Sitecore

Sitecore Rule Set Editor Conditions

Sitecore Personalization - Rule Set Editor Cheat Sheet

A personalization rule in the Sitecore Rule Set Editor is the mechanism to implement rules-based personalization in Sitecore. There are three main pieces to implement rules-based personalization, Conditions, Actions, and Rules.

To get a better idea of the possibilities for ‘out-of-the-box’ rules-based personalization, we’ve provided this full list of conditions in The Rule Set Editor.

April 27, 2017
Sitecore, Context Marketing, Digital Marketing

Sitecore's New Email Cloud Service

What You Need To Know About Sitecore's New Email Cloud Service

If you are a Sitecore customer using the Email Experience Manager (EXM), this may be news that you and your marketing team need to know about. Sitecore recently released EXM 3.4, which replaces the Email Delivery Service (DYN MTA) with a new Email Cloud Service (ECS). What are your options going forward?

April 20, 2017
Sitecore, Context Marketing

Sitecore in September

September is an exciting time to be a Sitecore customer and partner. Not only will Sitecore be holding their annual Sitecore Symposium, but the Sitecore 8.2 release is scheduled to hit the market. Join us September 28th as we discuss all this and more at our St. Louis User Group.

September 01, 2016
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Company News

Advantages of Sitecore from Four Perspectives

When searching for an enterprise content management system, the market can be overwhelming. As one of the leaders in the field, Sitecore stands out among the others, providing advantages for entire organizations. As a Sitecore Gold Partner, Roundedcube has outlined some of the high level advantages to Sitecore from four team perspectives; executives, developers and IT, marketing and content management.

February 03, 2016
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Web Strategy, User Experience Design

Creating A Custom Save Action for Sitecore WFFM

In my last blog post I covered the beginning steps of a Sitecore WFFM and Salesforce integration. In this post I would like to expand on that topic by sharing how to create a custom save action for Salesforce.

Sitecore allowed the Web Forms for Marketers (WFFM) module to let you create simple data collection forms. This WFFM module comes with some prebuilt functions that will act on the data being submitted through the form by a visitor. Two of the most common save actions are “Save to Database” and “Send Email Message”.

January 06, 2016
Sitecore 8, Sitecore, Web Development

Integrating Salesforce and Sitecore WFFM

Salesforce, a popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) online application, allows companies to track sales and customer relationships while expanding and managing their business operations. It’s a powerful tool that can become even more powerful when integrated with a company’s website. It's a common practice for Roundedcube to integrate Salesforce and Sitecore. I thought it might be helpful to share a few steps of this process.

November 30, 2015
Sitecore, Web Development

Maximizing Sitecore Engagement Analytics Site Health Reports

Sitecore Engagement Analytics Reports is divided into three areas: Sales, Site Health, and Recent Activity. This post we will focus on the Site Health area of Engagement Analytics. The goal of this post is to understand how to use these reports practically and how marketers can depend on these reports to identify specific pitfalls within their audience’s experience. If you are currently in the developing process of your Sitecore solution, the development team should keep these reports in mind to ensure that marketers can start leveraging these reports to their maximum to identify potential problem areas directly after the launch of the site.

November 17, 2015
Sitecore, Web Development, Digital Marketing

Introducing Sitecore 8.1

To put it simply, Sitecore 8.1 is the latest version of Sitecore that offers quality enhancements since 8.0 and tighter integration of all the features released since 7.5. But even more importantly, it marks the arrival of two new offerings designed to service two distinct types of customers.

November 03, 2015
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Development

Quality Assurance Testing for Ecommerce

The Case for Custom E-commerce on Sitecore

Not too long ago, in a sales briefing with a prospect, the topic of e-commerce came up with a request for a recommendation. At first, we hemmed a bit-- we’d need data and content requirements, budget, integration dependencies, etc. and only then could we provide a definitive recommendation after a thorough discovery…yada..yada…yada. It wasn’t until later, driving back, that we discussed as a team what we had all been thinking in the meeting. For many of our customers, for many scenarios, it makes more sense to build custom e-commerce than try and find something on the one size fits all market. Period.

