Analyze and Pick: The Upgrade Approach

Next big thing is to assess the various Upgrade Approaches available and choose the right fit for your project. Depends on your current Sitecore version you have variety of Upgrade Approaches to choose from: Approach #1: Incremental Upgrades: In this approach Sitecore provides Upgrade Packages to install, Db scripts to execute, Configuration Files to merge/overwrite,... Continue Reading →

SUG Meetups and Webinars – September 2018

Supreme September!!! Was so fortunate to present at 2 Sitecore User Groups on Sitecore Experience Accelerator. Also attended 4 excellent presentations in 2 Sitecore User Group Meetups. And Co-organized SUG Queen City, Manchester, NH meetups with Mike Reynolds. 🙂 Sep’2018 Meetup SUG Queen City, Manchester, NH I presented on "Accelerate your Experience with SXA" at... Continue Reading →

SUG Meetups and Webinars – August 2018

Awesome August!!! 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. 🙂 Aug’2018 Meetup SUG Queen City, Manchester, NH Attended two excellent presentations by Corey Smith and Jeff Darchuk. Corey presented on “Sitecore and MVC A-to-Z” whereas Jeff talked... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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