Where did our Search go?

Azure Search will break your Sitecore 8.2 website A few days ago, one of our Azure production environments running Sitecore suddenly stopped working. At first it seemed to be just a ‘regular’ hick up and Azure reported auto-recovery:

The unavailability was correct. But it didn’t recover as it should. And the remark that no …

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Sitecore Technology MVP 2020!

This year I am celebrating my fifth year anniversary as a Sitecore MVP! I am thrilled to announce that I have been named Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Sitecore for 2020! As a Technology MVP I am one of only 154 Sitecore professionals worldwide that have been awarded with an MVP title in this category. …

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Extending Sitecore using serverless architectures

Our universe is expanding, literally. But that also goes for both the Sitecore topology and the Azure stack. In this blog I want to take you on a trip through our Cloud galaxy to show you how you can manage this increased complexity and how you can leverage the potential of these new Azure services …

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Symposium recap 2019

This year’s Sitecore Symposium in Orlando has been yet another vibrant edition, packed with inspiring keynotes, educational and in-depth breakout sessions, and a lot of interesting conversations with fellow Sitecore-minded developers, marketers and customers. The amount of breaking news announcements may not have been as high as last year, with Horizon, Cortex, Host, the Stylelabs …

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Azure Gateway for Sitecore

Strong ciphers & SSL termination without ASE Multiple recent pen tests have shown us that Azure Web Apps by default do not support the (strong) SSL ciphers we desire. Not willing to make the jump to the Application Service Environment (ASE) right away, we decided to try and secure our Web Apps using an Application …

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Watch Robbie go headless

Lately, a few colleagues and me were brainstorming about a new concept for a customer, discovering new capabilities, and tinkering about innovations and how they could change the interaction with their users. It isn’t a new topic at all, but what if we could remove most of the user interface and focus on only those …

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Sitecore Technology MVP 2019!

For the fourth year in a row, I am happy to announce that I have been named Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Sitecore! As a Technology MVP I am one of only 186 Sitecore professionals worldwide that have been awarded with an MVP title in this category. It really means a lot to me to be …

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Symposium 2018

Wine improves with age. So does Sitecore! Symposium has been great this year. The overall quality of the sessions was high, the keynotes were very informative – including more live demos and actual product presentations than ever – and the guest keynotes were immensely inspirational! Out of all the news and presentations, we could distill …

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Integrated DevOps

Integrated DevOps with Azure, Git, PowerShell & Slack At the Sitecore Symposium 2018 edition I hosted a session about how to optimize the DevOps process around your automated deployments using Azure DevOps, demoing how we got our development environment to the next level of maturity, increasing the developer productivity and fun of our Sitecore software …

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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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