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Mapping CSV Fields to Complex Sitecore xDB Facets

In this edition of Unlocking xDB, we’ll expand from the last blog and demonstrate how we can map CSV data uploaded to List Manager into complex facet elements.

Creating Custom Sitecore xDB Contact Facets

Blog Series: Unlocking xDB – Vol: #1   Referenced Sitecore Version: Sitecore 8.1U3 – 8.2 Creating Custom Sitecore xDB Contact Facets in Sitecore 8.1U3 and Sitecore 8.2 Over the last couple of days, I’ve enjoyed the challenge of trying to create a custom Sitecore xDB Contact Facet.  If you’re unsure what a Facet is, don’t worry.  There are so… Read More ›

Dynamic Sites Manager 1.9.1 – Update

In true Sitecore fashion, I wanted to quickly get an initial working version of Dynamic Sites Manager out the door for the Sitecore 8.2 Initial Release.  Tonight, I went back into the code and realized that the SiteManager.Providers property has been marked obsolete, something that wasn’t very clear in the Release Notes. This means at… Read More ›

Dynamic Sites Manager 1.9 Released

Version 1.9 Released Today, Sitecore officially released Sitecore 8.2 Initial Release (Revision 160729). As such, I spent some time updating Dynamic Sites Manager to support Sitecore 8.2 in the most recent release.  In addition, earlier releases support Sitecore 8.1, 8.0, 7.5, 7.2, and 7.0.  With the release, the following versions will continue to be supported… Read More ›

Sitecore 8.1 List Manager – CSV Upload Error

Recently, I’ve been battling through a problem that a particular client was having with their Sitecore 8.1 Update-3 installation.  The original issue manifested itself when, in trying to upgrade from Sitecore 7.2 and Email Campaign Manager 2.3 to Sitecore 8.1 Update 3 and Email Experience Manager 3.3, the ability to upload a contact or recipient… Read More ›

Sitecore XP 8.1 with Solr/Glass/AutoFac (Part 1)

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been working my way through trying to get Sitecore 8.1 to work with the latest tools: Solr Server v6, Autofac v3.5, and Glass Mapper v4.  Turns out it was quite a journey and definitely in need of some blogging support.  This is the first part in a series of blog… Read More ›

Authoring Security – The Oft Forgotten (Part 1)

Part 1 in a series of blogs on Sitecore authoring security.

Monitors: Does Size Really Matter?

Over the last 15 years, I’ve been exposed to a number of varying working conditions that either enhanced or negated my productivity. In the last 6 years though, one working condition that I have become increasingly used to (and at an alarming rate) is how much I love my dual 30 inch monitors at work…. Read More ›

HDI Conference 2014: An Outsider Looks In

In January 2014, I was looking for opportunities to help myself grow professionally in the IT space. As an IT Director and manager of helpdesks, it’s important that I keep up with the latest and greatest in trends and technologies. Through savvy Google searching, I came across the HDI Conference 2014 webpage. I had never… Read More ›

Meetup Rewind: Angular-JS @ DevBoston

Last night, I attended the Microsoft DevBoston meetup which featured a deep dive look into Google’s new Angular-JS which allows you to transform static markup files into clean, concise dynamic web-applications without much effort or even bulky includes. The meetup was led by Phil Denoncourt (@pd31415), a .NET consultant and a seemingly great dad. A big… Read More ›

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