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Using Azure Functions with Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

Microsoft Azure is continually being enhanced with more and more functionality that developers can leverage within their applications. From data storage to computing, there are a ton of great features available to simplify programming, offload workloads, and improve efficiency. Recently, Microsoft introduced Azure Functions, which is a huge benefit for developers. In this blog, I’ll show you how you can leverage Azure Functions to automate functionality within your Kentico site and eliminate resource-intensive processing.

How Kentico Draft Benefits Developers

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

Every digital agency faces challenges when developing websites for their clients. The ultimate goal is to bring in the project on time, which requires collaboration between marketing, content, and development teams on both sides of the table. Kentico Draft brings everyone together to collect content early in the web development process, helping avoid delays that postpone the project. In this article, I’ll take a look at how Kentico Draft benefits developers by helping them produce websites faster, minimize delays, and limit dependencies on content contributors.

Top 10 Kentico Websites for July 2016

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

Let’s catch July’s wave and dive into the projects we love this month. From Microsoft Bing Ads to the International Labour Organisation, from supermarkets in UAE to Olympic and Paralympic development in Canada, our July Top 10 goes above and beyond. See for yourself!

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Kentico Draft - Part 1

Michael Kinkaid    —       —    Article

In this video I tour the core features of Kentico Draft. "Kentico Draft is a cloud-based service that provides you with a single space for web content production, where everyone on your team can deliver content that is neatly structured and aligned with your content strategy" - https://kenticocloud.com/

Top 10 things to be aware of when using Kentico 9 Continuous Integration

Ilesh Mistry    —       —    Article

If you haven’t used it already, one of the biggest features introduced in Kentico 9 was Continuous Integration.

Kentico 9 Continuous Integration is not to be confused with your deployment processes you may have that involve Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployments. It is basically a great introduction path towards making every database object in Kentico represented in the file system. The way Kentico does this for their Continuous Integration, is by serializing all the Kentico objects into XML files.

Here are the list of Kentico objects that are covered by Kentico in this version – Continuous Integration objects allowed.   

How To Search by PO Number in Kentico E-Commerce

Brian McKeiver    —       —    Article

One of the primary strengths of the Kentico e-commerce platform is that it can be customized with relative ease. Honestly, this one of the main reasons that my team and I decided to go with Kentico in the first place. The Kentico API and provider object model is top notch, and it can be extended to do just about anything. This is especially true in the e-commerce pillar of the all-in-one solution. Do you need to integrate your Kentico e-commerce site with an ERP system, roll your own custom payment gateway implementation, or sync up with a shipping carrier's API? Have no fear, all of these tasks are totally accomplishable in Kentico.

With that being said, one of the most common requests that we get at BizStream when building a custom e-commerce site in Kentico is the ability for B2B users to make purchases via the use of a Purchase Order Number (PO Number) instead of a standard credit card payment method. That's one feature that isn't totally 100% out of the box when you have a custom checkout process. Again this task is not a tough issue, and there are many helpful links to get you started in this area if you need to.

Funny enough, we are actually currently working on a project that has this requirement in Kentico 9 (yes this is actually a Kentico MVC site too). And after demoing the working functionality to the client, we received a question of how to then look up orders in the administrative interface by a PO Number. And that is something that I didn't have an immediate answer for. After doing some quick research, it turns out that this customization is not that hard to do.

Google Maps - API key

Lukáš Gancarčík    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Google changed their Google Maps APIs on June 22, 2016, and some of the changes affect Kentico, as well. Specifically, one of the changes is that they no longer support keyless access (any request that doesn't include an API key).

Creating a Blackout Calendar Form Control in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Many companies often have several contributors to their website’s content. With so many authors producing articles, it becomes essential that publishing rules are established and enforced to prevent multiple articles being released at the same time. Enforcing those rules can be a challenging task but can be easily done with a little custom code. In this article, I’ll show you how to create a custom form control to limit the number of articles that can be published on a specific day.

Three Ways to Manage Data in Kentico Using PowerShell

Petr Svihlik    —       —    Article

PowerShell is the leading task automation platform for Windows. Developers and system administrators from all around the world use it for the most complex deployment and installation scenarios as well as for the simplest scripting. The facts that it's built on top of the .NET Framework opens up certain possibilities for integration with Kentico. Today, we'll have a look at what we can achieve with PowerShell in combination with the Kentico API and the Kentico REST API.