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Defining Azure Application Gateway custom probes in ARM template

By far, the most convenient way to configure Azure Application Gateway is to use ARM template. The reasons are: – Application gateway configuration could be really complex, it may have multiple backend server pools, listeners and complicated routing rules – Application gateway is generally slow to configure. It’s not uncommon to wait 10-15 minutes for […]

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Simulating DR failover endpoints in Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager is Azure PaaS service which is helpful in the following scenarios: 1. Directing incoming application traffic to the nearest Azure data center 2. Failover to the other Azure data center (DR) in case of a catastrophic failure 3. Distributing traffic between endpoints according to the assigned endpoint weight value In this blog […]

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Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure

A few months ago, Tim McCarthy and I had the opportunity to give a presentation at Sitecore Symposium in New Orleans, LA about Sitecore, infrastructure-as-code, and build and release strategy using Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft Azure. These are platforms and practices that we use daily in maintaining consistent build and deploy processes and […]

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Video Training: Sitecore Marketing Campaign Tracking

Important note: This is Part 3 in a series. Please check out Part 1 on Taxonomy and Part 2 on Goals if you have not already. If you have been following along, you likely have Sitecore goals in place and values assigned to them, along with a maturing marketing taxonomy. Those goals should be delivering […]

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Podcast: Sitecore personalization interview on Core Sampler

I had the honor of joining master Sitecore Developer and host Derek Dysart as a guest on his Sitecore-based podcast Core Sampler. I am proud to be among the ranks of distinguished Sitecore MVP’s and a growing variety of Sitecore experts on his informative series. Check out the Podcast While the content of this podcast […]

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Sitecore 8.2 Upgrade – View Rendering Gotcha

When upgrading to Sitecore 8.2, watch out for this issue that we ran into. If you have any View Renderings that don’t end in “.cshtml”, like for example you had an extra space at the end of one of them and it ended in “.cshtml “, you may have a problem. Sitecore, in an effort […]

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