Rich Tips - How to Rebuild your Sitecore Analytics Table

Sitecore tracking and analytics, it's a beautiful thing. Sometimes beautiful has a dark side, like when your analytics and tracking don't work like you expected them. Richard Hauer takes us through a possible fix for your issue... READ MORE

The Benefits of Auto-scalability in Microsoft Azure™ Web Apps

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your website environment grew and shrank in response to real-time demand? So, instead of having a server room full of expensive hardware that is running “just in case”, you could have a magical machine that simply makes itself bigger or smaller as required during the life of your website. While this sounds somewhat fantastical, it is in fact just what Microsoft Azure™ can offer your business. READ MORE

SITECORE XP 8 CMS: SIMPLIFYING THE EXTRAORDINARY

In the past, content management systems have been specifically for that, managing your content. With Sitecore XP 8, not only do you get the ability to edit your website's content in a high fidelity WYSIWYG environment, but also all of your analytics, ECM capabilities, the ability to track your audience in real time, and enhance their experience with your brand. READ MORE

Creating SSL certificates with SHA256 on Windows with IIS

SSL certificate requests that are created using IIS only support the SHA1 hash algorithm, and that's a problem for newer browsers which want the more secure SHA256 and will complain when they don't get it. This article provides instruction for creating a complying certificate request using the certreq tool in Windows. READ MORE

Azure PowerShell - Redis Cache Management Functions

Early in October Microsoft announced GA (Gold) status for their Redis Cache service. Great. Unfortunately all the tools for provisioning and managing the service are still in preview or beta. Not so great. I had a hard time getting the Redis Azure PowerShell functions to work - here's what I had to do. READ MORE

Creating a manual resync context menu for Sitecore's SharePoint Integration Framework

In this post we are going to create a manual "resync" context menu item that forces a resync of an SPIF synchronised folder in Sitecore. While developing against the SPIF I found myself in need of this as running the sync at very high frequencies was not ideal and neither was waiting an indeterminate period for a sync event. Debugging a pipeline is hard enough without having to contend with the job scheduler. READ MORE

Microsoft Exchange 2003 Direct Push and the Apple iPhone 3G

Like any good technophile I picked up a new iPhone 3G on Friday the 11th and the very first thing I did when getting back to the office was to try to get my Exchange Server to do Direct Push. I have had some small frustrations from the wide distribution of documentation on the subject ... READ MORE

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Licensing

With the release of Dynamics CRM 4.0 Microsoft has significantly changed their licensing model. The following information is a summary of the new facets as we currently understand them. Server Licenses There are 3 flavours of Dynamics CRM 4.0 server as follows: Workgroup Edition – This version is limited to 5 licensed users and is ... READ MORE