Ok if that title isn't clear enough, let me try again. Our new site has a dedicated domain for each language, so we need to configure the language switcher to point to a FQDN instead of a relative path. There are a few ways to do this, like using configs, but I'm going to show you show to manage this using the site's root node. We're going to also redirect to the right language when context isn't available using IIS.

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Habitat is a great demo instance that has been used to showcase what Sitecore can do. I'm grateful for this tool since we can spin up a copy quickly to use during project initialization phases where people new to Sitecore can quickly get familiar with it. Installation can be tricky, so I'll cover the steps and some hiccups I've come across.

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The Sitecore Installation Framework has been a tremendous advancement in Sitecore instance management, but completely dropping the installer wasn't necessarily needed. The feedback was heard and with the release of Sitecore 9.2, an installer has been reintroduced. It brings up most of the way there, but there's still some room for improvement. We'll cover the installation of 9.2 with this assistant and what else is needed that it doesn't provide.

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Each of my scaled environments will have at least two publishing targets. Yes, you can use Sitecore's preview tools, but this has its limitations. After decades of working with marketing teams I can say it's always a good idea to have a private URL, only available to the company, where they can review pending changes for an upcoming campaign etc., without having to log in.

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One of the prerequisites for a Sitecore installation is Solr. I'm excessively lazy, so having a script to do the complete installation for me is something I'm going to keep around. Today we'll install Solr in 2 simple steps!

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