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    • 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

    Countdown to SUGCON EU: 23 days of Architecture and Scaling!

    With SUGCON EU just around the corner, we are counting down to the event with a special Master Sitecore YouTube event. Starting April 1st, we will be releasing 23 Architecture and Scaling videos covering Experience Management, Experience Platform, and Experience Commerce. We will update this blog over the month with links to these great videos brought to you by the Sitecore Master: Mr. Thomas Eldblom ! I hope to see...
    • 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 ...
    • 20 Mar 2018

    Installing Sitecore 9: Introduction

    Our Installing Sitecore 9 series of posts will help you understand the overall architecture of Sitecore and how to install Sitecore. For the blog series we will install Sitecore on a local Windows 10 machine. Before installing Sitecore let’s lo...
    • 26 Feb 2018

    Sitecore Virtual Developer Day - Q&A Contest Winners

    Thank you so much for attending our Sitecore Virtual Developer Day! Below, you will find the names of all the winners from our Q&A contest. We will be contacting each winner individually to let them know how they can claim their prize. Congratulations to all our winners! Winner Name Winner Country Aiden Zadeh Australia Ashneel Kumar New Zealand Ben Lipson...
    • 19 Feb 2018

    Configuration Layers and Rule-Based configuration in Sitecore 9

    Sitecore 9 introduced a new concept called Configuration Layers. These layers are dedicated folders in the App_Config folder to provide clear separation between Sitecore and custom configuration files. Sitecore 9 has also introduced the concept of rule-based configuration which allows you to more easily configure your individual instance roles when you start scaling out your infrastructure. To get an introduction to...
    • 5 Jan 2018

    Habitat Federated Authentication for Sitecore 9

    Did you know there is an example of how to implement Federated Authentication available in the Sitecore 9 Habitat branch? The Feature.Accounts module configures the use of the Facebook provider, but it will also show additional buttons to any providers you configure in the config file: https://github.com/Sitecore/Habitat/blob/feature/v9/src/Feature/Accounts/code/App_Config/Include/Feature/Feature.Accounts.config Check...
    • 3 Jan 2018

    Getting Started as a Developer

    Free Online Resources You can get started learning right away by accessing a great resource listing that our developer community put together for those starting out with Sitecore as well as our Master Sitecore YouTube channel or our Helix docume...
    • 1 Dec 2017

    Announcing the preview of the upcoming Developer Trial Program!

    UPDATE (2017-12-15): The preview is closed! We have entered our waiting list period. You can still sign up, but we will process new applicants when the program opens in 2018. In late November, we quietly soft-launched a preview of our Developer Trial Program. During the next few weeks we are opening up the ability for YOU to join this preview of the program and help us be ready for launch in the new year! The first...
    • 27 Nov 2017

    Scaling Sitecore xConnect and XP Services architecture

    One of the major new features released with Sitecore 9 was the new API layer for xDB known as Sitecore xConnect. xConnect introduces a variety of new services that can be scaled out to provide a higher-performant architecture for interacting with xD...
    • 14 Nov 2017

    SIF Fundamentals

    The release of Sitecore 9 has brought us a new framework for installing Sitecore: the Sitecore Install Framework! Running on PowerShell, you can now build, customize, and optimize your DevOps processes with a variety of tools available for ins...