Sitecore offers three “first-class” development approaches:
From heavily complex with Sitecore custom, to rapid delivery with SXA, to
completely headless with Sitecore JSS.
At Sitecore we’re always invested in enhancing across the
different implementation options. All solutions use the same kernel,
enhancements done to the kernel will reflect into all three implementation
During my presentation
at Symposium I covered the enhancements and new features per development
approach. This blog series will contain more details about the Sitecore 9.3
released enhancements and features.
Another great event comes to an end with Sitecore Symposium 2019. Almost 3.000 attendees gathered to learn more about Sitecore’s products, vision and roadmap.
For me this years Sitecore Symposium highlights the announcement that SaaS is coming and a new Machine Learning Service for auto personalization. Next to keynotes from Sitecore’s own Mark Frost, Paige O’Neill and Desta Price.
And let’s not forget about the legendary keynote from Earvin “Magic” Johnson, which I also had the pleasure to meet.
This year it was -again- my honor to announce and reveal more details about our upcoming release of Sitecore 9.3.
Since the presentation I’ve received lots of requests for slides, more info and speaker engagements. As a start the slides are now available on Notists.
Notists also include my speaker schedule as I’m planned to deliver the presentation again in London (14 November) and Amsterdam (10 December). Feel free to reach out to me if you want to invite me to speak at your event.
Now the last of the 3 strategy pillars is enhancements and I want to show you how 9.2 will make day-to-day working with Sitecore a lot more comfortable.
You can see a true change in Sitecore as a company, we never have been so focused in enhancing the product. Focusing on making the platform work better for you by fixing bugs and enhancing existing features.
Our work on enhancing our platform is guided by the feedback we get from our customers, partners and analysts. You are not shy to tell us what is missing and what we can improve. We are listening and documenting everything we hear and see.
We have been working hard to enhance the platform as a whole, and we’ve made some great improvements in 9.2. We’re including over 220 customer fixes, and have also implemented over 150 customer requests! We have fixed 80 issues across multiple functionalities including Content Search, Publishing, Indexing, Caching and Security. So that goes to show that we are listening!
In a previous blog post I wrote about how the Sitecore strategy has three investment pillars and how this impacts your day-to-day job as a developer. We already covered innovation, let’s dive into the efficiency that you can get with our upcoming Time to Market improvements.
Sitecore 9.2 contains a number of efficiency improvements, but as with the previous section I’ve picked 3 key areas that will help you do your job more efficient and increase the time-to-market for our shared customers. Features that help you get up and running faster, features that will improve standardization between different implementations and features that will help the marketers in their day-to-day job.
Every release contains several innovations. I want to focus on 3 innovations for different target audiences. I will cover something for the front-end developers, something for the back-end developers, and finally something for anyone who regularly uses the Sitecore editing tools.
At Sitecore we have three 3 pillars in our continuous R&D investment strategy: Innovation, Time to Market and Enhancements.
While preparing the keynotes for the SUGCON conferences in Europe and India I wanted to use these strategic pillars since they define how we work as a company. Since I already talked about this during Sitecore Symposium in 2018 I wanted to take a different approach. This time, knowing that SUGCON is a developer event, I started brainstorming on how our pillars impact you as a developer. In this article I would like to share my thoughts and outcomes on how the strategic pillars have affect on your day-to-day job.
Last month we hosted the very successful Sitecore User Group Conference 2019 (SUGCON) in India, this was our second SUGCON India. The event has been very successful in many ways and I want to share my view on the event.
First the number; I’m very happy to share that we had nearly 300 attendees during SUGCONIndia. During the days we had more than 35 sessions presented. We had over the 100 attendees across our three workshops; Commerce, SxA and JSS- during the pre-conference workshop day. We also managed to host a Sitecore certification opportunity for more than 70 developers.