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23 Apr 2019
A first look at Sitecore Cortex
Organizations are creating , collecting , and connecting immense amounts of data from different systems that can help reveal key insights about their customers and business. With machine learning, companies can automate mundane tasks and computationally process big data to surface important insights that ultimately lead to better business outcomes . Sitecore Cortex machine learning delivers efficiency and surfaces...
19 Mar 2019
Announcing the winner of Sitecore's LinkedIn challenge - Developers that play together, stay together!
Thank you to all those who participated and helped promote Sitecore’s LinkedIn challenge – Developers that play together, stay together. All your submissions are in and we have ourselves a winner. Job opportunities for Sitecore developers are on the incline. Firms from around the world continue to bid amongst themselves in hopes to attract talent from those resources available. Through #LearnSitecore initiatives we hope...
11 Mar 2019
Sitecore's LinkedIn Challenge - Developers that play together, stay together
Let your career take a new turn with a four-day Sitecore Developer course and certificate. Add Sitecore Certified Developer to your .NET skills and unlock a plethora of opportunities, worldwide. There are enough job postings in your area to provide job security for more than you, alone. You and a friend can get started, hand-in-hand, on a new and exciting journey of becoming Sitecore developers by entering in Sitecore...
4 Mar 2019
Sitecore 9.1 now re-published on MyGet
At Sitecore we are doing our best to listen to the community. After receiving some feedback and discussing it with the MVPs we re-published Sitecore 9.1.0 on MyGet. Platform, JSS, Connectors: https://sitecore.myget.org/gallery/sc-packages Framework: https://sitecore.myget.org/feed/Packages/sc-framework-packages (public but not in “gallery”) Does this impact my current solution? We will remove the...
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...
6 Jan 2019
Sitecore on cloud - Complete Monitoring story
Sitecore topologies(9.0.2) officially provided at https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/267409 contains the below Azure resources Azure web app Azure SQL Database Azure Search Azure Redis cache Azure Application Insights Looking at an overall Sitecore topology the below would be an architectural representation of the monitoring story. App Insights collects the telemetry from all the web apps and measures web...
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
Update March 4, 2019: Based on community feedback, Sitecore 9.1 has been re-published to our NuGet feed using the public product release versioning, i.e. 9.1.0. We have still removed the NoReferences packages, but will no longer need to publish a feed per breaking release. Moving to PackageReference is still beneficial, and we'll still be working to release the NuGet packages concurrent with our releases. ---...
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...
2 Nov 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
23 Jul 2018
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
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...
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