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    • 12 Feb 2019

    Sitecore, Solr, and Java Licensing FAQ

    Oracle recently announced a change in their licensing, starting January 2019, which affects the use of Java in specific scenarios: https://java.com/en/download/release_notice.jsp Solr, the most popular indexing engine for scaled Sitecore solutions, depends on the Java runtime in order to function. With this change, there are two choices: Purchase a subscription to license production usage of Java Migrate to...
    • 28 Dec 2018

    Sitecore Plugin for Stylelabs DAM™ now released!

    Sitecore is very pleased to announce that the Sitecore Plugin for Stylelabs DAM™ is now available to the public. Access the software and documentation Following the acquisition of Stylelabs, Sitecore is now delivering the first wave of integration between the Sitecore and Stylelabs solutions. With this newly released integration, customers can now enjoy more power of combining web content and digital assets...
    • 19 Dec 2018

    E-Commerce B2C Integrations

    What does a common B2C e-commerce project look like? Well, every project is different, but they usually have a few key elements involved. When working with e-commerce implementations it’s all about the integrations. You’re going to be pulling data from various different systems to populate the products and inventory on the site. You’ll also most likely be pushing your order data back to a master system...
    • 29 Nov 2018

    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

    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...
    • 29 Oct 2018

    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...
    • 19 Oct 2018

    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...
    • 11 Sep 2018

    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...
    • 21 Aug 2018

    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

    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...
    • 13 Jul 2018

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    • 12 Apr 2018

    Installing Sitecore 9: Breaking down SIF

    As described in a previous blogpost you can use a PowerShell script to install Sitecore on your machine using the Sitecore Install Framework (SIF). There are a few variables here that you can change to match your situation. If you look closely then y...
    • 29 Mar 2018

    23 days of Architecture and Scaling!

    As part of a countdown to SUGCON EU in 2018, we held a special Master Sitecore YouTube event. Starting April 1st, we released 23 Architecture and Scaling videos covering Experience Management, Experience Platform, and Experience Commerce. Links to these great videos are below, brought to you by Mr. Thomas Eldblom ! Let us know what you think of the video content! Video Series Part 1: Architecture and Scaling - Sitecore...
    • 21 Mar 2018

    Installing Sitecore 9: Installing the platform

    The Sitecore Install Framework (SIF) uses configuration files to install Sitecore and configure the whole environment. Before you are going to install Sitecore you need to download the right files for your topology. On the download site you can find ...
    • 21 Mar 2018

    Installing Sitecore 9: Install the Sitecore Installation Framework Module

    To install the Sitecore Experience Platform you need the Sitecore Installation framework first. You can download SIF from the Sitecore developer site at https://dev.sitecore.net but it is also available on the Sitecore gallery, a public MyGet feed wh...
    • 21 Mar 2018

    Installing Sitecore 9: What is the Sitecore Install Framework

    Okay now that we took care of the prerequisites , it is finally time to install Sitecore. With the introduction of Sitecore we introduced something called the Sitecore Installation Framework, also known as SIF (you know we love those three letter acro...
    • 21 Mar 2018

    Installing Sitecore 9: Prerequisites

    Before you are planning to install Sitecore you need to make sure that your environment meets all the prerequisites. First of all you need a Windows OS (8.1/10 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit) or higher) which has the .NET Framework 4.6.2 or later ...