September 24, 2015
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Strategy, User Experience Design

5 Frequently Overlooked Sitecore Features

Sitecore has been around for a long time. I've been working with the platform since 2005 and I have seen tons of improvements throughout the years. I have noticed that there have been many features that seem to have gotten lost along the way. Here are a few of the features that you may have forgotten about that deserve a second look:

September 09, 2015
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Development, Web Strategy

Understanding Sitecore as a Code Less Platform

One of the many reasons why Sitecore remains a leader in the WCM/CMS/CXM space is because of its foundation as a .NET framework. In the development industry, Sitecore is known as a codeless platform, not to be confused with a platform requiring no code, such as Squarespace or other SaaS for website creation. Instead, think of Sitecore as a platform that can be used to standardize your approach, simplify MVC architecture, separate design from content and code-behind from mark-up. It can also provide a single point of application integration and speed-up both development and deployment efforts.

September 01, 2015
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Development, Web Strategy

How to Do a Quick Sitecore Self-Audit

Whatever your reason for a self-audit is, it's prudent to do a review of your Sitecore implementation to make sure it addresses your needs. I know that it can be expensive to do a full review when sometimes you only need to get a temperature check, so here's a quick guide on what to look for. As a disclaimer, this guide is not a replacement to a full audit and evaluation by an experienced Sitecore architect. If you feel a need for such, give us a call and let's see how we can help.

August 24, 2015
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Development, Web Strategy

5 Steps To Prepare for Sitecore Experience Marketing

For marketers, the opportunity to use Sitecore Experience Marketing is very exciting. However, with all of the new changes, it can also be a bit daunting. Here are five steps for your marketing team to complete before creating a Sitecore Experience Marketing strategy.

May 22, 2015
Digital Marketing, Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Strategy

Measuring the Impact of Personalization with Sitecore 8

You know what would be awesome? If in Sitecore, you could clearly get clear data on how your dynamic personalized content was doing in optimizing the user experience. Which personalization variants are doing well? Which are not? You've gone through the work of creating more relevant content and defining conditions by which they will be triggered and increase the likelihood of your user reaching their intended goal - a conversion. But it sure would be nice to see how much of a difference it made. Well, looks like you can do just that!

May 07, 2015
Sitecore 8, Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Exploring Sitecore 8: From A Developer’s Perspective

From a developer’s perspective, there are a lot of changes in Sitecore 8. Some of these changes are visible to all users and some are behind the scenes for only developers to experience. 

March 17, 2015
Sitecore, Sitecore 8, Web Development

Exploring Sitecore 8: Transitioning from DMS to Sitecore Experience Marketing

With the release of Sitecore 8, users and marketers are now trying to decide if they should upgrade. While Jim, Roundedcube's Development Manager, weighed in on the technical path of upgrading, there is another perspective to consider, the Sitecore managers, users, content editors, and marketers. Whatever their title is, they need to know what upgrading to Sitecore 8 would mean for their day-to-day work.

March 12, 2015
Digital Marketing, Sitecore 8, Sitecore, Web Strategy

Exploring Sitecore 8: The Upgrade Path

Using old software can be a challenge. Upgrading to a more current version of the software and getting used to the “new” ways in which it has been enhanced can also be a challenge. Sitecore 8 is no different but it does have some compelling reasons to make the move.

March 05, 2015
Sitecore, Web Development, Sitecore 8, Web Strategy

Exploring Sitecore 8: Versioned Layouts

One of the new features of Sitecore 8 that is of interest is the introduction of versioned layouts. First, the term 'versioned layouts' is a bit misleading. Based on discussions with a few users familiar with the tool, it seems the term leads to an expectation of creating actual layout versioning for an item, rather than creating layout instances for an item's language version, which is the basis of this feature. So, for the sake of clarity within this post, I will refer to this feature as 'Language Version Layouts'. With that being said, lets delve more into this feature.

March 04, 2015
Sitecore, Web Development, Sitecore 8

Inaugural St. Louis Sitecore User Group a Success

We just wrapped up our first official meeting of the St. Louis Sitecore User Group and I couldn't be more pleased with the member turn-out, engaging conversations, and panelist insights! If you missed it, we'll try to catch you up. We hope you'll join us next time.

