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Pieter Brinkman

Pieter is Technical Marketing Manager for Sitecore Netherlands and owner of Gaatverweg.nl. He has more than ten years experience with software developing in multiple programming languages and with different Content Management Systems. Before joining Sitecore Pieter was a lead developer for multiple Sitecore and .Net projects, he joined Sitecore in 2011 as an Solution Architect in The Netherlands, after two years as an Solution Architect he joined the Technical Marketing department. In the role as Techinical Marketing Manager he is responsible for the Global MVP program and the Sitecore technical branding strategy.

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Want to help your business user? Create a custom Macro

Want to help your business user? Create a custom Macro

When talking to business users (people that actually work with Sitecore on a day to day base) I created a small list of minor custom changes that would help the business users with there day to day work. One of the items on this list is the condition for User Profile fields, by default the […]

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Sitecore Symposium: DMS Datamodel explained slides

Sitecore Symposium: DMS Datamodel explained slides

For my presentation about the DMS datamodel I created a great amount of slides. I didn’t have time to show all the slides because I only had about 60 minutes to do the talk. I uploaded the complete slidedeck to Slideshare including additional slides about Profiling and Automation. The complete session has been recorded and […]

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Daily Tip: Use the SitecoreInstaller to create quick Sitecore instances including modules

Daily Tip: Use the SitecoreInstaller to create quick Sitecore instances including modules

As Solution Architect a part of my job is doing product demo’s and building Proof Of Concepts. The best way for me is to build stuff based on a clean install of Sitecore with the involved modules installed (like DMS, SES or ECM). Normally you will do this with the default Sitecore installer and manually […]

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Sitecore Webinar: Pipelines and Processors

Sitecore Webinar: Pipelines and Processors

This article is based on a Dutch webinar that I presented august 2012 and will refer to the video recording, slides, the How to documentation and used resources. The video You can watch the recording on Youtube. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV57kWzUHAc[/youtube] The slides The slides of the webinar are in English and are posted on Slideshare How to […]

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Daily Tip: Great tool the Sitecore Log Analyzer

Daily Tip: Great tool the Sitecore Log Analyzer

Did you hear of the Sitecore Log Analyzer? The Sitecore Log Analyzer is a great tool. It does what the name claims; It will help you analyze your log files! A short list of some great features: Quick analyze of all log files in a directory Date and string filter Tabs for the different categories; Messages, Audit […]

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Tool: Show website tracking and cookie information

By on June 20, 2012 in Tool with 2 Comments
Tool: Show website tracking and cookie information

With Ghostery you can check cookie and tracking information of a website. This tool can help you to identify cookies and tracking technologies that your website is using. This information can be helpful to determine the strategy for your website to be compliant with the new EU cookie law. Ghostery is a Google Chrome plugin, […]

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DailyTip: Enable Personalization section in Sitecore 6.5

DailyTip: Enable Personalization section in Sitecore 6.5

In Sitecore you can personalize your website with conditions and actions using the Rules Engine (so called Conditional Rendering rules).  In Sitecore 6.5 the interface for defining conditional rendering rules is integrated in to the page-editor, this way it´s easier for the marketeer to create and maintain pesonalization rules. But as a developer you want to create predefined rules […]

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Tested: Sitecore Wildcards and DMS statistics

By on June 6, 2012 in DMS, Rules Engine, Sitecore with 5 Comments
Tested: Sitecore Wildcards and DMS statistics

With this test we want to check what Sitecore DMS does with Wildcards. How are Wildcard URL’s and shown on the Analytics Reports? Wildcard items in Sitecore are a convenient way to handle dynamic URLs. They let you pass data through the URL instead of relying on query string values that are appended to the […]

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Daily Tip: Use the Customized Startbar module

Daily Tip: Use the Customized Startbar module

Tired of switching between the Master and Core database during development? Making the mistake of making changes on the wrong database? Install the Customized Startbar Module. This module will do multiple things, but the main two things that I really like are: You can add buttons to the Quicklaunch bar. Add the database name next […]

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Daily Tip: Add icons to Fieldsections

Daily Tip: Add icons to Fieldsections

To make thinks easier for the business-users you can use Icons for templates. This is a great way to make the business-user recognize the different types of content they can create. But did you know you can also use icons for your Fieldsections? Set Icon with the webinterface You can set icons for Fieldsections the […]

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Step 3: Create the outgoing link report

Step 3: Create the outgoing link report

This article is part 3 of Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS series. Before starting with this step you need to be finished with Step 2. Otherwise you don’t have any report data. Show the outgoing links in a report The easiest way to generate a report is find a report that matches your needs, […]

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Webinar: Sitecore and Continuous Integration

Webinar: Sitecore and Continuous Integration

Today Lucas Bol gave the first Dutch Sitecore guest Webinar. The subject of this webinar was continuous integration with Sitecore based on open source products. The video is in Dutch and posted below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd__rUJtLq0[/youtube] In the next few days Lucas will post his documentation and explanation of the webinar in English. Follow us on Twitter […]

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Step 2-1: Track all external links with a custom processor

By on May 2, 2012 in Analytics, DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 6 Comments
Step 2-1: Track all external links with a custom processor

This article is part of Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS series. Before starting with this step you need to be finished with Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS analytics database. For this solution I want to measure all the outgoing link using the Analytics Database of Sitecore Digital Marketing System (DMS). Based on […]

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Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS Analytics database

By on April 25, 2012 in DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 2 Comments
Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS Analytics database

This step is the first of the series: How to track External Links with Sitecore DMS. In this step we are going to create a page (link.aspx) that will register the outgoing traffic into the Sitecore Analytics database and redirects the visitor to the external website. Save the outgoing click information to the Analytics database Create the […]

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Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS

By on April 25, 2012 in DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 4 Comments
Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS

In this How To I’ll show you how to extend Sitecore to track outgoing links trough the Sitecore Digital Marketing System (DMS). First of we start with creating a sublayout that saves the outgoing link clicks to the Analytics database. Next step is creating a solution for tracking the outgoing link. There are multiple solutions […]

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