What the FAQ are you talking about?

As you may have noticed I like the Microsoft Cognitive Services a lot. There is quite a nice, preview, service called QnA maker, which takes your QnA items on e.g. a FAQ page and applies some Machine Learning to it. The great thing is that you can very easily attach a bot that can answer … Continue reading What the FAQ are you talking about?

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Validate User Generated content

With the new EPiServer Social Platform you can allow your visitors to “generate” content on your site. Of course you will need to moderate the content, with all the trolling and spamming these days. To save your moderator some work, you could (should?) do some validation before the comment enters the moderation workflow. You may … Continue reading Validate User Generated content

Smart recommendations for Commerce PT2

A little while ago I wrote a post about how you could use the  Recommendations API from Microsoft Cognitive Services to give your visitors smart recommendations. This time, as promised, I will go into the details of my implementation a bit. I must say that I am quite content with the results of the recommendations … Continue reading Smart recommendations for Commerce PT2

Smart recommendations for Commerce

Waiting for such things as the profile store? Don’t, want to, use Find? Related items in Commerce to basic and not smart enough? The Recommendations API from Microsoft Cognitive Services may help out if you want to show your visitors some smart recommendations. And the nice thing is that 10.000 transactions a month are free. … Continue reading Smart recommendations for Commerce

POC: Upgrade EPiCommerce without losing orders?

So you want to update your EPiServer Commerce site, but you don’t want to lose orders. That’s still not really possible, a little downtime is still needed, or I missed something. So I did a little POC. I created a “messaging” service. You can send a cart to it. The cart will be put into … Continue reading POC: Upgrade EPiCommerce without losing orders?

Have EPiServer 7 pick up connection strings defined in Azure Portal

As you may have noticed EPiServer does not pick up the connection strings defined in Azure. This has been fixed  in 8.30, but some of our projects have not been upgraded yet and are still on 7.15+, so this is what you can do to fix that, if you run into the same issue. You … Continue reading Have EPiServer 7 pick up connection strings defined in Azure Portal