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The All-New Sitecore 10 Features to Stay Ahead of the Curve.

Since 2017, we have been working with Sitecore as a multi-award-winning silver partner. Over time, we have seen Sitecore expand its versatility across various industries. Sitecore is famous for empowering brands to take charge of their digital experiences, while providing solutions to business challenges.

Now, with Sitecore 10 features, the all-in-one digital experience platform has deployed another round of features. The latest changes are focused on the development side of the Sitecore platform enabling a quicker and robust implementation for marketers. For instance, with the fully supportive Sitecore Containers, now projects can be completed more cost-effectively and seamlessly using the Docker and Kubernetes technology. Also, a host of new improvements has allowed content teams to instantly evolve experiences with a better flow in the existing marketing and content tools.

Here are the Sitecore 10 features we are most excited about!

New Sitecore 10 Features to Untangle Every Business Challenge

In the new release of Sitecore 10, there is a range of innovations that help create efficiency for the IT and marketing teams. These enhancements such as usability, improved performance, and accelerated time to market, enable teams to create and launch unique experiences.

Better Performance and Monitoring

Apart from the prior improvement to Developer Experience, there are several recent changes made to assist engineering teams with performance. With these changes and features, teams can address TOC (total cost of ownership) by lessening the expensive infrastructure needed for the same tasks while solving the debug and isolating issues speedily.

Accelerated Content Delivery Response Time

The new session optimization has lessened the overall response time up to 15%. This aspect highly contributes to the User Experience of the site and lack of this can result in having an increased Bounce Rate which usually leads to an unsatisfactory User Experience.

Application Map for xConnect Service

This is one of the highly requested features from operation teams who are having their infrastructure in Azure. Now teams can see and pinpoint the xConnect stack on the application map. This also enables teams to begin tracing requests. Now you can track, diagnose, or trace XP service requests on Microsoft Azure application map.

Enhanced Experience Optimization

There are several performance optimizations included in the current personalization list, such as caching, back end optimizations, and infinite scrolling. All of these enable the ability to load 10K experiences without any anticipated degradation.

Now Leverage Sitecore 10 Features to Improve Content Automation

One of the substantial changes that Sitecore 10 features has introduced is - the brand-new content serialization tooling for the developers. This has made the scripting of content changes much easier while also moving them in several environments as part of the deployment process. To fully utilize this new update, there are two tools to help -

Sitecore CLI

This is a command line interface to engage with your Sitecore instance. It enables the tech team with powerful automation skills and the potency to work at the command line seamlessly with their Sitecore instance. Sitecore CLI brings headless serialization combining the best of TDS and Unicorn, making it easier to script any changes in content and move them as a part of deployment process.

Sitecore for Visual Studio

Known as a graphical tool, Sitecore for Visual Studio helps in partnering with the Sitecore instance from within Visual Studio. It has exact functionalities like CLI but makes it more feasible for users who are unaware of command line tools. With a remote rendering host, developers can create with the Visual Studio into the rendering host and test changes without having to re-purpose Sitecore. Now you can make instant changes to the presentation layer, move those modifications, and debug in a lesser period.

Consistent Delivery with Sitecore Containers

In this latest upgrade, Sitecore 10 has introduced a modern container approach in the delivery flow. But why is it important? Opting for Docker-driven development and infrastructure will be useful because it helps with:

  • Decreasing your expenses for the total cost of ownership

  • Making the process of onboarding quicker

  • Faster and better delivery by making the most of Docker

  • Enhanced operational capabilities

A container-based infrastructure has plenty of advantages such as promoting a helpful development pipeline and speeding up the process, time for operations, and market. The new Sitecore Containers makes the most of Docker and Kubernetes technology to make your deployment of new experiences and changes to existing ones hassle free and smooth.

The other updates include:

  • Horizon editing interface delivering rich in-context insights across multilingual and multi-site experiences.

  • Improved data capabilities that are coupled with the capacity to extend targeting with auto-personalization.

  • Connector functionality is being updated to share offer visitor Experience Database® (xDB) insights to Salesforce Marketing Cloud in real-time to lead Salesforce marketing automation successfully.

Should You Update to Sitecore 10?

Over the years, Sitecore has constantly evolved to become an indispensable customer experience platform (CXP). Your business is demanding more and more every day because customers are expecting more. If you are still working with redundant marketing technology, you won't be able to support today's customers.

Sitecore 10 provides you with a holistic and robust 360-degree perspective of the customers to create the unique and real-time digital experience that every consumer is seeking. This isn't about deciding to upgrade; it is a decision of how-to best upgrade to deliver an impeccable customer experience that feels relevant both internally and externally.

Do you want to learn more about Sitecore 10 features? Please connect here for an inquiry.

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