Category - Content Management Systems

Articles that center around various technologies related to the development of content management systems and major tendencies and innovations in the domain.

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Sitecore 8.2 Mainstream Support Is Ending: Why Migrate to Sitecore 9?
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Sitecore Data Transfer — Tool SQL BULK INSERT
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Vibrant Sitecore Competency Center to Encourage Ongoing Development
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Sitecore 9.2 Version: a New Format for Serialization
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Sitecore Test Image Previews Not Displaying: What to Do
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How to Package Your Local Sitecore Instance for Microsoft Azure App Service
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Six Benefits of the Sitecore Experience Commerce Platform
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Ten Reasons to Look Forward to Sitecore 9.2 [Detailed Update Overview]
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The Importance of Data Collection in Healthcare
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Brave Sitecorians Will Keep You up to Date (On Content Changes)

Sitecore 8.2 Mainstream Support Is Ending: Why Migrate to Sitecore 9?

Every version of а software product has its lifecycle, which inevitably finishes with discontinued support. It happens when a newer version is ready to replace the older one.

December 31, 2019 is the mainstream support end date for Sitecore 8.2. In this regard, current Sitecore customers should not panic, but rather read our article and decide whether they have to move their existing solutions to the latest versions of Sitecore 9.

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Sitecore Data Transfer — Tool SQL BULK INSERT

Sometimes, we need to import Sitecore content data in the scope of migration or deploying process. In general, we can use Sitecore Migrations tools (if we need full migration). But if we just need to export content data, we can use Sitecore Package Designer, Unicorn or TDS.

In my case, we needed to migrate dozens of content items (more than 40 000) from Sitecore 7.5 to Sitecore 8.2. And we had only Sitecore Package Designer.

The main issue we faced was the long processing time (a couple of hours) of Sitecore Package Designer. This was the trigger for us to release our Sitecore Data Transfer tool

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Vibrant Sitecore Competency Center to Encourage Ongoing Development

What does it take to start your journey with Sitecore — the advanced content management system? This question concerns both newbies and experienced developers who seek to switch to another area of expertise. That is why we had a brief talk with SaM Solutions’ Sitecore Lead Developer — Raman Khalupau. Raman is a talented expert who helps customers improve their business operations with the Sitecore Platform. Also, he is the head of SaM Solutions’ Sitecore Competency Center.

In this interview, Raman tells us about his passion for Sitecore and explains why he is sure that proper training and support can inspire any developer to learn this CMS.

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How to Package Your Local Sitecore Instance for Microsoft Azure App Service

For modern businesses, it’s extremely important to be flexible in order to satisfy the constantly changing customer needs. That’s why more and more companies turn to the evolving cloud computing services, which provide scalability, optimize connectivity and improve performance.

Sitecore is not an exception, as it allows you to deploy solutions on the Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS). For a new Sitecore environment, you can use out-of-the-box web deploy packages (WDP). But to deploy your existing (local) solution, you need to initially package it into a WDP.

In this article, I will tell you how you can package your local Sitecore Habitat into web deploy package (WDP). You will also see what issues you might run into during the process.

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Six Benefits of the Sitecore Experience Commerce Platform

Online shopping is among the top activities of Internet users worldwide, and its popularity is still growing. This trend inevitably impacts the extension of the global retail eCommerce market and has resulted in the increased demand for powerful tools and solutions needed to develop and support the digital marketplace. Sitecore eCommerce platform is one of the leading products in the space of digital commerce management.

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Ten Reasons to Look Forward to Sitecore 9.2 [Detailed Update Overview]

The SUGCON Europe 2019 I attended in London on April 4-5 was an exciting and informative event that gave me a chance to network with the best representatives of the Sitecore community and to upgrade my skills. Today, I’m happy to share the latest news from the conference about Sitecore CMS version 9.2, which is expected to be released in the coming months.

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Brave Sitecorians Will Keep You up to Date (On Content Changes)

On March 2, the SaM Solutions team got their first Sitecore Hackathon experience, and we’re off to a great start! The team of “Brave Sitecorians” — Raman Khalupau, Andrei Shynkarenka and me, Vadzim Papko, — has successfully met the challenge, which resulted in the creation of an efficient module that enhances content management.

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