PING Works’ Richard Hauer appointed as Sitecore MVP again in 2014

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 in General, Press Releases, Sitecore | No Comments

JANUARY 29, 2014: Sitecore’s 2014 Most Valuable Professional awards were issued today.  Now in its eighth year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognises individual advocates who share their passion for and expertise in building Sitecore solutions that offer positive customer experiences. For the first time this year, Sitecore has awarded MVP status in two categories: Digital Strategist MVP, ...

PING Works’ Alexey Glazyrin to become Australia’s first SharePoint 2013 Master

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 in General, Press Releases, SharePoint, Technical | No Comments

MAY 23, 2013: PING Works’ SharePoint architect Alexey Glazyrin is heading to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, USA on June 6 where he’ll spend the next three months training to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master on SharePoint 2013. This will make him Australia’s first and only person to gain the certification. Only 100 people globally ...

PING Works’ Richard Hauer re-appointed as Sitecore MVP

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Press Releases | No Comments

MAY 13, 2013: Richard Hauer, CTO of PING Works, has been re-appointed as a Sitecore MVP – one of only four in Australia and 104 globally out of a pool of over 5,000 certified Sitecore developers worldwide. Sitecore is a web content management system software company that provides enterprise website, intranet, portal and marketing automation ...

ASP.Net, disappearing Recaptcha, UpdatePanels and Partial PostBacks: Fixed once and for all

Posted on May 6, 2012 in Technical | 2 Comments

I don’t care for all the explanation, just give me the answer Background I recently ran into a problem where I had a ‘form‘ in a UserControl which contained the Recaptcha control.  As it happens somebody put this control into an UpdatePanel and onto a page, eventually noticing that the Recaptcha was not re-displayed after ...

Sitecore Links Database and Rendering (or Sublayout) DataSources

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 in General, Technical | No Comments

Caveat: All code herein is built upon Sitecore 6.3 – mileage with other versions may vary When we create areas of shared content, such as spotlights or banners, it’s common for us to reference these onto a page by adding a Rendering or Sublayout, then setting the DataSource to point to the content item we ...

Securing your WSDL

Posted on Oct 4, 2010 in General, Technical | No Comments

This is a short follow-up to my previous post on Securing Web Services with Sitecore Authentication Providers in 5 easy steps. ASP.Net helpfully generates documentation pages for your web services automatically.  This is the HTML that is served when you browse to an asmx file.  It gives you a list of all the methods connected ...

Securing Web Services with Sitecore Authentication Providers in 5 easy steps

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 in General, Technical | No Comments

[Credits to http://keithelder.net/blog/] During a complicated project involving several 3rd party system systems I discovered that I had a need to expose some Sitecore functionality to external applications.  The obvious model to go with was web services, since I could readily make use of the Sitecore context system to access and alter the environment. In ...

Installing VeriSign Certificates with Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 in General, Technical | One Comment

I recently had an infuriating experience with VeriSign that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, so I thought I’d try to save someone a bunch of time and frustration by putting the fix on the ‘net. When submitting a product for Windows Logo certification one is required to digitally sign and submit a file ...

Visual Studio 2010 web publishing issue with the .browser files

Posted on May 14, 2010 in General, Technical | No Comments

We moved a VS 2008 web site project to VS 2010, and when we did a publish using the “Publish Web Site”, somehow all the customised Adapter classes that we implemented within the .browser files didn’t get executed. After a very thorough investigation, especially after we looked into the App_Browsers.dll assembly through a reflection tool, ...

FIX: Using an embedded SurveyGizmo Survey on a page with jQuery

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 in General, Technical | 2 Comments

We use SurveyGizmo (www.surveygizmo.com) with many of our clients to provide author generated forms and surveys.  It has lots of great features, and one terribly annoying one.  The main mechanism for deploying a form or survey is to use some JavaScript automatically generated by SurveyGizmo to download and embed the form or survey in the ...