Sitecore Azure scripts update

My colleague Anton Kuryan revamped my Azure scripts, removing duplicate code and adding several new features. Check out https://github.com/robhabraken/Sitecore-Azure-Scripts for the latest version! One parameterized PowerShell script When I first wrote these scripts, I used the Sitecore templates as a starting point, creating multiple folders for the different setups single, double and full (referring to …

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Hot Swappin’

Deploy & swap your Sitecore Azure Web App without downtime This blog post is the product of my cooperation with Mark de Bruijne, senior lead developer at Colours. Mark extended my Azure ARM scripts with the optimizations shown below, based on his research to avoid downtime on swapping, and helped me tremendously with writing this …

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Sitecore Technology MVP 2018!

For the third year in a row, I am happy to announce that I have been awarded the Sitecore MVP award! For this year, I’m a Technology MVP again. The Cloud category no longer exists, because Sitecore believes we all should go Cloud. And I couldn’t agree more. Of course, I will keep my Cloud and …

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All the goodies from Sym 2017

The latest release of Sitecore, version 9.0, has been named the Sitecore Experience Cloud, which introduces xConnect, Cortex, a new Commerce version and enhanced Cloud capabilities. Next to content management and marketing automation, these technologies complete the full stack needed for a realizing a rich, flexible and extensible digital experience. This blog post gives you …

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Can you be my friend, Robbie?

Last week, Bas Lijten and I presented at the Sitecore Symposium 2017 in Las Vegas about our ‘Futuristic Showcase of the Omni-channel Capabilities of Sitecore XP’. We have shown the audience the power of Sitecore’s omni-channel marketing capabilities and what you can do with adding Microsoft Cognitive Services and Internet-of-Things into the game! We did …

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Azure templates update

Since we’re using ARM style provisioning and Sitecore deployments for a while now at Colours, it’s time for an update. First of all, because there were some changes per Sitecore 8.2 Update 3, and secondly, because we have improved our scripts and want to share a few learnings. Check out the new scripts and templates …

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Revealing Robbie at SUGCON Europe 2017

Today, Bas Lijten and I have revealed our newly and secretly built project at SUGCON Europe 2017 ! Something that never has been done before: a real robot that moves, interacts, communicates and executes tasks, fully driven by Sitecore XP, using additional techniques like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Face Recognition and Emotion Detection. It is a robot …

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Blue Green Sitecore Deployments on Azure

In my blog post and talks early december, I gave an extensive introduction on deploying and hosting your Sitecore solution on Azure Web Apps; right after the release of Sitecore 8.2 Update 1, which was the first Sitecore version to support Web Apps. Since then, a lot happened. Not only Sitecore released both Update 2 and …

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Sitecore Cloud MVP 2017!

For the second year in a row, I am happy to announce that I have been awarded the Sitecore MVP Cloud award 2017! Yes, that’s right, Cloud! Being one of only 10 Cloud experts worldwide to be named a Sitecore MVP this year, among over 10,000 certified developers in Sitecore’s network globally, is very exciting. As a Technology MVP …

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The Staging slot EventQueue issue

Say what? Having the possibility of using staging slots when moving from on premises to the Cloud was one of the most promising and convenient improvements that could enhance the stability and uptime of our applications. Very exciting! But soon we ran into an issue, both with Cloud Services as with Web Apps: Where we could replicate …

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