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Sitecore Behavioral Profile Pattern Controls

If you are setting up behavioral personalization in Sitecore, there are a few subtle controls that can make a dramatic difference in both how your profiles are tracked, and how your content marketers can assign cards to pages. One aspect that came into play as of 8.1 is Decay Rate, which I covered in a […]

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Sitecore’s Hash Stored IPs Tool – 3 Gotchas

Sitecore provides a tool called Hash Stored IPs that must be run when upgrading from 8.1 or earlier. I ran into a few gotchas/good to knows when running the tool. 1. ERROR: System.InvalidOperationException: Failed to validate database. —> System.Exception: Database exist but the following collections doesn’t: GeoIps Initially the tool didn’t run at all because […]

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Adobe Experience Manager on Microsoft Azure – Why Not?

On our Adobe blog, Perficient’s expert Greg Dawson discusses the potential for running Adobe Experience Manager on Microsoft Azure: Adobe Experience Manager runs within a Java Virtual Machine, and deployments on both RedHat Enterprise Linux and its community counterpart, CentOS are supported operating systems. As these are the OSes we most commonly see for AEM […]

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SOLR Failure Brings Down Live Sitecore Site

Recently, a client’s live Sitecore site was brought down completely by a failure in the SOLR search provider service. Immediately we tracked down the root cause of the issue and set to work on resolving it. I’ll start with the root cause and continue on with the steps that were taken to prevent Sitecore from […]

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[Webinar] Accelerate Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure

DevOps has become a buzzword in tech, but for good reason. Depending on size and complexity, content management systems such as Sitecore can require various workflows and tools for DevOps management. Join Perficent’s experts Tim McCarthy and George Chang (Sitecore Cloud MVP) for a webinar on Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure.

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Skype Online Dial Plans Available in Preview

When Skype Online was first introduced, it had its limitations, particularly around policies and customization. From an administrative point of view, you were locked down to being able to use only predefined policies. As Cloud PBX and PSTN calling was introduced, these administrative limitations extended to dial plans. Dial plans contain normalization rules that can […]

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Why Intranets Fail (and What to Do About It)

It is about time that we all face a hard truth: Many traditional intranet projects fail to achieve their stated business objectives. There, I said it, and I’m already starting to feel better. According to one recent Gartner report, “Since the emergence of the intranet in the mid-1990s, organizations have seen wave after wave of […]

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How Mature is Your DevOps Practice?

We recently published a whitepaper titled “Leveraging the Microsoft Platform for DevOps.” In it, we describe our DevOps maturity model. How mature is your DevOps practice? Some organizations are so mature, they are able to blow away and overwrite their production environment up to 1,600 times a day. That’s right; destroy the environment with no […]

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Ignition v2.0 Releases Live

Greetings true believers! If you’ve been following on Twitter and Slack, you’ve already seen that we’ve released a major revamp of Ignition. The getting-started guide can be found here: https://github.com/sitecoreignition/Ignition.Foundation/wiki Here’s a companion video going over getting started with the new framework: Some new features unveiled in 2.o include… A full restructure of our project structure […]

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