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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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 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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Sitecore Free Developer License – 60 Days Trail

Guess what...Sitecore launched a trial license with 60 days trial. https://www.sitecore.net/getting-started/implementation/developing-on-sitecore Its such a great news for the folks who are either New to Sitecore and want to make their hands dirty on Sitecore Development Freelancers who are currently not on any project Developers who are not allowed to use the Client's license on personal …

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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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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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GeoIP Tracking in MongoDB and Forward Request HTTP Header

When we load balance your web site at layer 7, it will become non-transparent. This means that the actual client source IP address is replaced by the load balancer’s own IP address, and therefore ONLY this address will be recorded in the IIS logs. One way around this is to insert X-Forwarded-For headers on the load balancer to …

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Building Sitemap XML for Delivery Servers

OOB "Sitemap XML Module" generate the Sitemap XML on Content Management Servers only. To get it generated on Content Delivery Servers as well, we need to add a custom event. Normally we have atleast one Content Management and one Content Delivery Server. But on scalable and distributed architecure number of servers increases based on requirements. …

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SUG Bangalore Webinar – Introduction with MongoDB with Sitecore

Was fortunate to attend the webinar hosted by Sitecore User Group Bangalore and presented by Ankit Joshi on 3/26/2017. Webinar was well organized and content presented by Ankit was also crisp and clear. I found it very helpful for people who are new to Sitecore xDB using MongoDB. The webinar was recorded and you can …

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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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