Azure – Horizontal vs Vertical scaling

Yesterday, the Azure South Central datacenter got impacted by a severe weather event which caused a lot of systems going down, including 7 of my personal websites, 1 of them being this blog. I mentioned this to a few colleagues on separate conversations and interestingly both conversations ended up with a discussion around auto-scaling in

Episerver CMS Audit NuGet package

In my last Episerver post, I talked about a tool that provides visualisation on how content types are used across multiple sites. I finally got the chance to package it up and make available as a NuGet package. I haven’t published it in any feed as I’m not sure how stable it is so please use

Episerver – HtmlHelper does not contain a definition for ShellInitializationScript

If you have tried extending the navigation of Episerver and implemented a custom module with its own view and got the following errors: ‘System Web WebPages Html HtmlHelper’ does not contain a definition for ‘ShellInitializationScript’ and the best extension method overload ‘EPiServer Shell Web Mvc Html ScriptExtensions ShellInitializationScript( System Web Mvc HtmlHelper)’ has some invalid

Episerver Upgrade – Search Breaking changes

I’ve had to recently upgrade an episerver website from 8.9 to 11 and stumbled on a few breaking changes which were pretty straight-forward to fix. However, the entire SearchService.cs class had a lot of errors after the upgrade and it no longer knows about the classes that belong to EPiServer.Search.Queries. Turns out everything related to