Sitecore Support introduces Sitecore Support Box Storage

In case you have not used Sitecore Support Portal in a while, Sitecore made a change on where to upload the files needed in order to investigate a ticket.

This message can be seen in email notifications from Sitecore Support:

NOTICE:
Sitecore Support File Server available at ftpes://dl.sitecore.net/upload is scheduled for decommissioning on 01-Feb-2019.
Please use an alternative approach for exchanging files with Sitecore Support team via Sitecore Support Box Storage.
Additional information is available here: https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/862874

Basically if you wish to upload files larger than 10 MB to the Sitecore you will need to use the new option that is available to everyone Sitecore Support Box Storage.

After you login to Sitecore Support Portal its quite easy to find Sitecore Suport Box Storage:

Sitecore Box

 

As a limitation you cannot upload more than 3 files at once and each file not bigger than 1 GB.

You also have the possibility to mark the files to what ticket number it belongs to:

Sitecore Box Reference

Compared with the old ftp option, now you have the option to remove yourself old files, and sort them too.

Sitecore Box Delete

Sitecore Box Sort

Sitecore Support Box Storage security:

1. Files uploaded via this dialog are accessible only to Sitecore Support engineers and are automatically cleaned up 90 days after the upload date.

2. Your colleagues are able to see the full list of files but cannot download them.

For more information, refer to the following article: https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/862874.

Sitecore MVP 2019

For the second year in a row, I am happy to announce that I have been named Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Sitecore! I am one of only 186 Sitecore professionals worldwide that have been awarded with an MVP title in the Technology category.

sitecore mvp technology 2019

For more information check out the announcement by Sitecore and the full list of 2019 MVP’s. The list contains 315 individuals that are doing great work for the Sitecore community.

This year, I am one of 3 MVPs in Romania and all 3 of us are located in Cluj-Napoca the heart of Transylvania.

Hope to see you in London and Orlando in 2019!

Thank you Sitecore!

New Sitecore Meetup in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

We hade a quite busy year, and we are gonna finish it with a new Sitecore Meetup in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The meetup is in the evening of 22nd November 2018 and the the agenda is:

  • What’s new in Sitecore 9.1 – Sebastian Tecsi, Sitecore MVP
  • Sitecore xConnect & Marketing Automation – Dani Mocan, Sitecore MVP
  • Tips and Tricks in Commerce 9 – Vlad Iobagiu, Ex Sitecorean, Ex Sitecore MVP

You can RSVP and read more details in here.

See you there.

How to publish to delete items in Sitecore

Stelio made a post on how to handle the deletion of items across Sitecore databases. And I remembered that I wrote code for this situation in another way.

The way that I’ve approached this is to extend the Item Delete event so I can publish deleted item by publishing the parent item.

Basically, I detect the parent of the item that is currently deleted by an editor, and I publish that parent item on each target database that we have on our Sitecore installation.

The code, with comments for this here:

And the config changes needed:

Sitecore Symposium 2018 highlights

Hi there,

One month from Sitecore Symposium 2018 has passed already, and I said that I should write a 1 month highlights post. That also for the fact that I’ve traveled a bit in the past month, and had to catch up a bit with all the articles/post about the Symposium.

So this is yet another post about the Sitecore Symposium 2018, the conference that was held in Orlando, USA. This is my 4th Symposium that I participated, and in fact I have participated the first one too that was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2010.

The conference was a really great experience for me.

George has a post on his blog about Symposium 2018 roundup links in here.

Also Jeff, made a post where he gather session recordings and slides.

But in fact, in the meanwhile Sitecore published all sessions in here here, so if participated to the conference you have access to download them. To help, Bas made a script to download all presentations at once. And I made an adjustment so that the files are saved on the disk using the original filename, not an id. Script is here.

Here is a collection on blogs posts, articles, sessions, repos that I found in the past month about Sitecore Symposium 2018.

I’ve tried to group them a bit, so here you go.

Recap, articles about the conference itself:

Posts specifically about Sitecore 9.1 that was announced at the conference.

Sessions slides/articles, repos:

I know that are quite few articles, and I hope you find them interesting, at least some of them.

I will let you with this An amazing thing happened at Symposium.