecore is now available on Sitecore Marketplace . Hopefully this will make it a little easier for people to find it.
    • 2 Sep 2015

    NuGet Server for Sitecore 1.1 rev 150901 Available

    No code changes this time but I made two enhancements: installation is a little easier and Sitecore 8.1 is supported. Read on for details on these changes and for information on how to download, install and use the module. I got tired of manually ch...
    • 23 Jul 2015

    LINQPad Driver for Sitecore 1.9.0.2

    LINQPad Driver for Sitecore version 1.9.0.2 is now available. I'm also making the source code available. Read on for details.This release includes a single change. The logic to load assemblies was loading everything in the bin folder with a .dll ...
    • 27 Jun 2015

    NuGet Server for Sitecore 1.1 rev 150626 Available

    NuGet Server for Sitecore 1.1 rev. 150626 is now available. There are no code changes. The only enhancement is that I added more packages to the config file. Read on for details on which packages were added and for information on how to download, ins...
    • 20 May 2015

    Replacing the Collection Database in Sitecore XP

    The Sitecore Experience Platform (XP) is a lot more interesting when the Experience Database (xDB) is populated with data. You can use the experience profile, experience analytics, path analyzer and a number of other tools. Of course, when you insta...
    • 4 Mar 2015

    Federated Experience Manager for Sitecore 7.x Update Released

    Federated Experience Manager (FXM) allows you to add personalization and tracking to non-Sitecore websites and applications. It is available as a module for Sitecore 7.x. It is included in the Sitecore Experience Platform starting with Sitecore 8. In...
    • 20 Feb 2015

    Introducing NuGet Server for Sitecore

    This post introduces a new Sitecore module that allows you to run a NuGet server on your Sitecore server. It also dynamically generates NuGet packages that make it easier for Sitecore developers to add assembly references. I created this module becau...
    • 12 Feb 2015

    Sitecore Integration Documentation

    I've always been impressed by how vibrant the Sitecore developer community is. Seriously useful information is shared on a daily basis. Subscribing to the Sitecore blogs feed , monitoring Twitter and reading Stackoverflow are all good wa...
    • 5 Feb 2015

    Introducing Salesforce Connect for Sitecore

    I am pleased to announce the release of Salesforce Connect 1.0, a new module that integrates Salesforce.com with the Sitecore Experience Platform. This module was developed by Sitecore and is being released as a Shared Source module. Read on for more...
    • 21 Jan 2015

    Working with IDs in Sitecore xDB

    MongoDB is used to collect data in the Sitecore Experience Database (xDB). MongoDB is not a difficult tool to use, but there are a few things that a newbie may struggle with. This post covers one of those: IDs and GUIDs. Working with IDs and GUIDs re...
    • 20 Dec 2014

    Sitecore 8 and Sitecore Instance Manager

    Today Sitecore 8 was released. There is so much cool stuff packed in this release. The Sitecore community was rightfully excited to get their hands on it. But before you can use it you must install it. I am a big fan of the Sitecore Instance Man...
    • 16 Dec 2014

    LINQPad Driver for Sitecore 1.9

    UPDATE (22 July 2015): The latest version of the LINQPad Driver for Sitecore is available on GitHub . Look for the .lpx file. Sitecore 8 is coming soon. Really soon. So it's time to update tools to be sure you can hit the ground running with...
    • 7 Nov 2014

    Introducing Sitecore xDB Ingestion Manager

    Prior to Sitecore 7.5 we had DMS, which is a useful tool for collecting information about engagement on web sites. Sure, it can be used in non-web scenarios (like email), but in those cases you need to live within the limits of a system designed for ...
    • 1 Nov 2014

    Rebuilding the Sitecore Analytics Index

    My last post ended with a question that you'll probably ask after you understand how the analytics index is populated: how is it rebuilt?Why would you want to do this? The obvious answer is "if the index gets corrupted". But I think the...
    • 1 Nov 2014

    Introducing the Sitecore Analytics Index

    To me, one of the most interesting parts of Sitecore 7.5 is that the data in xDB is indexed and available using the Sitecore content search API. The beautiful end-result is that you can write LINQ expressions against xDB (using the LINQPad Driver for...
    • 23 Oct 2014

    Setting Up a Development Environment for LINQPad Driver for Sitecore

    This post explains why and how to set up a development environment for building custom components for the LINQPad Driver for Sitecore 1.8 and greater.While I've made every effort to ensure the LINQPad Driver for Sitecore works "out of the bo...
    • 23 Oct 2014

    Understanding Drag Text for LINQPad Driver for Sitecore

    LINQPad Driver for Sitecore 1.8 introduced a smarter "drag text" feature. This is the feature in LINQPad that allows you to drag an item under a connection into the query editor. The result is a LINQ expression being added. This post descri...
    • 23 Oct 2014

    LINQPad Driver for Sitecore Version 1.8

    I'm happy to announce the release of LINQPad Driver for Sitecore 1.8. Read on for details on what changed and for a download link.This release is pretty light on new features: The "reset" links on the advanced settings tab prompts ...
    • 15 Oct 2014

    Sitecore Media Framework 2.0 Released

    Sitecore Media Framework 2.0 is now available on the Sitecore Developer Network . This blog post announces the new release. This is a bit of an unusual release, so please read on for details.This release is compatible with Sitecore 7.5 which was relea...
    • 8 Oct 2014

    Using Saved Search with Personalization

    At Sitecore Symposium my colleague Ciaran McAuliffe presented a session in the developer track where he explored how to build contextualized shopping experience using Sitecore and Commerce Connect. His example showed how lists of products could be ta...
    • 7 Oct 2014

    LINQPad Driver for Sitecore Version 1.6

    The LINQPad Driver for Sitecore version 1.6 is now available. This update adds a new connection setting to set the context database. Read on for more information and a download link.Some Sitecore components assume the context database is set. This da...
    • 30 Sep 2014

    Using Custom Contact Data Part 3 - Rules

    Starting with Sitecore 7.5 an individual visitor is represented using a contact. Information that is collected about the contact is stored in contact facets. This part 3 in a 3-part series that explores how data stored in contact facets can be used t...
    • 23 Sep 2014

    Using Custom Contact Data Part 2 - Search

    Starting with Sitecore 7.5 an individual visitor is represented using a contact. Information that is collected about the contact is stored in contact facets. This part 2 in a 3-part series that explores how data stored in contact facets can be used t...
    • 22 Sep 2014

    Using Custom Contact Data Part 1 - Experience Profile

    Starting with Sitecore 7.5 an individual visitor is represented using a contact. Information that is collected about the contact is stored in contact facets. This part 1 in a 3-part series that explores how data stored in contact facets can be used t...
    • 17 Sep 2014

    Technical Introduction to Federated Experience Manager

    Last Tuesday, on the first day of Sitecore Symposium 2014 in Las Vegas, Sitecore announced the release of Federated Experience Manager for Sitecore 7.1 and 7.2. This is a product that brings the benefits of Sitecore to systems that are not running Si...