Design Considerations and Approaches for Scheduling Recurring Tasks/Workflows

Being one of the key initial steps in the automation journey of the implementation, scheduling tasks is not necessarily easy and straightforward. Web applications have plenty of options to achieve this (Eg: Sitecore Scheduler, Windows Task Scheduler, Azure Logic Apps, Container CronJob, Coveo Push API, Hangfire etc.), but each option comes with pros/cons based on the needs/requirements. There are several basic and advanced considerations that needs to be thought before designing recurring scheduled tasks/workflows,
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Achieving End-User Visibility and Traceability for Sitecore Implementation with Azure AppInsights

It is quite common that an application or its integration doesn’t behave uniformly at all circumstances for all users, browsers, devices, regions etc. Most of the Performance issues and End-user exceptions are detected only after it is reported by an end user while it might be too late as it would have affected the user engagement and retention already.
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Accelerating Workflow Process with Sitecore + Microsoft Teams Integration Module

It is highly important to equip Content Authors with required tools/integrations that will help them to accomplish tasks with minimal clicks possible. When it comes to involvement of more than one person (Content Author, Content Approver), there is a high possibility of delays in taking updates live that might be time-sensitive due to expected/unexpected communication delays.
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Efficient way to retrieve list of created/updated and deleted items during Publish

While we are familiar with publish:itemProcessed event that will be triggered once per processed item during publish, there might be instances where we might be looking to work on the entire list of published items all at once to accomplish the desired operations efficiently.

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SOLR Security Vulnerability CVE-2019-0192 (SOLR-13301) – Disabling Config API

Applying fixes for the Security Vulnerabilities is a critical activity needed for preventing any intrusions and for ensuring the security of the system. While it is vital to continuously monitor and apply the Security fixes released by the tools used in the implementation, it is also essential to review and deploy the previously released Security fixes for the versions of the opted tools during initial infrastructure setup. Continue reading “SOLR Security Vulnerability CVE-2019-0192 (SOLR-13301) – Disabling Config API”

Extend Sitecore Experience to China

China being one of the top economies in the world, huge number of business entities are focusing to expand their services in China. Since websites are the face of the organization, it is highly crucial to have the websites perform better across different intended geographies for better user experience, but performance is a huge concern for websites in China when hosted outside of the country. While adding Content Delivery Network (CDN) usually improves the performance for different countries which are farther from the hosting servers, CDN setup process works little different for China. Continue reading “Extend Sitecore Experience to China”