• 14 Feb 2019

    It’s all about versions: DXA 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, SDL Web 8, SDL Tridion Sites 9.0 and 9.1

    You may have seen our recent Release Announcement of SDL Tridion Sites 9.0 in Q4 of 2018 as part of the SDL Tridion DX suite which offers exciting new features and architecture! DXA 2.1 was also released shortly after and it showcases the new features and leverages the new architecture of SDL Tridion Sites / DX. The following notes in the DXA 2.1 release announcement created some ambiguity which required some clarification...
    • 12 Feb 2019

    Are Your Digital Experiences an Extension of Your Business?

    I've recently had the pleasure to work with my marketing colleagues recently on a video , GDPR white paper (ebook), and most recently a blog post on sdl.com . Though I've been active in the community for awhile now, being able to contribute to these is a small personal milestone that I'm quite excited about! #humblebrag See if you find familiar use cases in my latest post, " Are Your Digital Experiences...
    • 6 Feb 2019

    Ars Logica Names SDL Tridion Sites in Top Two Leading WCM Platforms!

    See below a press release promoting Ars Logica’s recent evaluation of SDL Tridion Sites, which ranks the technology among the top two web content management platforms (above Adobe Experience Manager). Our move from third to second place in the annual listing is largely due to recent investment in the platform, which according to Ars Logica now represents the broadest set of feature-rich functionality available on...
    • 22 Jan 2019

    Where to find Hotfixes for SDL Web and SDL Tridion Sites

    You can find SDL Tridion Sites hotfixes on the hotfixes page . This can also be found in the subnavigation for the Tridion Sites Developers Group . As a general practice, it's a good idea to work with Support on any specific issues and to be sure to remain up-to-date on the latest version of your software, which often include any and all fixes that apply for that version. For example, if using SDL Web 8, you...
    • 9 Nov 2018

    View Workflow ~An Alchemy Plugin for Tridion Sites

    View Workflow(An Alchemy Plugin) project was visualized long back by one of our customer when I was working with them as a consultant. In TDS 2018 Hackathon we try to give it a shape. This Plugin is still under testing, so not yet available in the Alchemy Plugin store. Team Members Sayantan Basu ( justsayantan@gmail.com ) Neetesh Narvaria ( neetesh46@gmail.com ) Payel Sarkar( justpayel@gmail.com ) Functional...
    • 19 Oct 2018

    Translation Preview Customisation in Tridion Sites and TMS

    Introduction As part of improving a client’s translation process, we’ve recently demonstrated a proof-of-concept that helps their own language review team to better assess the quality of translations by seeing them “in-context” on a preview site – whilst still part of an overall translation job in TMS. To see why context is important, I’d encourage you read Alvin’s article...
    • 24 Sep 2018

    Issue After Installing Content Delivery Server Roles as .NET Web application (HTTPUpload)

    In recent times I was working on a project where we migrate the database from Microsoft SQL server to Oracle (With SDL Tridion 2013 SP1). Once trying to installing Content Delivery Server Roles as .NET Web application (HTTPUpload) with Oracle Database I have faced 1 issue which is unusual. So I have planned to consolidate the steps followed to fix the issue - Issue Detail: Unable to load DLL 'xmogrt': The...
    • 10 Sep 2018

    Tridion Developer Summit 2018 Recap

    Many of us are back to work after the 2018 Tridion Developer Summit (TDS) held at The Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam that took place on September 6 and 7. Hosted by long-time "Tridionaut" Robert Curlette , the technical conference covered product vision to plans, technical sessions, a networking event, and the popular lightning talk sessions. The Eye Film Institute, Day 1 at TDS 2018 (Copyright: Alvin Reyes...
    • 29 Aug 2018

    A Sneak Peek of the Graphene Experience Manager (With More at the Developer Summit!)

    Earlier this year I explained my move into a new exciting role to kickstart the SDL Graphene design framework in SDL Tridion Sites. So far, this work included a look at all the jobs an editor performs when managing content in the context of a managed website. We also considered ways to group up or map relevant stories in a way that delivers related functionality and value sooner. Most recently my team worked on a...
    • 24 Aug 2018

    Take the Documentation Survey!

    Our Documentation team wants to hear from you for a survey on the usability and quality of the SDL Tridion Sites (formerly SDL Web) documentation. The results will help with ongoing efforts to improve the SDL Tridion Sites documentation on docs.sdl.com , including the multiple supported on-premise releases and our cloud solution under the SDL Web heading. Do you use our product documentation to perform your job, regardless...
    • 16 Jul 2018

    Poor man's profiling of a DXA.NET Web Application

    If you're encountering performance issues with your Web Application, one of the first things you should be doing is finding the hot spots : what are the places in code where a lot of time is spent and why? Hopefully, you will uncover an inefficiency which can be optimized and optimizing a hot spot is likely to have a significant effect on the overall performance. For this purpose, so-called profilers exist which...
    • 6 Jul 2018

    Tridion Boot Camp. What Doesn't Kill You...

