Andrew and Scott take on Sitecore Symposium in Vegas: Part 2


The 2014 North American Sitecore Symposium is now well underway and it has been a great experience so far. The event officially kicked off yesterday with the opening keynote by Michael Seifert (CEO, Sitecore) followed by individual keynotes for each of the product track, business track, and development track. The speaking sessions span two days… Read more »

Andrew and Scott take on Sitecore Symposium in Vegas: Part 1


  The 2014 North American Sitecore Symposium officially kicks off today in fabulous Las Vegas and bv02 is well represented at the event. The speaking engagements don’t start until tomorrow so today is all about settling in and will be a great opportunity to meet the Sitecore team, fellow Sitecore partners and other members of… Read more »

bv02's The Brief - Episode 2: Crowdfunding for Universities with Ryan Davies


In Episode 2 of “The Brief: The Business of Digital Marketing”, we talk with Ryan Davies, Director of Advancement Communications at Carleton University, to get his perspective on the recent success of university crowdfunding through the lens of Futurefunder, Carleton’s micro-giving platform.

Bug fix for DatePicker in Sitecore's Web Forms for Marketers


Here’s a simple fix that will improve usability for site administrators, customers and potential employees, for one of the most commonly implemented modules in Sitecore, Web Forms for Marketers (WFFM).

Bug Fix: TDS build not pushing from Visual Studio Project to Sitecore Install


On a recent project, I encountered a problem with TDS not properly deploying and pushing the code to Sitecore. Read more to see the steps that I took to fix my project.

IKEA turns Instagram into a Website


As one of the fastest growing social media photo sharing platforms in the world, with over 200 million monthly active users, it was only a matter of time before a brand leveraged Instagram’s capabilities to create a fun – and free – alternative to a website.

Random Hacks of Kindness Ottawa (June 2014)


RHoK is a hackathon for making the world a better place by developing practical, open source technology solutions to respond to some of the most complex challenges facing humanity. RHoK, an international initiative (in over 30 countries), happens concurrently twice a year in June and December. Our Ottawa chapter operates wholly on its own, while maintaining the vision and mission of the global organization.

The Brief - Episode 1: CASL with Porter Heffernan


In Episode 1 of The Brief, Andrew Milne talks about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) with lawyer Porter Heffernan to get the legal perspective on this important act. They discuss how it applies to everyone both inside and outside the corporation.

Mobile OS versions: New statistics on Android usage


For several years iOS has set the bar pretty high when it came to users installing new OS versions.  Within days of a new iOS version being released by Apple, millions upon millions of people will have downloaded and installed it.  Partly this is because Apple has been very good at making new versions available… Read more »

Rebuilding the Search Index on Remote Servers with Sitecore 7


I made a rookie mistake with Sitecore 7. I didn’t properly define an indexing strategy before launching a new multi-server Sitecore instance. I have spent a lot of time working with Sitecore 7 but have found myself overwhelmed by the myriad of indexing strategies available for our shiny new Sitecore websites. Finally, I was forced to dig… Read more »