Karol Jarkovsky VP Product

Karol Jarkovsky VP Product at Kentico Software

Director of Product

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Kentico 10 Is Here

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Featured Article

The end of year 2016 marks the next chapter in Kentico’s history. Just a couple of weeks ago at our annual Kentico 404 conference, we announced our brand new Kentico Cloud offering—a cloud-first headless CMS and customer engagement platform. We are very proud and excited about what is ahead for Kentico and the new Kentico Cloud. But, there is another important product release scheduled for this month—Kentico 10 is out! An expansion of MVC and Continuous Integration represents just the tip of the iceberg. Let me tell you what it’s all about.

Announcing Kentico 9

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Featured Article

Today, I’m happy to introduce a completely new version of Kentico. This major Kentico release is designed to help marketers and developers deploy their changes quickly and reliably, provide tools to personalize content for unique customer experiences, test new approaches quickly, and provide the insights that businesses need to make the necessary adjustments to their digital marketing strategies. Say hello to Kentico 9!

Kentico 9 Webinar Series – Bringing You Closer to Your Customers

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article

The latest version of the all-in-one Kentico platform lands on November 24th. Join the Kentico 9 webinar series to get an inside look at the brand new features, all designed to make your digital marketing even more successful. Accelerate customer loyalty through new technologies with Kentico 9.

Web Farm 2.0: Enhanced Auto Scaling Support

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article

With Kentico 9, we bring you new Web Farm and Auto Scaling support built from the ground up. Cloud is slowly taking over as the preferred hosting environment, and cloud providers are enabling access to auto scaling technology for all subscribers. We, therefore, decided to rebuild our Web Farm support to accommodate better the needs of users for easy automatic setup and health tracking capabilities.

Kentico Receives Significant Microsoft Award

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“Microsoft Award 2015 – CEO’s Award for Cloud Solutions with an International Reach”
On 9th April, at the 17th Microsoft Awards, Kentico proudly received a very special award from the CEO of Microsoft in the Czech Republic. In this contest for companies that develop solutions and applications on the Microsoft platform, Kentico has been recognized as one of the most active partners in the region. 

Kentico+ managed platform is retiring

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Kentico’s journey to cloud started over 4 years ago when we became the first certified CMS vendor for Microsoft Azure cloud, as well as one of the first CMS vendors supporting other major cloud providers.

Migrating Website To Cloud

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Video Article
With all the buzz around cloud computing these days, it is no surprise that more and more clients consider cloud as a replacement for their current infrastructure.

You are looking towards sky, but do you really know what it takes to migrate existing Kentico website to the cloud? Join Karol, our Consulting Services Manager, in this session full of best practices and recommendations for migration to the Windows Azure platform.

Kentico & Auto-Scale

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
We all know cloud is great, and Kentico agrees. We are trying hard to make our system easy-to-adapt to various cloud scenarios to improve scalability and stability of your solution. I was working on several cloud deployments recently, and wanted to throw some basic concepts for auto-scaling configuration at you.

Upgrading Kentico

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Video Article
With every release of Kentico, we bring you a ton of new functionality and improvements. That is why, sooner or later, most of you decide to upgrade your Kentico installation. Whether upgrading  because of a specific feature that is only available in new version or because you just want to stay up to date with the latest technology, the upgrade process requires know-how and a certain level of expertise. In this webinar, we would like to share our recommendations, best practices and tips & tricks with you for achieving a fast, painless, and successful upgrade.

K# and Macro Engine Test UI

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
Recent months have been extremely busy for us in the Kentico Consulting Group. One of our client’s recent implementation heavily leveraged macro expressions and I realized that learning, testing and debugging macro expressions may not be the most fun or the easiest job if you do not have the right tools. To make the client’s life easier, I put together a simple UI serving such a purpose pretty well and I wanted to share it with you.

The REST Testing Interface Module

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
One of my favorite Kentico 6.0 features is built-in REST service that allows you to read, create, update and delete any object and document within the system by requesting simple and intuitive URLs. However, development and troubleshooting without proper testing tool can be, let's say, challenging. I have therefore decided to create a simple module that can be imported into existing Kentico instance and used to test your custom REST queries. Check-out this post for more details.

K# and Kentico EMS - Part 1

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Video Article
In this session, we are taking a more in depth look at how you would use K# in a real world example of an on-line marketing campaign, segmentation and scoring. It includes a demo on how K# can help you get the most out of the Kentico EMS On-line marketing platform from start to finish.