    My colleagues are preparing various knowledge sharing sessions as we get ready for the Tridion Sites 9 release. These sessions are often called "boot camp" sessions, but might also be called workshops, delta training, or knowledge days. I'm wary of advice such as "No Pain. No Gain." But in the case of software boot camps, what doesn't kill you can indeed make you stronger. Let me share my...
    • 27 Jun 2018

    Digital Forensics based on a Stack Trace

    If you have a question about an error which you observed on a system, you will often be asked for a Stack Trace of the exception. If you’re not used to analyzing those Stack Traces, they may look quite intimidating and you may wonder what other people are going to do with such intimidating long lists of information. You may be surprised how useful a Stack Trace can be in “post-mortem analysis”. That...
    • 7 Jun 2018

    What’s up with Page Linking?

    As you may know, SDL Tridion Sites Product Management is planning to “pick some low-hanging fruit” to be incorporated in the future SDL Tridion Sites 9.1 release. So, the idea (pun intended [:)]) is that we look for popular ideas (measured by number of votes) which don’t seem to be very costly to implement. The first part makes it (tasty) fruit, the second part makes it low-hanging. Because the fruit...
    • 2 Jun 2018

    User Story Mapping Experience Manager

    My last post described how we can divide a software component such as Experience Manager (XPM) by gathering "Jobs-to-be-Done" into various use cases. This overview lets us then group the XPM Graphene implementation into features, or sets of work that can fit our program increments (a set of sprints aligned across feature teams). At the start, I was tempted to organize and prioritize the XPM user stories...
    • 28 May 2018

    Jobs to be Done, User Stories, and Experience Manager

    If you haven't already, check out the invitation to give us feedback on the User Experience beyond Tridion Sites 9 part 1 and part 2 . We're now implementing some of those designs, starting with Experience Manager. For a feel of what this may eventually include, here's a rough diagram of the different use cases or "jobs" a content editor can perform in Experience Manager. This is based on lists...
    • 16 May 2018

    How Far We've Come (...and reminder to register for the "last" Tridion Sites 9 Webinar on Personalization)

    One of my favorite parts of the (newish) job since moving from Professional Services to Product Development in 2015 was being able to share actual product plans. You might have noticed a slight shift as we shared a bit more on SDL Web 8 and its follow-up releases, starting my first product overview post and the series , which included a few other bloggers. I've often said blogging is about giving yourself permission...
    • 20 Mar 2018

    SDL Tridion Sites Practices for Categories and Keywords

    I recently had a discussion with colleague Arijit Chowdhury on Best Practices surrounding classification in SDL Tridion Sites (Categories & Keywords in the Content Manager and Taxonomy, or the ability to retrieve classified content in Content Delivery). Note that I've mentioned a few times that I'm wary of the term "best practices" since they could be wielded without context or followed blindly...
    • 13 Mar 2018

    How i calculate content personalization score

    to continue the previous post: https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/sdl-tridion-dx/tridion-sites/f/291/t/17079 Take Youtube as an example: Youtube's total pageview is over 4 billion per day in 2012, and Youtube showing a video content with 410 total views. the Content Personalization score is 99.99% How Content Personalization Score and Content Reuse Score are calculated in a localized country website...
    • 8 Dec 2017

    SDL Tridion Sites Technical Webinar - Integration API and Frameworks Recap

    We've started recording technical webinars about the Sites 9 release planned for mid-2018. See the first one on Unified Extensions by architect Likhan Siddiquee In this week's webinar, I was able to introduce our work on integration services while Niclas Cedermalm , Connectors Solutions Architect, demonstrated the CRM and ECommerce scenarios along with an example connector. Here are the follow-up questions...
    • 15 Nov 2017

    Part 2: A Peek Into the Future UX and UI Beyond SDL Tridion Sites 9 for Advanced Technical Users

    In last week's post I introduced the new "Graphene" UI design language which we developed here at SDL's user experience design team and illustrated how it is currently being translated to SDL Tridion DX ( Sites & Docs ). I set the spotlight on the challenges of todays distributed digital marketing teams, typically running multiple agile content lifecycle projects in parallel, and how a new Graphene...
    • 7 Nov 2017

    Join me for a peek into the future UX and UI beyond Tridion Sites 9...

    We, SDL's User Experience design team, have been busy designing a next generation UI design language for a new class of end to end product and service experiences. We started this journey with our web sites and several SaaS offerings around Trados Studio and the Language Cloud. Now we are in the process of translating it to SDL Tridion DX! We are really excited about this and would like to share our journey and ideas...
    • 11 Oct 2017

    SDL Tridion MVP 2017 Retreat Projects

    The SDL Tridion MVP Retreat Projects included a client-side DXA prototype, translate page URLs GUI extension, Session Preview setup testing scripts, "Yet Another" cloud topic, and improvements to the PowerShell CoreService Module
    • 30 Sep 2017

    SDL Tridion Introduction Diagram Proposal. What do you think?

    I'm working with Senior Technical Writer Julie Landman to introduce the Data Integration Service* to a future version of the SDL Tridion/Web overview diagram. *The Data Integration Service (DIS) is the tentative name to a new microservice we're developing as part of the next SDL Web/Tridion release. Scope, details, and feature names subject to change. SDL Tridion Overview (Draft Proposal) So far we've...
    • 28 Sep 2017

    Meet the Product Team - DXA

    How exactly did the concept for DXA come about? 3 years in production, what have been the major milestones? Product Owner, Bart Koopman speaks passionately about how and why this technology was developed.