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Skype for Business – Upcoming Ignite 2017 Sessions to Watch

With one week to go until Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando, FL, I decided to take a look at the Skype for Business sessions to see which ones gave clues about new and upcoming features to the product. Here are the top four that I found. First, there is Real Time Communications with Network Planner. It […]

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Business Runs on the C’s: Part 2 – The 4th C

Last night I awoke and quickly wrote down this poem: Content is King, Commerce is Queen. Who will buy If your product is not seen. If Content is King and Commerce is Queen, then Relevant Search is the Crown. Through the power of Coveo Machine Learning and integration with all 3 pieces of the triangle, […]

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Sitecore Cross-site In Session Personalization

Assume you have a scenario with two different websites for US travel and Canada travel (“US.travel.com” and “CA.travel.com”)  that have different home nodes in a shared Sitecore instance.  Marketing Control Panel content such as goals and campaigns is shared as well. By default in session personalization works for each individual site.  Identifying and merging contacts […]

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Video Training: Setting Rules-based Personalization – Sitecore

Oh hello, I didn’t see you there. One second, let me change socks and we can get going. [interlude music] So here’s the thing. Marketers, developers, all people living in the Sitecore world – Personalization…it’s not a new topic. It is the center of our most of our digital worlds, one of our most overused […]

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Business Runs on the C’s: Part 1 – The 3 C’s

Everybody knows that businesses run on the 3 C’s: Contact Relationship Management, Content Management Systems, and Commerce; however, most would argue that this is a pyramid where CRM represents your customers, they access the website, and they purchase products: Successful businesses see this as a triangle, with CRM representing all your contacts, CMS representing all […]

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Skype Online – Is Microsoft Teams the Future?

It has been speculated that some type of change or re-brand of Skype for Business might be happening due to the overlapping feature set of Teams along with the upcoming Ignite session names. Today’s “glitch” only seemed to add speculation to this. In a blog post by Mary Jo Foley over at zdnet.com, she shows […]

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Getting to Know PredefinedQuery with Sitecore Content Search

Recently I’ve been working a lot with the Sitecore Content Search API and found myself writing a lot of code like this:

As we’re always looking for better ways to do things around here and my laziness started to prevail, I thought, “there has got to be a way to do this where I […]

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Microsoft 365: Deploying Office 365 ProPlus with Intune

Along with the launch of Microsoft 365, Microsoft recently announced the ability to deploy Office 365 ProPlus applications from the cloud with Intune. As Microsoft puts it, “This development marks the first step towards having simple and enterprise-ready ProPlus deployment capabilities with Intune with more enhancements to come in the near future.” Check out this […]

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Considering an Azure Active Directory Hybrid Identity Solution?

Identity solutions can be complicated, especially with the rising popularity of consumer-based devices and cloud SaaS applications in the corporate space. Microsoft recognizes this, and to help, they’ve put together the Hybrid Identity Design Considerations Guide. According to Microsoft, “[This guide] will help you to understand how to design a hybrid identity solution that best […]

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Video: Sitecore Marketing Quick Tip – “Links” Tool

Hey Sitecore marketers (new and veteran) I am starting a secondary series of training videos. My original series of videos on YouTube are a bit longer-format and cover off on the necessary basics to mature as a Sitecore CXP marketer. This new Quick Tip series is designed to deliver small bites of video training on an […]

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