Akshay Sura

TIHIDI: Sitecore Scheduling with SiteCron 2.1.8 in powerful ways!

I have been using SiteCron for a while now and I get a steady stream of questions about the module. I thought its time I documented how I use SiteCron. I do have some custom implementations of the IJob interface but I use PowerShell based jobs predominantly. First go through some of my previous posts […]

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Sitecore Precision Scheduling with SiteCron 2.1.8 released in powerful ways!

SiteCron 2.1.8 has been released and I cannot believe there are 3,682 downloads. SiteCron NuGet Link: https://www.nuget.org/packages/SiteCron SiteCron GitHub Link: https://github.com/akshaysura/Sitecron SiteCron Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.sitecore.net/Modules/S/Sitecron.aspx?sc_lang=en   What’s New? I use SiteCron every day and based on my project needs, I evolve it. Please remember to Merge – Append when installing the package if you are upgrading. Modify Icon […]

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Sitecore 9 Config Layers – Load Sequence

Most of you are at the Sitecore Symposium 2017 in Vegas with me to witness the launch of Sitecore 9. One feature which has been refined in this release is the loading of the Configuration files. We can find a ton of code and modules for this specific section to control what gets loaded first […]

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Sitecore Experience Platform – Sitecore 9 released!

Sitecore just released Sitecore 9 at the 2017 Sitecore Symposium here at the Mirage in Vegas. Not the official logo. Credit goes to Kamruz Jaman for creating it. Sitecore Experience Platform (Sitecore XP) consists on three major foundation pillars. Sitecore XP combines Experience Management (xManagement) with features of xConnect to get marketing and customer intelligence […]

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Sitecore Multi-Site custom 500 error page

This post is an add on to my previous post Secure Sitecore : Why use a custom 500 error page? In this post I will go through how you can get a multi-site custom 500 error page in a Sitecore solution. This would mean that each site in your Sitecore instance can have it’s individualized custom […]

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Sitecore Scheduling with SiteCron 2.1.6

SiteCron has been around for a while now and I have used it on production systems for the past two years. I use it for triggering Sitemap file generation, PowerShell scripts for data syncs with external API and maintenance tasks. Shout out to Mike Edwards for fixing the OnItemSaved handler. SiteCron NuGet Link: https://www.nuget.org/packages/SiteCron SiteCron GitHub […]

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Sitecore 8.2+ Multi-site Shared Placeholders and Cascade Renderings

This post is based on setting up the home item (or another item) with the needed presentation and letting it cascade to all the pages under it in a multi-site Sitecore solution. At first, we tried using the cascade renderings which works great but at some point it becomes hard to manage with each rendering […]

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TIHIDI: Deploy a Sitecore application via Octopus Deploy

I have only been working with Octopus Deploy for a year but its one of my favorite tools. We depend on it for our end to end 100% automated deployments to all of our environments. The trick is to set it up properly in the first place. I was able to get some guidance from […]

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SiteCron 2.1.3 Released!

SiteCron 2.1.3 has been released to GitHub & NuGet. I use this module on my projects quite a bit and I have been meaning to release an upgrade for the longest time. Whats new? Well, here is a short list: Upgrade of Quartz.net Included a Disabled Flag Included an ArchiveOnExecution Flag Upgrade references for Sitecore […]

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TIHIDI: Continuous Integration for a Sitecore solution – Engage!

This blog post will go through how I setup my solution in a Continuous Integration environment. A true Continuous Integration and Delivery environment would need very little human intervention. The Continuous Integration setup should trigger a build for each check-in and deployed to the Dev environment by default. Deployment to other environments should be on […]

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