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Writing Sitecore PowerShell Reports for Content Authors

Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE) is such a great tool that I now consider it a fundamental part of any Sitecore solution. Among other uses, it excels at reporting and task automation. For example, when a Sitecore content tree balloons to 100,000+ items, writing efficient reports and automating tasks become critical to managing the madness. With that […]

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Sitecore Honors Ten Perficient Digital Experts as MVPs

Going above and beyond is mandatory to being an industry leader in end-to-end digital solutions. But sometimes we just can’t resist bragging about our incredible colleagues. After all, they are extraordinarily talented individuals, dedicated to helping our customers and partners. Today we are excited to share that ten of our Sitecore experts have been named Sitecore […]

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Federated Authentication in Sitecore 9 – Part 2: Configuration

Let’s take a look at the configuration for federated authentication in Sitecore 9. By the way, this is Part 2 of a 3 part series examining the new federated authentication capabilities of Sitecore 9. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here: Part 1 Enabling Federated Authentication Before we can begin implementation, several […]

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What You Need to Know About Sitecore Experience Commerce 9

You may be aware that Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 was announced at the NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show  with much excitement.  This year everyone will be talking about it. A lot has changed from Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1 that will make things easier and faster.  If you are upgrading from an older version there are a […]

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Federated Authentication in Sitecore 9 – Part 1: Overview

Sitecore 9.0 introduced a new and very useful feature to easily add federated authentication to the platform. Authentication has been and still is being performed using the ASP.NET Membership functionality for standard Sitecore users, however, Sitecore has implemented the ability to use the new ASP.NET Identity functionality that is based OWIN-middleware. Here’s a stripped-down look […]

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VIDEO: How to Set Up Behavioral Personalization in Sitecore

This is the key training element in a multi-part series to get you to that golden summit of behavior-based personalization in Sitecore 8.x and 9.0. With this training you should ultimately see a conservative increase of conversions around +19%. While this topic is the “shiny nickel” of the series, please make sure you have followed […]

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Sitecore Symposium 2017: Incredible Scale Sitecore Implementation

This session was lead by Simon Jones, Glen McInnis, Bart Plasmeijer, and Jaspar van den Bosch from Valtech. They talked about how they manage 1,000 websites in 100 countries and 50 languages across 15 brands for a popular makeup brand. Here are my notes from the session: Principals for success Reuse, reuse, reuse Build for […]

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Sitecore Symposium 2017: Improve Testing in Sitecore

This session was lead by Brain Beckham and Viktoria Shostak from Brain Jocks. They talked about the typical way code moves from developer to integration to QA testing. They demonstrated how it is possible to end-up with an unstable release branch and proposed an alternative. Here are my notes from the session: What is Functional […]

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Make the Most of Your Content Authoring Options in Sitecore

Authoring content in Sitecore can run the gauntlet from frustrating to fantastic. I previously looked at why you should care about a quality content authoring experience and provided a few tips for how to do that in Sitecore. While a good authoring experience in Sitecore generally involves smart use of the Experience Editor, it is […]

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Sitecore Symposium 2017: Deploying Sitecore to Azure

This session was lead by Ciaran McAuliffe from Sitecore. He showed how to use several different tools to deploy Sitecore in Azure using the Platform as a Service (Paas) model. Here are my notes from the session: Azure Marketplace Use this when you need a quick site to test on and you do not need […]

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