February 26, 2015
Digital Marketing, Sitecore, Company News, Sitecore 8, User Experience Design, Web Development, Web Strategy

Connecting and Integrating Sitecore 8

At Roundedcube, we’re interested in implementing the best Sitecore solution for our clients while also looking for ways to extend customer experience management (CXM) to other parts of their business. This includes building universal (social and web) user profiles, integrating with my customer’s CRM and allowing bottom-up content creation through innovative social intranets. The new Sitecore 8 release promises to make this effort easier-- If there’s one thing that is exciting to me about the new Sitecore 8 release it’s connectivity.

January 27, 2015
Sitecore, Digital Marketing, Web Strategy, Sitecore 8

Digital Marketing Strategies for the Healthcare Industry

The importance of digital marketing in the healthcare industry has skyrocketed; and in-house marketing teams are trying to adapt quickly from traditional media to digital media - to full Customer Experience Management (CXM). The spectrum of "digital maturity" is wide in healthcare with a tendency to lean toward the lower end of that spectrum based on what I've seen. We have been fortunate this year in that we've taken on many new clients in the healthcare vertical and are currently working through pragmatic roadmaps that will set a digital marketing vision and define clear, feasible steps that deliver results early and often.

October 08, 2014
Digital Marketing, Web Strategy, Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

8 Tips for a Smooth Sitecore Upgrade

Like any software company, Sitecore is constantly updating their product to improve features, create better security and provide faster performance. Upgrading is inevitable. Although it is best to have someone with experience and Sitecore specific expertise to do the upgrade, it’s not always possible, and you may find yourself facing the upgrade. These tips can help make your upgrade process go smoother than it might otherwise.

June 25, 2014
Sitecore, Web Development

Web Development

Extending a Sitecore Field with a Custom Class

Have you ever wanted to dynamically set the source for a Sitecore field, such as a Treelist or a Droplist, but didn't quite get the results you wanted? The best solution is to extend the Sitecore field, by creating a custom class that inherits from the desired field type. Here is how it is done.

March 18, 2014
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore DMS Quick Wins

Sitecore DMS Quick Win #5 – Multivariate Testing

In part 5 of this series, titled "5 Quick Wins with Sitecore DMS" we are going to build on our DMS implementation's first four quick wins. We have all of the assets in place to now test various content options, measure results, and be fully equipped to optimize the content for improved results.

March 13, 2014
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Coveo for Sitecore

Roundedcube Announces Partnership with Leading Enterprise Search Provider Coveo

Roundedcube, a digital marketing and technology agency specializing in web strategy, design and development, has announced its partnership with Coveo, a leader in enterprise and website search. As a result of the partnership, Coveo's powerful unified indexing & search technologies will now be available as part of the integrated solutions Roundedcube delivers to its clients. Roundedcube was drawn to the search leader because of their strong strategic partnership and deep integration with Sitecore. Roundedcube has been a Sitecore Certified Partner since 2005.

February 05, 2014
Company News, Sitecore

Marco Tana Sitecore MVP

Marco Tana Wins Sitecore MVP Award

Roundedcube, a digital agency specializing in web strategy, design and development, today announced that Marco Tana has been named a "Technology Most Valuable Professional (MVP)" by Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management software, and a Roundedcube technology partner. Marco Tana was first named a Sitecore MVP in 2010, when the award was first introduced, and has continued to add value to the Sitecore technical community by sharing his knowledge and expertise.

January 28, 2014
Company News, Sitecore

Sitecore DMS Quick Wins

Sitecore DMS Quick Win #4 – Engagement Automation

In part 4 of this series, titled "5 Quick Wins with Sitecore DMS" we're going to talk about how you can scale your efforts way up without needing an army of marketers. The key is Engagement Automation – being able to establish predefined sets of conditions and actions that determine the engagement experience for each individual customer.

January 15, 2014
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Sitecore DMS Quick Wins

Sitecore DMS Quick Win #3 - Measure Campaign ROI

In part 3 of this series, titled "5 Quick Wins with Sitecore DMS" I want to show you how quickly you can begin tracking the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns. For context, make sure you read Part 1 which introduced Analytics, Goals and Engagement Value. Those concepts are leveraged in Campaign Management.

