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OneDrive or Box?

OneDrive is leapfrogging the competition for document management, collaboration and sharing. It’s hard to fully quantify the benefits of using OneDrive for your file collaboration and sharing because it’s already part of Office 365. By virtue of being on the platform OneDrive already has the advantage of built in: Search, eDiscovery, Data Loss Prevention and […]

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Top 5 SharePoint Innovations Announced Today

On Star Wars day the force is most definitely with SharePoint. SharePoint is here to stay and continues to form an integral part of Office 365. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 innovations announced today… #1 Page Rendering Model There is a radically new page rendering model. SharePoint pages previously relied a lot on […]

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Sitecore, URL Rewrites, and the “Failed” JS Dialog

Recently for our new public website, we encountered a bit of an issue with the Sitecore back-end that didn’t really have a descriptive error. In fact, there were a number of symptoms that were a bit unexplained but the most frequently encountered one was this “Failed” JavaScript dialog that would come up when expanding something […]

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Sitecore WFFM – Controller Not Found after Upgrade to 8.1

We recently upgraded one of our clients from Sitecore 8.0 to Sitecore 8.1 and had to upgrade to Web Forms for Marketers 8.1 rev. 160304 as part of the upgrade. After upgrading WFFM, all of our forms started to throw the following exception, “The controller for path ‘{{form path}}’ could not be found.” The project has a custom Controller Factory that uses […]

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Business Optimization: Enterprise Application Transformation

Business optimization is a core tenant of our vision at Perficient. From our newly redesigned website – “We can help you to reduce drains on productivity and improve your ability to rapidly respond and adapt to changing markets, customers, and partners. We’ll help you to improve processes and workflows to make day-to-day activities more efficient and productive. […]

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Top Takeaways from a Sitecore xDB Cloud Configuration

We recently worked to help one of our customers set up xDB Cloud and had some great findings come out of the project. While the Sitecore documentation is very good in some areas, in some of the newer areas, like xDB Cloud, the documentation can be a little unclear or even lacking at times.  Here […]

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TLS 1.2 and .NET Support: How to Avoid Connection Errors

I recently ran into an interesting issue when developing a connector for a third-party API. When trying to connect to the API endpoint, I received the following error message: “An error occurred while making the HTTP request to https://<API endpoint>. This could be due to the fact that the server certificate is not configured properly […]

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Sitecore MVC – Independent Experience Editor Views

I find that many of the components I develop in Sitecore need custom markup in the Experience Editor that shouldn’t be present on the live site. Although it’s possible to add this custom markup into my components’ views with @if (Sitecore.Context.PageMode.IsExperienceEditor), I prefer to keep branching logic out of my views as much as possible. Fortunately […]

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Developing custom SSIS component – 9 lessons learned

One of the compelling features of Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is its extensibility. Although SQL Server comes with a wide array of SSIS components (including different data sources, transformation tasks and logical flow control operations), sometimes there is a need to do something unique in your SSIS package, something that is not supported […]

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