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Disabling Sitecore config files in Azure App Service using Azure DevOps

Since we are keen on keeping the Sitecore scwdp packages OOTB as untouched as can be (as of our deployment strategy) we have two type…

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Baseline your Sitecore dashboards using ARM templates

In one of my previous posts (click) I mentioned some useful AI query’s for maintaining and managing your Sitecore solution. To make sure every Sitecore…

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Sitecore Symposium 2018 – Must read takeaways!

“Returning from this year’s Sitecore Symposium in Orlando, I would like to share some improved/new insights that have come to me due to attending some…

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Check your Sitecore environment using these Application Insights query’s

While using Sitecore on Azure you will most likely be able to find your way around using Application Insights. Keeping your Sitecore instances running smooth…

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Monitor your Azure SSL certificate expiration

Using the instructions underneath you will be able to import an Azure Automation runbook that will alert you using Sendgrid whenever certificates will expire. The…

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Replacing the Sitecore client certificate on Azure in 5 steps

These instructions are for a Sitecore 9.0.1. XP1 Topology – on Azure. For using X-connect there is a need of using client certificates. In Azure…

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Download Sitecore media items to local disk

For one of our customers we were in need of downloading all media files from Sitecore to our local hard disk. Since we are using…

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ETIMEDOUT issues on App Service Deploy task (TFS)

We experienced issues while uploading files to the slot of an App Service. We were using the Azure App Service Deploy task. We have approximately…

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Sugcon 2018 Berlin

Since there were 60 sessions to participate in, it seemed like a hard job to make a selection. On the other hand, there weren’t as…

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Appsettings not present after ARM deployment

Within the config section of an App Service you are able to define multiple sections. In this example we are using three sections : web,…

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Sitecore 9.0.1 – xcServerConfigurationEnvironment parameter

We’re setting up an automated deployment using the Sitecore ARM templates. Doing so we came across the following parameter: xcServerConfigurationEnvironment This variable can contain either…

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Sitecore hardening using Azure App Authentication

With Azure App Authentication it is easy to secure your app with an identity provider. The steps to take are described at the following page:…

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ipSecurityRestrictions on Azure App Services

With the powershell scripts underneath you can easily close and open traffic towards your azure app services. Note: by adjusting the resource name variable you…

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How to export Sitecore SQL Azure databases to Storage Account

The script underneath can be used to export a sql azure database to a storage account. It will create a storage account if it does…

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