Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sitecore 7: The Power Packed

Sitecore 7 is new release of Sitecore content management system. It came up with so many exciting features that when someone will go through, definitely will say Wow!!. The industry's first fully integrated search based architecture.

Out of so many power-packed features, here is the list of few.

Search Boosting: It allows content to be pushed higher in the search. Rules are provided which can be easily created in sitecore depending on business requrements. For example: If we have 100 featured results to be displayed on page, then by boosting your items can up-rank it on top.



Dynamic Data: The nice change in Data source field. It allows to write query based data source which make it fully dynamic. 



Criteria can be written in Build Query dialog box.




Search Tagging: Inbuilt tagging mechanism pulls the content in search which is tagged. It is used for fetching more accurate data. No coding, its just add tags on item and you are done.

Big Data: There is no limit on the amount of content it can store. Good thing is that high volume of data is not impacting the performance in any way.

Pluggable Search: Everyone who worked on Sitecore has used Lucene/Solr but Sitecore 7 provides flexibility to plug search of your choice. 

User Interface is fully integrated with Search, LINQ usage and latest Microsoft.Net framework support and so many features to explore.