If you ever wondered, how to manage Sitecore in a way to have a really solid foundation and at the same time quickly react (or be proactive) in fast-changing business requirement situations, Sitecore can accommodate these needs using a variety of ways. Continue reading How Can Sitecore Support Two-Speed Architecture
With the latest release of Sitecore 9, there is the need to have Solr running also for a single server installation. This is largely thanks to the new xConnect layer that uses either Solr or Azure Search. If you find yourself in the need to install Solr on Windows and run it as a service, let me share with you some of my learnings from this journey. Continue reading How to install Solr as a Windows Service
Yesterday, Sitecore released its newest version – Sitecore 9. Sitecore 9 brings an array of new features and many improvements. One of them however is very crucial and dictates actually, how to even begin the journey with Sitecore 9 – the Sitecore Installation Framework (aka SIF). Continue reading Sitecore 9 – become a SIF lord
Sitecore recently released the newest addition to its integration possibilities – the Data Exchange Framework. What it is it good for? Let us have a look! Continue reading Sitecore Data Exchange Framework
It is with great pleasure that I can share, I have been recognized with the Sitecore Technology MVP 2016 award – the second time in a row!
Sitecore announced on its website the Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) for 2016. There are only 177 people worldwide to be named a Sitecore Technology MVP this year. There are more than 10,000 certified developers in Sitecore’s global network.
Now it its tenth year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individual technology, digital strategy, and commerce advocates who share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results.
It is possible to find more information about the MVP program directly on the official Sitecore website.
Recently MongoDB 3.2 was released. Not too long ago I have written about the MongoDB 3.0 and its fantastic new WiredTiteger storage engine. So is it worth to upgrade to 3.2? Well… Absolutely! Continue reading MongoDB 3.2 and Sitecore – What’s new
If you need to work with a publishing target that is placed remotely from your Sitecore CM instance, you have to consider how much will you publish and if publishing time is an issue. Publishing in Sitecore is in fact a granular operation that sends each item over the network separately – there is no “bulk” send as of now. This means that the publishing time increases with the increase of latency and decrease of network throughput. Let’s heave a look at how we can solve this. Continue reading Publishing target replication
If you are thinking about migrating or deploying Sitecore 8 (or 7.5) and use xDB as your new platform for analytics and personalization, Solr will be an essential requirement to make everything work. Continue reading Why is Solr essential in xDB
Recently, MongoDB announced their newest version – MongoDB 3.0 (3.0.1 to be very specific). What is the biggest difference compared to the earlier versions and what do you need to know to make full advantage of upgrading? Let’s dive right in. Continue reading Sitecore on MongoDB 3.0 – what should you know
When I do research on Sitecore topics, I often want to try the findings on my own to understand exactly how Sitecore reacts. And there is no better way to doing so than on a Sitecore demo environment. Here I can try whatever is necessary without any worries and at the end of the day wipe out everything and return to a shiny-clean fresh new environment the next time round. So, without further redo, let’s get to the (virtual) machines!
Continue reading Creating a Sitecore sandbox virtual environment