TDS Blog: Sitecore Best Practices and Dev Insights

November 17, 2016 | Charles Turano

Team Development for Sitecore 5.6 has entered beta testing. As always, our goal with this update was to improve developer productivity and many of the new features are based on feedback from the successful TDS 5.5 release.

May 27, 2016 | Charles Turano

Team Development for Sitecore Classic version 5.5 allows developers to add post deployment steps to to their deployments and update packages. TDS Classic has used post deployment steps internally to perform a number of useful functions. Many of the developers using TDS Classic have requested the ability to add their own post deploy functionality. With the release of TDS Classic 5.5 in early 2016, this functionality is now available.

February 16, 2016 | Charles Turano

We are pleased to announce that TDS 5.5 has entered beta testing. The latest version of TDS introduces excellent new modules for more flexibility and greater utility. 

February 04, 2016 | Charles Turano

The Sync using History feature was introduced in TDS 5.1 as an alternative to the Sync with Sitecore feature. The idea was to improve developer productivity.

April 22, 2013 | Charles Turano

Deploying to a Sitecore environment safely and seamlessly can be challenging. The main reason for this is the amount of time it takes to deploy item updates. There are a number of strategies that have been developed to prevent this from being a problem in large production sites. These work well, but are beyond the scope of this post. I would like to cover a deployment process that uses the Sitecore Azure platform and TDS to seamlessly deploy a site.

January 16, 2013 | Charles Turano

When developing on Sitecore, using TDS, we have to install a lot of update packages. We don't use the usual package installer but the Update Installation Wizard. The only issue here is managing the numerous URLs that each project has.  We decided there needed to be an easy way to manage all the URLs and share them with your team.