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Banner image for Clearing Your Media Cache in Azure Isn't as Simple As It Sounds, Thanks to This Little Kudu Access Issue. article

During our latest release there was a need to clear our media cache. Normally I'd be happy to do this by just restarting the app, but in production that method is not satisfactory. After a few twists and turns it became clear the only way to do this without a restart is to write a custom script, so here you go!

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Banner image for Your Sitecore Managed Cloud Disaster Recovery Backups Will Fail When Enabled, but That's Ok, Backup Filters Are a Thing article

Part of managing your hosted Sitecore instance is going to be configuring Disaster Recovery. When provisioned, the out-of-the-box filters provided by Sitecore will likely not be enough to avoid errors, so it should be updated to exclude some big areas. In this post, I share what had to be added to that default filter.

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Banner image for Handling “Unable to load type [your-model] required for deserialization” when using Redis to store custom objects in User sessions with Azure. article

In our latest project I have been storing an instance of an object in the User's session, which can be recycled on each page load and cuts down load times but 60%. This simple model, which of course must be decorated with [Serializable] or you'll get the error “Type 'xxx' in Assembly 'xxx, Version=...' is not marked as serializable”, has a bunch of reference data pertaining to the User's location. So, when I added some additional data which changed the class, Redis didn't like that. Not. One. Bit.

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Banner image for A Complete Guide to Restricting Access to Sitecore Managed Cloud article

Sitecore Managed Cloud can be a lot of things for an organization, saving a great deal of time and expense having offloaded numerous tasks and resources. One important step that's still up to you, is restricting access to non-delivery resources. Today we're going to cover doing this, along with some automation using PowerShell.

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Banner image for How to reduce one or many Sitecore log entries from Application Insights article

One thing you'll be familiar with in Sitecore Managed Cloud is Application Insights, which is going to give you access to the log lines Sitecore produces. My first impression of this was, how do I sift through all this garbage? We'll here's how.

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