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Optimizely DXP Deployment API – Downloading Assets

The Optimizely Deployment API (Episerver.PaaS.EpiCloud) has helped immensely as I’ve been working on new projects, but there has always been something that has plagued me; copying down content/assets into my local environment. When I say “Copying down Content,” I mean two pieces; Database and the Assets. For the Database Export, I have created my ExportDatabase […]

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Perficient Achieves Premier Platinum Partner Status with Optimizely

One thing is clear after the last year and a half – the overnight shift from in-person experiences to digital-first (or digital only) has prompted companies to double down on providing superb digital experiences. At the same time, they have to make sure that “every user interaction builds and delivers on business outcomes.” Planning, building, […]

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Optimizely Listed as a Leader in Forrester New Wave, Q2 2021 Report

We are proud to announce that Optimizely, a Perficient partner, was recognized by industry-leading analyst firms as a Leader. After numerous recent acquisitions, the new Optimizely has positioned itself as a stand-out platform. For instance, the recent Forrester research report stated that Optimizely offers strong experimentation and analytics capabilities, and their full-stack offering delivers patented […]

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Optimizely/Episerver DXP Deployment API – Provisioning

As I continue to use the Deployment API, I always am looking for new and exciting ways to use the commands. In this case, being able to provision a brand new set of DXP Environments for a client. The Optimizely DXP is made up of three environments; Integration, Preproduction, and Production. Not all of these […]

Optimizely/Episerver DXP Deployment API – Smooth Deployment Public Release

In my previous posts, we went over the deployment process in the Optimizely/Episerver DXP environment. The first and the second post of the Deployment API series went through the original methods that allow for deployment into the DXP environment. Smooth Deploy is a feature that I have been looking forward to for a long time now. It […]

My 101 With Optimizely (Episerver) PIM

I recently got a chance to work on Optimizely’s Product Information Management (PIM) system and to familiarize myself with the platform. Optimizely PIM is a cloud-based product information management system that provides a centralized hub to manage all your product information. Like other traditional PIM platforms, it provides a single place to collect, manage, and […]

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DXP Deployment API – Azure.Storage Error Fix

As of March 29th, Microsoft made the decision to publish new VM’s which archived a bunch of Az, Azure, and AzureRM modules. The side effect of this was that when any of the deployment API scripts were run in Azure DevOps, it would throw an error. ‘Azure.Storage’ version 4.4.0 or greater is required. At C:\Users\VssAdministrator\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\EpiCloud\0.13.15\EpiCloud.psm1:189 […]

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EpiServer DXP Deployment API – Direct Deploy

As of Update 357, Optimizely (EpiServer) released Direct Deploy into their Deployment API, Episerver.PaaS.EpiCloud. This update changes a couple of my scripts to allow major speed improvements when deploying into the integration environment. In this post, we will go through the following: How does the current deployment to Integration work? Why Direct Deploy? Why does […]

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Personalizing Groups of Content in Episerver

Episerver’s Personalization feature provides a way for content authors and marketers to provide personalized experiences on their website. Visitors can be assigned to groups through the use of special criteria, and marketers can deliver targeted content to users based on their visitor group. It’s a great feature that invites marketers and authors to deliver unique […]

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Optimizely Integration within Episerver – Part 2: Full Stack A/B Test

This is the second in a series of posts that look at some potential ways that the Optimizely and Episerver products can be integrated.  In this post we will be updating the code that was created in the first article to include a Full Stack A/B test to determine if an increase in price would affect […]

Optimizely Integration within Episerver – Part 1: Full Stack Feature

With the rebranding of Episerver to Optimizely there have been several questions floating around about the Optimizely stack and how it can be used in a traditional Episerver project. This is a quick four part series where we look at some potential ways the products can be integrated.  Here are the links to all of the […]

Episerver: Add a Copy Preview Link to the Navigation Pane

Recently a friend posted on the forums about the idea of being able to share a preview link to an item. While the solution outlined below may not meet his exact needs, it illustrates how easy it is to tap into Episerver plug-in areas to and add additional functionality to the editing interface. There are […]

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