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Enabling Sitecore DMS

I have been working more with Sitecore as of late and one of the things I wanted to do was work with DMS. Every time I went into a DMS functional area though all I could get was "Analytics is disabled" message. So it was time to start plugging away to figure out why. The install steps are not clear, or at least they were not to me. Here are the steps I took to getting DMS enabled: 1) First check out John West’s blog for some things to check If you are missing the Sitecore.Analytics.config file you probably missed the database install step of getting DMS up and running. You need to make sure you download and unzip the database zip file that holds the config files and database files for the Analytics database, for your version. Once you have that download here are a few steps you may have missed. 2) Move the config files to <sitecore site>\Website\App_Config\Include 3) Add a connection string settings to the ConnectionString.config file (<sitecore site>\Website\App…

Two weeks with the Microsoft Surface

The Microsoft Surface has been out for about two weeks now and I have been working with my for the same timeframe. I wanted to write up my experience with it to date. I have been trying to put it through its paces as much as I could. I will try and cover all the things I have done with it so you get a feel for where my opinion is coming from. For background I have only owned one other tablet in my life and it was the first version of the iPad. After a month or so of the iPad I stopped using it. Maybe that was because I shared it with my kids and wife. I think it was a combination of that and just not enjoying it as a primary device and apple kind of bugs me.

When I went to get the surface I was not sure if I would get it. When I finally got my hands on the hardware I was really impressed and it made it hard to say no. I got the 32GB devices with the type keyboard (writing this review on it now in fact). I have used it in a number of different scenarios the past two weeks and I will t…