December 20, 2013
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Sitecore DMS Quick Wins

Sitecore DMS Quick Win #2 - Personalization

This is Part 2 in a series, titled "5 Quick Wins with Sitecore DMS". In my previous post, I introduced the challenges I've seen as organizations begin to discover and integrate these new digital marketing capabilities into their customer engagement strategies. Sitecore DMS Quick Win #1 was "Knowledge is Power: Engagement Analytics". If you've gotten that one under your belt, I'd suggest you are ready for Quick Win #2.

November 27, 2013
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Sitecore Blog

Building the Sitecore PNG Optimizer Module

One of the Cubers, Jason, mentioned to me that it would be great if there was a way to easily optimize images within Sitecore. He was using a free online service but it was cumbersome. So, I set out to do a quick solution and this module is the result. Check it out and download it from the Sitecore Marketplace. The Visual Studio 2010 solution is available for download at the end of this post.

November 25, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore DMS Quick Wins

5 Quick Wins with Sitecore DMS, Part 1

As web content management continues to morph into customer experience management, most organizations seem to be struggling with the new concepts, new roles and new digital marketing possibilities. As a result, it is rare to find an organization effectively and thoroughly leveraging Sitecore's Digital Marketing System.

November 19, 2013
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Sitecore Blog

10 Ways to Make Your Sitecore Implementation More User-Friendly

In one of my previous posts, I discussed what you should look for to determine if your Sitecore project is in trouble. I mentioned specific signs to gauge whether the project is going to be a success or not in terms of implementation. However, it doesn't address one of the biggest success factors in CMS implementation: the intended users should be able to manage the content easily and intuitively.

November 08, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Why You Should Include DMS in Your Web Strategy from the Start

When the original Online Marketing Suite (OMS) first came out, it was an evolutionary release that took Sitecore CMS to a new level of content-centric visibility. First and foremost, it allowed users to see analytics data on content items that a typical Web analytics like Google or Omniture cannot readily provide. As a standard, we use both types to give the marketer a full view of how the site is performing.

May 16, 2013
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Marco Tana Sitecore MVP

Marco Tana Renamed Sitecore MVP for 2013

Marco Tana, President and CEO of Roundedcube Inc., has been re-nominated as a Sitecore Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2013. Originally becoming an MVP in 2010, Tana has continued to be an active Sitecore community member, sharing his knowledge and expertise of the Sitecore content management system with many.

April 26, 2013
Company News, Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore Tidbits: Link Provider/Resolver and Placeholder/Settings

Link Provider and Resolver go hand in hand. If you create one, you need to create the other. Sitecore comes with a default provider that gives you a nice, SEO-friendly URL. The Resolver reads those same URLs and translates them to find the content item in the CMS. When Item Buckets came along (which is now standard in Sitecore 7), they used a provider that may have been used for news items. Because bucket items, by default, are stored based on the date/time they were created (it creates a hierarchy of folders from year all the way down to seconds), the default provider within Sitecore will show you those date-based folders. So, to make the URL a bit friendlier, item buckets used the news link provider that essentially removes the date-based folders. The Resolver, on the other hand, finds the appropriate item by traversing the date-based folders

March 27, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Installing a .NET 4.5 Web App: Type Mismatch Error

This post is actually not Sitecore specific; however, I encountered the following situation while I was installing Sitecore 7. I received a Lucene.Net.Util.Version error saying that it could not be loaded, as there was a type mismatch.

March 22, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Roundedcube Awarded Mobile Specialization by Sitecore

Roundedcube, a digital agency specializing in web strategy, design and development, has recently been awarded the Sitecore Specialization in Mobile. This recognition goes to Sitecore Certified Solution Partners who have displayed exceptional knowledge and experience in Mobile Development.

March 12, 2013
Company News, Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Common Sitecore Mistakes for New Developers

For those who have experience implementing Sitecore, this post is not for you. Sitecore has been very busy evangelizing and "selling" Sitecore and we now have a vast community of new Sitecore developers and users. For those new to Sitecore, I’ve written out a list of some common mistakes to avoid. Just like riding a bike, once you learn these, they will come naturally.

March 06, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore UI vs New Windows Look

This post is not so much about Sitecore, but rather focuses on how Microsoft has gone back to a very utilitarian look with their most recent set of applications. Sitecore has traditionally followed Microsoft's lead on "user-experience" and ease-of-use, which leads me to wonder, will Sitecore again follow suit?

