Announcing the Advanced Site Provider for Sitecore

Version 1 of the Advanced Site Provider for Sitecore is now released on Github. It enables  the usage of separate sites, initially limited to sub-domains, with no configuration nor any special content items! Per the “Configuring Multiple Sites” article on the publically accessible documentation on the Sitecore Developer Network, a single Sitecore instance out of the box is multi-tenant capable and able to render multiple sites with multiple host names. However, it requires adding new sites into the sitecore/sites section of the web.config file. This causes an IIS app pool recycle, this can cause the need for extra planning in … Continue reading Announcing the Advanced Site Provider for Sitecore

SUGCON! Atlanta Cloud Saturday, COLLAB365, TTF2015 and other 2015 updates!

In March 2015, I started my new role as Sitecore Practice Director at TechAspect. It has been very exciting. In May, I made my first international trip, since I was very young. I spent a week in Hyderabad India meeting my excellent new team of developers and other colleagues and helped them kick off the first Hyderabad Sitecore User Group meetup where I presented Introduction to Sitecore 8. On October 7th we had our 10th anniversary edition of the Tulsa TechFest event. Thanks to all our sponsors, speakers, attendees, volunteers and my amazing wife!! We had over 600+ people at … Continue reading SUGCON! Atlanta Cloud Saturday, COLLAB365, TTF2015 and other 2015 updates!

Sitecore Hackathon 2015–Time To Deliver

The Sitecore Hackathon 2015 is coming up fast. Read my blog post with my teams details: Sitecore Hackathon 2015 – Time To Deliver. del.icio.us Tags: Sitecore,Hackathon Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it! Source: ASPAdvice Blog

Simple Performance Tuning and Sitecore Counters – Sitecore Best Practices

Be sure to check out my recent blog post regarding Simple Performance Tuning and Sitecore Counters – Sitecore Best Practices. Just a refresher regarding Sitecore’s long standing recommendation to disable Memory Monitoring hooks and Performance Counters, with some tips on setting up Sitecore Counters when you do need them. del.icio.us Tags: Sitecore,Best Practice Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it! Source: ASPAdvice Blog

Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries

Be sure to check out my recent blog post regarding my Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries. Here is an excerpt: As a consultant building multiple web applications, especially solutions built with the Sitecore Experience Platform, I would spend too much time adjusting entries in my C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts file. If you are unaware of what the hosts file is, you can find out all about it and it’s history in this Wikipedia article: wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file). Some time ago I started implementing what should be a simple standardization best practice: all my local development sites utilize a common … Continue reading Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries

Check out my first four Modules now in the Sitecore Marketplace

Be sure to check out my recent blog post where I go over details regarding my first four Modules now in the Sitecore Marketplace, here is an excerpt: While delivering some recent training sessions I provided for a customer, I covered many of the areas where Sitecore is both customizable and extensible. And, if you are like me and like to explore all the new features that are released with each Sitecore version, you probably also found it absurd that getting to some of these features was too much of a manual process. At least I did. Read the rest here. … Continue reading Check out my first four Modules now in the Sitecore Marketplace

Use the Fully Qualified Name When Using a Sitecore MVC Controller – Sitecore Best Practice

Be sure to check out my latest blog post at (my employer) XCentium‘s blog where I go over details regarding what should be the new Best Practice and why you should use the Fully Qualified Name and Assembly for the Controller When Using a Sitecore MVC Controller. del.icio.us Tags: Sitecore,Best Practice,MVC Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it! Source: ASPAdvice Blog

Four months at XCentium and loving it!

It’s hard to believe it’s been four months since I joined XCentium. XCentium is a consulting company that some previous colleagues started while I was working at Microsoft. They currently have three Sitecore MVP’s on staff: Niket Ashesh, Martin Knudsen and Zac Malmquist. Getting to work with these guys again (and everyone else at XCentium) has been very exciting so far. In the four fast months at XCentium I have wrapped up a Sitecore 7.0 project and converted a heavily customized Flash based Google map to jQuery/Google Maps v3 API. I am currently working on a massive Sitecore 7.2 MVC … Continue reading Four months at XCentium and loving it!

Congratulations! You have one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012

I just received this email yesterday congratulating me on the achievement of having one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012. I am humbled and shocked. In the same email they announced that have now reached 200 million members. I just had to share, since I find it ironic that so many years ago I had some personal exchanges regarding the value and privacy risks of using a service such as LinkedIn. I do have at least a few beefs with LinkedIn. I wish they’d either raise or drop the 50 group limit. I like the idea … Continue reading Congratulations! You have one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012