Saving costs by scaling down

Most of us who already experimented with Sitecore 8.2 Update 1 running on Web Apps have noticed that the default provisioning consumes quite some Azure credits. A bit too much maybe, at least for Research & Development purposes. So, to save some costs, I started looking into downscaling options. Of course, you can simply provision a CM-only …

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Sitecore 8.2-1 on Azure Web Apps

Following my blog post on Azure right after the Sitecore Symposium, I now finally can share the actual provisioning of a Sitecore deployment running on Azure Web Apps! Earlier this week, Sitecore released its new version 8.2 Update 1, which contains a lot of fresh Sitecore & Azure goodness (maybe even more than the Initial …

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An introduction to Sitecore on Azure Web Apps

Sitecore recently came with very exciting news regarding their Cloud proposition: from version 8.2 Update 1 Sitecore will support Azure App Service Web Apps! The current estimation is that this update will come available early November. In this first blog post on Azure Web Apps I will discuss the differences compared to earlier Cloud options …

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Configuring server roles

I have invested a lot of time lately in configuring different server roles and trying to see structure in the Sitecore documentation concerning server role configuration, which can be found here (…)/xdb_configuration/configuring_servers. Mind that the documentation behind this link constantly changes, so I cannot guarantee that my blog will stay consistent with it, but at least for …

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One-click deploy Sitecore

Recently I got the opportunity to set up a clean Sitecore environment for a new project. I love greenfield solutions. Not because I’m not able to build maintainable code, but because I can innovate quicker: I try to make significant steps pn each new project, improving the baseline of our development process. A re-invented mascot …

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Sitecore Azure

Sitecore hosting and deployments in Azure PaaS As promised I have made a webinar-like recording of my SUGCON talk about Sitecore Azure. It may not be the same experience as it was at the conference (I’m better at presenting to a live audience),¬†and I do not have a fancy recording booth, so the quality isn’t …

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SUGCON Europe 2015

This year, the conference of SUGNL (Sitecore User Group Nederland), was aimed at a larger audience than last year, going from a national event to an international event. And despite the fact that it was named SUGCON Europe, people attended from all over the world! I was looking forward to this event for some time …

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Content delivery with Sitecore

Just a quick blog post to share my latests findings on the content delivery topic. I recently presented this mechanism at one of the SUGNL meetings and received positive feedback from fellow developers, so I thought it would be nice to get into detail some more with this blog post. When you are not using …

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