A Blog Series – How to upgrade Sitecore?

Incessant improvements, keep on introducing something new and regularly fixing the existing bugs are the key qualities of a successful Product. Sitecore is undoubtedly not an exception in this stream. Releasing timely version upgrades, intermediate updates and various patches is the beauty of Sitecore which makes it more powerful, extendable and robust. As s result, these... Continue Reading →

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Hiccups during Sitecore 9 XP0 Installation on a server

Recently we installed Sitecore 9.0.1 rev 171219 (XP0) on-premise mode on a server machine. This installation was a bit different than my previous one on a local developer machine. Because: We wanted to install on a different drive rather System Drive. Doesn’t have Visual Studio and SQL Server Install on the box. Our SQL server password... Continue Reading →

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Brainstorm and Define: The Future

"Give me 6 hours to chop a tree, I'll spend first 4 sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln In my previous blog post we assessed Where we are starting from? Now its time to brainstorm and decide Where we want to head towards? As a next step we need to research, analyze and decide a lot... Continue Reading →

Assess and Document: The Present

Before diving in, access how deep the water is. Until and unless you belongs to that rare breed of an IT team which have everything well documented, it's always better to do a postmortem of your existing state of Project and document at least those critical things which may impact the Upgrade. Especially the list... Continue Reading →

Sitecore Developer Trail – My Story

Sitecore Developer Trial Old days are gone with dependency on client licenses for the willingness to learn/explore something new on Sitecore. Long awaited, Sitecore have launched the Developer Trial program where you can download a 60 days trail license and start exploring whatever you like to. It’s such a great news for the folks who... Continue Reading →

Could not resolve type name: Sitecore.Data.SqlServer.SqlServerProxyDataProvider on Sitecore 9

On an upgraded instance to Sitecore 9, we are getting the following exception: Could not resolve type name: Sitecore.Data.SqlServer.SqlServerProxyDataProvider, Sitecore.Kernel (method: Sitecore.Configuration.DefaultFactory.CreateFromTypeName(XmlNode configNode, String[] parameters, Boolean assert)). If you decompile Sitecore.Kernel.Dll on your old Sitecore Version and compare it with one on Sitecore 9, you will notice that Sitecore.Data.Proxies namespace has been deprecated now. Additionally... Continue Reading →

Sitecore Rocks unable to connect with Sitecore 9

During the process of upgrading Sitecore from an older version to Sitecore 9, you may face various errors/issues which are due to either: Old namespaces/syntax are obsolete/deprecated OR Approach to implement the logic is revamped/improved OR Additional settings/configuration are needed to make it work Currently we are upgrading Sitecore 7.2 to Sitecore 9. Since it... Continue Reading →

SUG Meetups and Webinars – July 2018

Jocund July!!! Was so fortunate to attend 3 excellent presentations in 2 Sitecore User Group Meetups. Also Co-organized SUG Queen City, Manchester, NH meetups with Mike Reynolds. 🙂 SUG July’2018 Meetup Queen City, Manchester, NH Attended two excellent presentations by Rob Habraken and Hugo Santos. Rob presented on “A futuristic showcase of the omni-channel capabilities of... Continue Reading →

SUG Meetups and Webinars – June 2018

Jubilant June!!! Was so fortunate to attend 3 excellent presentations in 2 Sitecore User Group Meetups. Also Hosted and Co-organized SUG Queen City, Manchester, NH meetups with Mike Reynolds. 🙂 SUG June’2018 Meetup Queen City, Manchester, NH Attended two excellent presentations by Hetal Dave and Vincent Bernard. Hetal presented on “Lets Talk Commerce” whereas Vincent... Continue Reading →

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