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 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

PING Works’ Richard Hauer appointed as Sitecore MVP again in 2014

JANUARY 29, 2014: Sitecore’s 2014 Most Valuable Professional awards were issued today. Now in its eighth year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognises individual advocates who share their passion for and expertise in building Sitecore solutions that offer positive customer experiences. For the first time this year, Sitecore has awarded MVP status in two categories: Digital Strategist MVP, ... READ MORE

PING Works’ Alexey Glazyrin to become Australia’s first SharePoint 2013 Master

MAY 23, 2013: PING Works’ SharePoint architect Alexey Glazyrin is heading to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, USA on June 6 where he’ll spend the next three months training to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master on SharePoint 2013. This will make him Australia’s first and only person to gain the certification. Only 100 people globally ... READ MORE

Securing Your WSDL

This is a short follow-up to my previous post on Securing Web Services with Sitecore Authentication Providers in 5 easy steps. ASP.Net helpfully generates documentation pages for your web services automatically. This is the HTML that is served when you browse to an asmx file. It gives you a list of all the methods connected ... READ MORE

Securing Web Services with Sitecore Authentication Providers in 5 easy steps

During a complicated project involving several 3rd party system systems I discovered that I had a need to expose some Sitecore functionality to external applications. The obvious model to go with was web services, since I could readily make use of the Sitecore context system to access and alter the environment. In ... READ MORE

Visual Studio 2010 web publishing issue with the .browser files

We moved a VS 2008 web site project to VS 2010, and when we did a publish using the “Publish Web Site”, somehow all the customised Adapter classes that we implemented within the .browser files didn’t get executed. After a very thorough investigation, especially after we looked into the App_Browsers.dll assembly through a reflection tool, ... READ MORE

Public proxied access to SharePoint (WSS or MOSS)

We use Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 internally to manage all kinds of work and share documents. It’s a very effective tool. We also use it to manage our software registration database. To facilitate customer software registrations we have a public-facing web service that uses SharePoint APIs to communicate with our registration site. The configuration of ... READ MORE

Forms, Controls & the Forms Designer

I was just working on a Windows app that contains lots and lots of User Controls all of which inherit from a base User Control. When I opened the controls they displayed blank in the designer. After some digging I realised that two vital pieces were missing: All controls need to have a parameterless constructor, ... READ MORE

VS.NET2003, Windows Vista & Remote Debugging

If you’re like me you will have a development machine that’s got a bit of power behind it. You might also be a bit keen on new technology. You may have even gone ahead and installed Windows Vista thinking – she’ll be right. If you’re still like me at this point you’ll be thinking “bugger”. ... READ MORE