Differences between Sitecore Updates and Patches

Ever wondered how Sitecore Update/Upgrade and Sitecore Patch Release are different? How to decide that you want a Sitecore Update or Patch? What is an Update? Sitecore releases Updates in timely fashion. These Updates normally have known bug fixes from previous versions and possibly any additional features/functionalities bundled. Every Update comes with Release Notes which …

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Did you ask – Why should I upgrade to Sitecore 9 ?

Same question again and without any doubt Sitecore is ready with bagful of features to answer the question that – Why should we upgrade to Sitecore 9? Referring the history every intermediate release of Sitecore from one update to another comes with critical bug fixes, patches and sometime new features. But whenever a new version …

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Estimation Tips for a Sitecore Upgrade

Most of us often try to reduce the time it takes to an upgrade. This is obviously appealing to the client. Less time = less money spent. And while it’s tempting to upgrade the Sitecore Instances quickly, be aware that these methods are not officially endorsed by Sitecore, and you may struggle to get help …

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Planning Sitecore Upgrade – Tips

Continuous updates and multiple yearly releases is the beauty of Sitecore which makes Sitecore more powerful, extendable and useful for everyone. But regular update introduce the need for upgrade the version which we are currently using as Upgrading is inevitable. Based on my Upgrade experiences, thought of penning some tips which can help you to …

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Historical analytics data conversion to MongoDB for Sitecore 8.x – Batch Aggregation

Are you currently using Sitecore Analytics without MongoDB? Are you planning to upgrade Sitecore to 7.5 or upper version with MongoDB? If yes, its time to decide whether you want to convert the historical data or want to go with a fresh MongoDB setup. Cause if you want the historical analytics data, you need to go …

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Multi-Site in Sitecore and LiveMode.config

If you don’t want to bother publishing your local Sitecore site every time you make a change (especially when developing). There’s a nifty file named LiveMode.config.example, located in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\yoursitecoresite\Website\App_Config\Include\ . It comes with the sitecore install, and for a normal single-site Sitecore instance, simply removing the “.example” from the filename will let you view your …

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