RWE: Sample Code Review

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
I have got a chance to do code review for one of our client's recently and I thought I would share results with you. You should learn a bit more about our API and how it influences overall website performance. I would also like to use this sample code review to demonstrate what we can do as part of Kentico Professional Services.

Focus Group: Kentico Deliver Now! Methodology

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
It has been almost a year since we have released our very first methodology - Kentico Deliver Now! With the upcoming major release of Kentico CMS 6.0 it is time to revise the current methodology and update it with additional enterprise related topics and include more real world scenarios best practices. We need YOU to help us determine what areas should be improved to make it even more useful and valuable for you and all Kentico users.

Full Client Cache in Kentico CMS

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Video Article
If you develop a highly scalable website where performance plays a significant role you most probably want to use a client side caching possibilities. Even though Kentico CMS supports client caching in certain scenarios an expiration mechanism in place can be improved to make user experience even better. In this webinar we are going to share an idea on how to extend current validation mechanism.

Effective Gathering of Requirements for Kentico CMS

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Video Article
Getting all the necessary information on project requirements forms a solid base for a successful project. The input data gained at this stage tends to be used during the phases following the development flow. You should be really thorough during the requirements gathering phase. That's why we would like to present you some useful hints you can take advantage of in your discussion with customer.

Getting Started Consulting Package launched!

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
Are you just about to start a new project with Kentico CMS and not quite sure where to start digging for information? Is your head spinning around from all those requirements that need to fit somewhere and it seems even more difficult to design it the right way? Are you facing your first Kentico CMS project and need help to get onto the right track? Please read more about the recently launched Getting Started Consulting Package to find out how we could be of help to you.

Development and Production Environment Setup with Kentico CMS

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Video Article
The webinar covers best practices on how to setup the team development environment for Kentico CMS, how to push changes done in development to QA in the most efficient manner. Karol also mentions various scenarios on the development environment setup. Moreover, the webinar covers different options on how the production environment may be configured to support high-traffic websites needs.

The Real World Examples (RWE) rolling to your screen

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
I must confess- I haven't contributed to my blog for quite a time now. I was just too busy these days; however, I decided it's time to bring you something valuable again. Thus, I'd like to introduce a new kind of series of Knowledge Base (KB) articles and posts that would discuss topics I came across while working on various projects with our customers. Read about first 5 topics in here!

How the 'Automatic resize' comes handy

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
You have might come across the situation when there is some kind of limitation related to the amount of space available for your site. It doesn't really matter if we'd talk about the file system or the data base. Either way, it simply requires you to get a chance to control the size of the files uploaded to the system by the CMS users. To handle such situation effectively, you can use built-in support for automatic image resizing, that can eventually save you quite a bunch of bytes of your memory.

Displaying only particular tabs in selection dialogs for the HTML area fields

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
With an introduction of a new selection dialogs (Insert link, Insert image or media) you've got an option to decide what type of items the user will be displayed with, whenever the content is entered int the HTML area field. The simple guide on how to display only specific areas to the CMS users through the selection dialogs is outlined in this KB article. 

Kentico CMS persona for Firefox

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
Firefox Personas are easy-to-install, easy-to-use themes that change the look of your Firefox web browser. There are thousands of Personas to choose from including theme inspired by new Kentico CMS design.

Windows Live Writer integration

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
UPDATE: This article only applies to Kentico v5 and v6. In Kentico v7 and above the MetaWeblog API is integrated as part of the solution, and can be enabled via system settings. Please refer to - https://docs.kentico.com/x/qYJDAg for more information on the configuration.

When your passion is in spreading word over the internet, you probably find a great potential in contributing to various blogging sites like Blogger.com or Thoughts.com. Working on your post using browser-based blog interface, you may sooner or later face an unpleasant situation when something goes wrong down the road. If you lose connection while a post is being published or your browser crashes accidently, hundreds of lines of your thoughts disappear and you cannot get them back. That is where the desktop blog-publishing tool comes in handy. One of my favorites is Windows Live Writer (http://download.live.com/writer). It is completely free. I’d like to show you what you can do with WLW integrated with Kentico CMS. First part is more about a user experience; however, I’ll cover all integration details later as well.

Hunting for the integration challenge

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article
Have you ever come across an interesting implementation concerning Kentico CMS? For the next couple of days I’m looking for a 3rd party component to demonstrate how to include it within Kentico CMS.

Introducing consulting blog

Karol Jarkovsky    —       —    Article

Welcome to the consulting blog where useful hints on how to achieve various tasks with the Kentico CMS will be presented. Most importantly, I will try to provide information on goals and issues that real projects involve. Hopefully together we will form a solid base of inspiration for your project and evoke even greater interest in Kentico.


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