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Sitecore Version Comparison & Upgrade Guide

May 22, 2015

Upgrading SitecoreEnhance Your Customer Experience with Sitecore’s Latest Features

With every Sitecore version comes a bevy of enhancements that can have a big impact on your digital marketing.

In this blog, I’ll outline the major features and upgrade path from previous versions of Sitecore and provide an overview of the new features and functionality that you can expect with the latest release of Sitecore – Sitecore 8.
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Why the Command Line Interface is Still Relevant Today

May 20, 2015

Most Administrators Still Prefer Command Line Interface over Graphical User Interface 

command line interface blogWhile faster processors, more RAM, smart phones, and the advent of touch screens has spawned a world of touchable, flashy and graphically stylized GUIs, we often forget that the root of computing is based in text. Pretty pictures are nice, but for an IT administrator, we need the replication, speed and efficiency that a GUI rarely meets.

When it comes to speed, the Command Line Interface (CLI) is almost always superior to a Graphical User Interface (GUI). In a command line, there is no need to fumble through lists of options, multiple windows, and often ambiguous interfaces that come with working inside a GUI.
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Comparing Windows vs. Linux Dedicated Servers

May 18, 2015

dedicated-servers-in-cloudBefore we jump into how to choose between a Windows or Linux dedicated server for your business, let’s refresh what we mean by dedicated servers.

Dedicated is simply another way of saying Private.

This is a server that is all yours. Never mind sharing resources with other companies (or countries) – this is a private environment that you can control, customize and scale as you see fit.

Public clouds save on costs but little else. If your organization has sensitive information, strict regulatory standards or restrictions around where the data can live – you should be looking at dedicated servers.

So we know what dedicated servers entail, but how do we manage them?
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Work Events: Promote Fun & Build Trust Among Employees

May 15, 2015

promote work eventsIn case you didn’t know: Grinding out long days at the office can be tiring and repetitive.

It’s safe to say that most of us need a mental break at times to let loose and have fun with coworkers. We like to reward our hard working employees as often as possible, and one of the things I love about Fpweb.net is our monthly company activities. It not only gives us a chance to socialize with coworkers but also take a little mental break and have fun while at work!

Creating work events or social activities that help employees interact with coworkers they wouldn’t normally see is an important part of developing a friendly and fun office culture.
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My Microsoft Ignite Recap: 5,000 free throw shots later…

May 13, 2015

Microsoft Ignite RecapFull disclosure: This recap won’t speak to the sessions and announcements made by Microsoft at the conference. I spent way too much time shooting basketballs at our booth to make it to any sessions, plus Microsoft highlights the sessions and recaps nicely, so why try to top it?

Instead, I’ll speak to my experience last week in Chicago as an Ignite Sponsor/Exhibitor, and why I can never get enough of the SharePoint Community (and their parties).

Bringing Professionals Together

Well, we certainly learned that whenever you bring together 15,000 professionals working within a myriad of IT and business positions all over the world, they can inevitably come together over one topic: not liking the food…
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