Clear caches on CD instances in Azure PaaS

An introduction to Azure Service Bus
Azure PaaS is a wonderfull platform to host your Sitecore solution. It provides maximum flexibility to outscale your individual components. In a typical scaled setup (XM or XP) the CM and CD are splitted. The CD server is usually outscaled to multiple instances. The downside of this is, that you are not able to browse […]

Date Timespan Validator

The Date Timespan Validator is a new custom validator released in version 1.5 of the Sitecore Forms Extensions module. The module comes with 3 preconfigured timespan validators, but you can easily add you own. The validators are defined in /sitecore/system/settings/forms/validations/formsextensions. We provide a future date, past date and minimum age 18 validator with the package. […]

Configure and Extend Field Binding for Sitecore Forms

With version 1.4 of the Sitecore Forms Extension module, field binding was introduces in order to prefill and store user data on a form. More info on this functionality can be found in the post: http://onelittlespark.bartverdonck.be/prefill-fields-in-sitecore-forms/ The functionality was build to extend it with your own binding sources. Doing so, will allow you to fetch and […]

Sitecore WarmUp Azure for Outscaling

Outscaling on Azure without traffic loss
In a previous post on warming-up your environment, I talked about warming up the cm environment via a powershell script on the build server. This script is usefull because it logs in to your environment before making subsequent calls. In this post, I want to talk about initializing your azure web application before allowing traffic […]

Part 5: Deployment Slots

Sitecore 9 in Azure Paas for Dummies
Preface In this final post of the Sitecore 9 in Azure Paas series we are going to customize the ARM templates to support deployment slots. Creating deployment slots in Azure In this tutorial, we will add the deployment slots manually to our Azure setup. So we will not modify the templates to include in the […]

EXM on multilanguage Site URL’s

Email Experience Manager mails are constructed on the dispatch server (usually your CM environment). Thus the links defined in the mails are also linking to the CM environment. However, Sitecore added the MapHostname processor in the modifyHyperlink pipeline in order to replace those cm-URL’s with the public cd-URL’s. This config is driven by 2 fields […]