Sitecore Cortex – Three Basic Concepts

Was fortunate to attend an excellent presentation by John Hobart and Michael Thompson from Coria Inc on Sitecore Cortex at Sitecore UG Manchester, NH in February 2018 meetup. Though my first but such an informative session on Sitecore Cortex with some funny punch lines by John. 😉 As my first baby step towards the powerful …

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SUG Bangalore – First Virtual Meet 2018

Was fortunate to present at First Virtual Meetup of 2018 at Sitecore User Group Bangalore on Sitecore Forms and its capabilities. The presentation recording been uploaded and is available on our Youtube channel! Do subscribe to get updates! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWebnkIon2Y&t=1436s

SUG Meetup – Jan’18 Queen City, Manchester, NH

Was fortunate to attend and this time present as well at the first Sitecore User Group Meet of 2018 at Queen City, Manchester, NH on 01/03/2018 at 1230 Elm St, Manchester, NH. Hosted by Michael Reynolds and Greg Coffman. Agenda: 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Food/networking/introduction 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Introducing Sitecore Forms – Empowering Digital Marketing - Amitabh …

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Sitecore 9 Installation using SIF – As easy as cooking a delicious meal.

Being a foodie who loves cooking, while installing my first Sitecore XP 9 using SIF though surprisingly but I feel like cooking a delicious meal . Well, I am pretty sure that after reading the first line may be you will react something like this guy: But I found both the processes quite similar. How? …

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Step 1: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Collecting the required Files

As the first step let's download all the files/packages which will be needed during the installation process. Login to dev.sitecore.net with your credentials and click on Download button under Sitecore Experience Platform 9. Create a folder on any of your local drives where you want to store all the related files, it will be like …

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Step 2: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Let’s Install and configure Solr

As a next step we will be installing Solr and configuring it as a service. 1.    Download Solr package from http://lucene.apache.org/solr/downloads.html 2.    We need Solr 6.6.2 hence rather downloading the latest version we will navigate to “the apache archives” link and download Solr 6.6.2 Note: Please note initially I tried using the latest …

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Step 3: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Lets configure Solr on HTTPS

As we know that XP 9 is all about tightening the security hence we need to setup HTTPS for Solr. Well there are many ways to do that either you can follow the steps provided in the Installation Guide which we downloaded earlier or follow the easy way given by our own Kam Figy. Kam …

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Step 4: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Ask your SQL Server to buckle up

As a next step there are few activities to be performed at SQL Server end. Note: Step 1-4 are optional if you already have a Sitecore user in SQL server with sysadmin rights. But if not follow the steps. 1.     Login to your SQL Server. Navigate to Security -> Logins -> Right Click and …

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Step 5: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Install and Import SIF Modules

Now is the time to install and import two important modules – Sitecore Install Framework Module and Sitecore Fundamental Module. 1.    Open Powershell in administrator mode. Register the Sitecore Repositories by running the following command on Powershell : Register-PSRepository –Name SitecoreRepo –SourceLocation https://sitecore.myget.org/f/sc-powershell/api/v2 2.    When the Prompt asks for inputs. Press Y 3.    …

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Step 6: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Executing SIF Installation Script

I know you are dying to see the Sitecore 9 login window and the home page rendering with default layout . Don’t worry this is the last step towards that stage when we will be installing the SIF script. 1.    Sitecore 9 Installation Guide provide the script to be executed. But before executing that …

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