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Banner image for Where in the World Is the User? a Short Tale of GeoIp Confusion. article

We recently rolled out a new Sitecore implementation where GeoIp was used. I'm proud of this one because we developed a neat geospatial lookup with caching that was quite efficient. All went well through QA, UAT, and even Production environment testing. Once live though, it was a different story.

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Banner image for Who's Watching Your Mediaindexing Folder Size? No One, That's Who. article

Out of all the Sitecore projects we've rolled out, I've never had an issue around hard drive space. Our latest client launched their MVP phase a couple months ago, and to my surprise I got a drive space alert in Azure Managed Cloud. After a few checks it turns out the mediaIndexing folder is the offending party, and at 150gb+, that's a big offense!

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Banner image for Replacing Your Ssl Certificate in a Standalone Sitecore Environment article

If you've read my article, Providing External Access for the Xp Single Developer Installation, you'd know there was some certificate work to be done. Well, today's the day I need to replace these certs with new ones, so let's walk through the steps together.

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Banner image for Speeding up Sitecore Starts for Better Experiences, From Dev to Production article

Ok, using Falcon Heavy's engines as my banner is a little dramatic, but time is money, and having staff wait for Sitecore restarts can add up over an engagement of several months. I'm constantly looking for more ways to speed process up, so I've put together a couple of tips on speeding things along.

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Banner image for Using Xconnect Without Certificates When You Really Want to Live on the Edge! article

Sometimes you don't have time to deal with problems and you've just gotta have a running instance of Sitecore. Today we had some certificate issues with xConnect that appeared out of nowhere, so after some time troubleshooting, I decided to remove the requirement, since we've already locked down network access to it. Temporary and non-Production, and in other words, nail meet hammer. 

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