SIF-less 2 Beta 3 – Now with Habitat!

Last week, Sitecore release a new version of Sitecore Habitat.  One of the goals I’ve had with SIF-less is to allow for a greater flexibility in provisioning instances of Sitecore.  While there is in fact a new version of SIF-less here, the majority of the work allow for a Habitat flavor of Sitecore 9.0.2 was…


SIF-less 2 Beta Update 2

This isn’t an insignificant one.  Here’s the good updates: Completely revamped the uninstall process. Rather than using SIF for uninstall, we’re going with plain PowerShell.  This might not be the end-game here, but this is a lot cleaner and fault tolerant.  It can also be re-run multiple times to clean up an instance, and it…


SIF-less 2 Beta – Update 1

Update: Beta 3 is now out!   This release has a couple new features, as well as some bug fixes.  It’s getting closer.  It also has added a couple new items to my “to-do” list. Bug Fixes No longer crashes when selecting certain topologies Fixed an error when replacing bookmarks in the EZ ps1 files…


Welcome to SIF-less 2. Beta Edition!

Edit: Update 3 is now out. I started this an embarassingly long time ago, in a galaxy far away.  Actually it was an alcohol-infused one-man hackathon where I secured first place.  Anywho, here goes nothing (If you want to skip right to getting started, scroll to “Getting Started”) Why a new SIF-less? The first one…


Sitecore Assembly Version Checker

Gonna go ahead and apologize if someone has written something like this already. I did some googling, pinged JammyKam (which means if he doesn’t know about it, it doesn’t exist), and alas, nothing. The Problem During a new site setup, I was clocking along, minding my own business, when I got a nasty error about…


SIF-less Version 0.5.0 – More Requirements Checks!

One of the biggest feedbacks from SIF-less’s release was that while the validation checks in the Test Window were nice, there were some instances where the validation would pass, but the install would still fail.  This release closes some of those gaps and adds in a few more tests to ensure you have a higher…


Introducing SIF-less for Easy Sitecore 9 Installation

SIF-less 2 Beta is now available!   After working through some of the initial shock of the new install process, I took to some tinkering.  What I came up with was something I dubbed SIF-less. It’s a little less SIF than a standard SC9 install takes.  That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with SIF….


Extending SIF – Custom Modules

I’ve been tinkering with the concept of a rollback script for Sitecore 9 and I’ve had to add a bit more functionality to SIF to handle this. This can be done by adding in custom modules to SIF, which, once you get the hang of it, is pretty easy.  The SIF Guide has some good…


Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF) and HTTPS Everywhere

Everyone loves the SIM Tool.  It’s one of my favorite parts about Sitecore development. Want a new Sitecore? Fill in some blanks, click a button and poof. You’re ready to go. Sitecore 9 has changed that.  To say it’s changed a bit is an understatement.  In the Technical Preview, all installation of Sitecore is done…


Controlling Configuration Load Order in Sitecore 9

New with Sitecore 9 is the ability to specify the ability in which config files load.  Loading in Alphabetical order is soooo 2016.  There’s some work arounds for it, but nothing official.  All that has changed with Sitecore 9! If you navigate to the App_Config folder, you’ll see a Layers.config file.  It looks something like…