February 28, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Signs that Your Sitecore Implementation Project is in Trouble

I have to warn you now that this first part is going to be a bit "salesy" and self-indulgent. The thought is that if the signs I mention below exist within your Sitecore implementation, you may want to call us. There, I'm done with my plug and on to the real story. Remember, this post is really meant for implementation teams to catch issues early and mitigate them before they get worse.

February 22, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore Tidbits: Rules, Traffic Types, Item Buckets Search, and Refresh WFFM Action

Today I am introducing a new blog series called Sitecore Tidbits. Every post will be a collection of various topics from simple UI enhancements to complex architectures. There won't be a specific topic per post but mostly a channel for me to share specific experiences with Sitecore development. Once in a while, you'll see other Roundedcube "Cubers" contribute or even have their own post under this umbrella. So, I hope you enjoy it and let us know if there are any specific tidbits you want us to discuss. Also, since I won’t get too deep in any of these, just post a question in the comment section and I'll reply as soon as I can.

February 21, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development, Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Two Roles Your Organization Needs in 2013 Part 2: The Customer Engagement Marketer

In 1993, Don Peppers and Dr. Martha Rogers wrote a book that charted a bold course for the future of marketers and dubbed the emerging trend "one-to-one marketing". In short, the theory postulated that the winners of the digital age would be companies and brands that engaged their customers on a personal basis creating systems to profile their customers' needs and wants and then developing strategies and tactics to deliver personalized messages and offers to those customers. Where has this insistence for personalization gone? Why aren't all websites tailoring the browsing experience to their customer? The answer is fairly straightforward-- It takes a lot of effort and a new type of specialist: the Customer Engagement Marketer.

February 19, 2013
Sitecore, Digital Marketing, Web Strategy

Sitecore Blog

First Impression: Telligent Starter Kit

It's amazing when best-of-breed applications come together to form a solution. The Telligent platform and Sitecore are a perfect match to provide a holistic solution for certain organizations.

January 25, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development, Web Strategy

Sitecore Blog

10 Resolutions for Sitecore Developers

Happy New Year! It is time for resolutions and here are ten that I think Sitecore developers should consider for 2013. If you have your own Sitecore developer resolutions for 2013, please share them with us in the comments below.

January 02, 2013
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

3 Tips for New Sitecore Architects

As more web developers come into the Sitecore community, I have seen a conceptualization gap from a .NET developer who is not use to building websites within a CMS such as Sitecore. The realization that the web solution of a CMS is not the same as building an application from the ground up takes a couple of failed implementation to convince.

December 19, 2012
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Rendering Data Source Saved as Path Can Cause Trouble in Sitecore

As the number of Sitecore 6.5 implementations ramp up and we transition more users into the use of Page Editor, we've recently uncovered a problem with the default handling of how a data source is saved that can cause alot of problems for content authors if not addressed.

June 22, 2012
Sitecore, Web Development

Help Center for Sitecore

At Roundedcube, we're frequently asked to help other organizations with their existing Sitecore implementations to increase executive and content contributor "buy in" and also reduce reliance on the development staff for what should be content management. As a result, we've developed a new Sitecore app - Help Center for Sitecore.

June 18, 2012
Sitecore, Web Strategy

Sitecore Blog

St. Louis-based Digital Agency, Roundedcube, Reinforces Leadership in Web Content Management

Roundedcube, a digital agency providing web strategy, design and development services to both mid-sized and large companies across the US, has recently been awarded significant specialization credentials and certifications that reinforce the company’s global leadership position in the fast-growing niche market of Sitecore Content Management System (CMS) implementation.

June 11, 2012
Sitecore, Company News

Digital Marketing

Applying Advanced Sitecore DMS Capabilities: Engagement Automation

Wouldn't it be great if your e-commerce website had the intelligence baked into it so that you could engage with prospective customers at the right time, in the right channel, with the right message... for each unique visitor? That digital marketer's utopia is actually within reach. If you are familiar with Sitecore's Digital Marketing System (DMS), you may already be aware of some of the advantages it affords marketers. Individually, they are unique and valuable. Collectively, they offer powerful competitive advantage. But in most cases, as the DMS is still in the "early adoptor" stage, most marketers or even Sitecore implementors don't fully understand nor leverage one particularly powerful feature that pulls all of DMS' capabilties together - that is Engagement Automation.

