TDS Blog: Sitecore Best Practices and Dev Insights

September 08, 2015 | Charlie Turano

Creating an automated deployment process around Sitecore update packages can be difficult. The Sitecore Package Deployer is designed to simplify that process by automatically deploying packages from a folder on the Sitecore server.

April 21, 2015 | Angel Uzunov

More and more people are starting to use Visual Studio Online. Since TDS 5.0, we supported use with Visual Studio Online. The set up; however, is a bit different with VSO than your local installation. This post will explain how to set up TDS within Visual Studio Online.

April 15, 2015 | Charlie Turano

One of the coolest new features of TDS 5 was Validators. Validators allow a developer to have the build automatically check the Sitecore items in the TDS project against specific criteria and generate warnings or errors if the item meets the criteria. This blog post will document the process of setting up your own custom validator.

March 10, 2015 | Charlie Turano

A lot of people ask about leveraging a HTTPS connection between their machine and the server. This connection is fully supported, out of the box with TDS. To implement this type of connection you simply need to make sure your certificates are properly managed.

March 05, 2015 | Charlie Turano

Every now and again TDS users want to use an authenticated connection to the server. A majority of our users use unauthenticated, but we still need to support authenticated connections. Setting up an authenticated connection is simple and only requires a few additions to your TDS .config files.