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Episode 18: Select an Implementation Partner (w/ Tony Byrne) Off-site link
Corey and Deane discuss what clients should look for when selecting an implementation partner. Then, Tony Byrne, co-author of The Right Way to Select Technology and President of Real Story Group, joins to talk through the implementation partner selection process, including common mistakes, the value of domain knowledge, and how most projects should focus on technology first.
Upgrading from Umbraco 7 to 11 — The Editor Experience
On September 30th, Umbraco will stop support on Umbraco 7. What does this mean for the overall editorial experience, and what can you expect as you begin upgrading?
From Content Analytics to Intelligent Content: a Review of uMarketingSuite
In the early days of the web, analytics shifted from curiosity to a driving force. Now, the focus is on what you do with those analytics — what insights can you glean in order to help drive conversions? For Umbraco users, uMarketingSuite helps put these insights into action.
Sunsetting Umbraco 7: Your Path to Upgrading
Content management systems — like all software applications — are living, breathing systems of code and design. Here's what to do to ensure your Umbraco install doesn't fall behind as Version 7 is sunsetted in 2023.
Umbraco Release Notes — May / June 2022
The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Umbraco's products in May and June 2022.
Blend Interactive Named uMarketingSuite's First North American Partner
Blend Interactive is excited to announce that we have become the first North American partner for uMarketingSuite, an all-in-one marketing suite that extends Umbraco’s ability to facilitate marketing and communication goals.
Umbraco 10 — What’s New
Umbraco 10 is the newest release for Umbraco’s CMS. Our Umbraco team breaks down what this new version means for site editors and developers.
Karla’s European Vacation: Attending Codegarden 2022
Business “vacations” are never really vacations — after all, vacations typically involve some kind of rest. Our CEO, Karla Santi, recently traveled to Denmark to attend Umbraco’s Codegarden and, while she came back without a voice and a definite lack of sleep, she said it was worth every minute.
Blend Releases Two Umbraco Utilities Into the Wild
At Blend, we’ve created our own utilities and shortcuts for helping every project become a success — and we’ve released two new ones to the Umbraco community: Blend.Sitemap and Blend.RobotsTxt.
Umbraco Release Notes — March / April 2022
The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Umbraco's products in March and April 2022.
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The Web Project Guide
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Coding with Bob
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