Focal point crop v1.1

Within a few days after launching my focal point crop extension for Content Hub, I already improved my extension quite a bit. Originally, I replaced the original Entity image viewer component, with the idea to add this new focal point functionality as unobtrusive as possible. In practice, however, this proved to have some disadvantages: my …

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Content Hub: Focal point crop

Content Hub has multiple cropping strategies as you might know: crop to center, smart crop and custom crop. Smart cropping is “a feature that intelligently examines the content of an image and automatically focuses on the most important part of an image for cropping”, as the documentation states. Although the result is often spot on, …

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Sitecore Technology MVP 2021!

This year I am celebrating my sixth year anniversary as a Sitecore MVP! I am thrilled to announce that I have been named Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Sitecore for 2021! As a Technology MVP I am one of only 170 Sitecore professionals worldwide that have been awarded with an MVP title in this category. …

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PaaS to AKS: more scripts!

A valuable update to our boilerplate This blog post is part of a series about building a production ready Continuous Integration setup for Sitecore using K8s containers on AKS. For more information and other articles on this subject check out the series index. As you might have read in my previous blog post, we are aiming …

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PaaS to AKS: an overview

This blog post is part of a series about building a production ready Continuous Integration setup for Sitecore using K8s containers on AKS. For more information and other articles on this subject check out the series index. Setting up a new environment from A to Z Going over a complete provisioning, installation and deployment of …

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PaaS to AKS: ARM for EDS

This blog post is part of a series about building a production ready Continuous Integration setup for Sitecore using K8s containers on AKS. For more information and other articles on this subject check out the series index. External Data Services A K8s deployment to AKS requires a number of so called external data services (EDS) …

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PaaS to AKS: scripts & secrets

This blog post is part of a series about building a production ready Continuous Integration setup for Sitecore using K8s containers on AKS. For more information and other articles on this subject check out the series index. Secrets management In general it is a bad idea to store credentials or secrets in your code repository. …

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From Sitecore PaaS to AKS – a series

From PaaS to AKS. Or actually, from running Sitecore on a full PaaS architecture using Web Apps, based on the Sitecore Azure Quickstart Templates (or my own ARM set derived from that), to a containerized Sitecore deployment using the Kubernetes specification files supplied by Sitecore, running on AKS (Azure Kubernetes Services). That’s the journey I …

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Automatic Forms data disposal

This is part two of my blog series on Data Privacy, accompanying my Sitecore modules developed for automatic disposal of personal data in Sitecore.Read part one if you’re new to this topic. An overview of Sitecore databases This is an overview of all non-content databases of a typical Sitecore installation. Mind that Cortex and the …

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Sliding expiration & automatic disposal

TL;DR? Here’s a quick summary Sitecore doesn’t remove xDB data automatically. You will need to execute the Right to be Forgotten either manually from the dashboard or from custom code. Setting your cookie lifetime to match your privacy policy only removes the link between the visitor’s browser and his data in xDB. If you do …

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