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Speaking this week at Toronto SUG

On Wednesday evening I’ll be visiting Toronto to speak about all the buzz about Sitecore and Azure. You should come on out and say hello!

To get a taste of some of the things you might hear about, here are a few lead-up blogs that went out on the Nonlinear site:


On the second day of Christmas… two Sitecore PaaS features

On the second day of Christmas, my true blog gave to me… two Sitecore PaaS features: Redis Cache and Azure Search!

…and a Sitecore in a NuGet feed.

With Sitecore 8.2 Update 1, the PaaS offering shown at Symposium 2016 became available on Azure Marketplace along with ARM templates and much more.

I was interested by the introduction of Azure Search and Redis Cache. Azure Search basically renders the Lucene/SOLR discussion moot, and Azure Redis Cache brings about all kinds of capabilities for High Availability and Disaster Recovery as well as the sharing across a web farm.

Here are a few extra reads for the curious:

Visual Studio Online and Azure deployment

VSOThis past Tuesday I attended a Webinar led by ALM Ranger and Microsoft MVP Esteban Garcia (@EstebanFGarcia). The topic? Azure and Visual Studio Online (VSO), specifically around deployments (or so I thought). There was more content in this session than I expected to get, that’s for sure!

My primary goal in attending the session was to get a better picture of how deployments worked from VSO code repositories into the Azure cloud, but as a bonus there was also coverage of VSO load testing functionality, as well as Application Insights. Continue reading Visual Studio Online and Azure deployment