Category Archives: Development

How to install Solr as a Windows Service

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

Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1 demo installation guide Part 0

In this series of posts I’m gonna walk you through installation of Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1 + Reference Storefront.

Part 0 – Preparation

System is big and complex. It consists of several components that are connected to each other and its very easy to get lost and spend hours/days digging logs and getting back on track. Therefore rather spend few hours of preparation then few hours of frustration.

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How to properly switch on workflows in configuration

A few days ago we tried to solve the workflow concept for a client of ours. Workflows and their set-us is quite well documented by Sitecore (specifically in the Workflow Cookbook and Workflow Reference). What we were not able to find though, was good documentation to how to set up the configuration properly. Continue reading How to properly switch on workflows in configuration