May 14, 2012
Sitecore, Digital Marketing, Web Strategy

Sitecore Blog

Roundedcube Recognized as Sitecore’s North American Site of the Year Category Winner for Best Manufacturing Site

Roundedcube, a digital agency specializing in web content management, announced today that it has been named the North American Sitecore Site of the Year category winner for Best Manufacturing Site. Selected from several partners, Roundedcube is being recognized for its use of Sitecore’s Web Content Management (CMS) and digital marketing technology to develop more effective business processes and advance Web strategies for Aegion Corporation.

March 13, 2012
Sitecore, Company News

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore Expertise of Roundedcube Further Bolstered by Additional Developer and Marketer Certifications

Roundedcube, a digital agency specializing in web content management, recently hosted Sitecore CMS Developer Foundations, Sitecore CMS Website .NET Developer, and Sitecore DMS Fundamentals for Marketers training courses in the Roundedcube headquarters. Fifteen Roundedcube employees attended the training courses and the agency now holds 20 Sitecore certifications including Sitecore Certified Administrators, Marketers, Developers and HTML Developers.

March 07, 2012
Sitecore, Company News

Sitecore Blog

Salvaging Sitecore CMS Implementation Projects

With the tremendous success and growth of the Sitecore product, a very common problem has been the lack of agencies with appropriate expertise to architect and implement the platform correctly. Unfortunately for many companies that have invested in the system, they have seen results less than ideal. Frequently, Roundedcube gets called in by agencies to salvage an implementation project that is in a tailspin.

January 23, 2012
Sitecore, Web Strategy

Web Development

Devblog: Searching Sitecore Content using Lucene

When you need to search content within Sitecore, you have a few options available. You can use Google Custom Search, or the more involved Search Appliance (a.k.a. Google Mini). The later is an actual rack-mountable server that you must configure outside of any programming code. Another option, and the title of this blog, is to use the search feature within Sitecore itself.

August 30, 2011
Web Development, Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

CEP, DMS and More Sitecore Innovations at Dreamcore

Last week, we at Roundedcube again had the opportunity to visit Boston for this year’s annual Sitecore developer and partner conference – Dreamcore. Along with me were Benjamin Vidal, our VP of Technology and Phil Leara, Senior Web Engineer. The two days were jam-packed with technology previews, industry trends, and knowledge sharing on various business, marketing and development best practices. But what’s with the new acronyms? They’re a side-effect of Sitecore’s 6.5 release which once again accelerates the evolution of the WCM market.

April 25, 2011
Sitecore

Marco Tana Sitecore MVP

Roundedcube’s Marco Tana Named a Sitecore Most Valuable Professional

Marco Tana, President and CEO of Roundedcube, Inc., (www.roundedcube.com) has been recognized as a Sitecore Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Tana is one of 20 MVP Award recipients for 2010 and was honored with the distinction for sharing his Sitecore web content management system expertise with the technical community.

February 23, 2011
Sitecore

Digital Marketing

Ins and Outs of Sitecore OMS

Since we have been really digging into Sitecore OMS we've gotten more and more excited about the features and benefits. However, we hit a few roadblocks along the way - a few in's and out's involved in configuring OMS and getting it to meet our expectations. I thought now that we've gotten over the hump with several of them, this would be a good time to share what we ran into and how to get around it.

February 01, 2011
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Sitecore Blog

Roundedcube Contributes to Sitecore's Best Practices Blog

Roundedcube’s CEO and President, Marco Tana, along with other Roundedcube team members, Aaron Branson, Vice President of Marketing and Operations, and Benjamin Vidal, Vice President of Technology, have been invited to contribute to Sitecore’s Best Practices Blog.

November 04, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore for President (well for Government Sites)

Roundedcube will be featuring Sitecore at the National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) to be held in St. Louis, MO from Sept. 22 – 24. We’re definitely excited for being part of the show because I think we definitely got something to show. One of the highlights will be our work for the City of Ogden, UT which was released last year.

September 22, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Customize the Sitecore System Tray

The Sitecore Desktop is just like Windows, it’s customizable. Not a lot have utilized it because there’s not much about on how to do so except for typical user-specifics such as wallpaper, desktop shortcuts, etc. Here is one thing you can do to the system tray.

September 21, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Dynamic Sitecore Desktop

I was playing around with Sitecore and I saw John West’s way of randomizing the desktop wallpaper. He uses a logging in pipeline processor that essentially updates the Wallpaper property of the user. It’s pretty cool….so I get to thinking…let me try to make it more dynamic.

September 17, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Sitecore to Support MVC...What Do You Think?

When I first saw that Sitecore is going to support the MVC architecture in a future release, I wasn’t sure exactly what that means. I have some experience with MVC. I know about ASP.NET’s implementation and also the S#arp Architecture that improves upon Microsoft’s version.

September 14, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Tackling Fallback Fields and Values in Sitecore

I recently had the opportunity to fight with …. Err … learn about globalization within Sitecore. If you don’t know what Globalization is within Sitecore, then you are reading the right article, because your knowledge on the subject is the same as mine was when I first started working with it. I almost viewed it as the scary monster under my bed, about to tear my feet off the moment the light goes out.

August 12, 2010
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

What does Sitecore v6.3 Really Mean?

So it used to be called the TwinPeaks release if you follow the Sitecore Roadmap but exactly what does it bring to the table?

August 03, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Sorting Sitecore Items in .NET

Have you ever asked yourself what’s the fastest (or easiest) way to sort a list of item that you retrieve using SelectItems or something similar?

August 02, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Developing with Sitecore Foundry 3 - Tips for Success

Let me preface this post by saying that Roundedcube has a lot of Sitecore CMS implementations under our belt (we've actually lost count I think), but in the last year and a half we've been involved with a couple Sitecore Foundry implementations. We quickly realized that while the two products share a common foundation, developing a solution with Sitecore Foundry is a different beast than with Sitecore CMS. My hope is to share some of the most significant differences we've encountered to help you overcome the same issues in your solution development.

June 24, 2010
Sitecore, Web Development

Sitecore Blog

Are You Digitally Intimate with Your Customers?

When Sitecore CEO, Michael Seiffert made his way up to the podium at the beginning of Dreamcore 2010 he set the tone of the entire engagement by focusing conferences-goers attention on the concept of "digital intimacy." The term had a great ring to it and I began wondering if this was a Sitecore original or something they had picked up elsewhere.  

May 03, 2010
Sitecore, Digital Marketing

Sitecore Blog

WCM, CMS, OMS - How Do You Categorize Sitecore Now?

Well, it’s Tuesday morning and I’ve had the weekend to let all of the great information and ideas from Dreamcore 2010, held in Boston, soak in. Marco Tana (President and CEO), Benjamin Vidal (VP, Technology), Shane Freeman (Manager of Client/Partner Engagements) and I (VP, Operations/Marketing) saw some great new products and features that are now available or will soon be.

April 27, 2010
Sitecore, Web Strategy

Sitecore Blog

Quick Dreamcore Shout Out

I’d like to quickly thank everyone from Sitecore for putting up a great inaugural annual event, Dreamcore. You can ask Sitecore and they’ll tell you that I’ve been waiting for this. Even though it was only a couple of days, it was enough to get excited again about the prospect of Sitecore and the world of CMS.

April 26, 2010
Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Roundedcube Equipped and Ready for Sitecore Online Marketing Suite Implementations

Roundedcube, Inc., a longtime Sitecore Certified Partner, has been actively ramping up capabilities to offer clients the new Sitecore OMS (Online Marketing Suite). This has been capped off with Roundedcube staff being trained and certified as a Sitecore Certified Online Marketer. The certification emphasizes Roundedcube's position as one of the foremost partners in North America and dedication to being a leader in implementing Sitecore-based solutions.

October 16, 2009
Company News, Sitecore

Sitecore Blog

Roundedcube, Inc. Among the First to Develop Websites in the New Sitecore 6

Roundedcube, Inc. is one of the first web design and development firms in North America to produce websites in Sitecore's newest version, 6.0, which was released on June 30, 2008.

October 28, 2008
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