What have we learned in the first day of attendance the Sitecore Symposium. Well first of all the main and the most interesting announcement is the Sitecore Experience Platform 9.

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Well what does it offer us:

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  • JSS – Headless Javascript services
  • Purpose-build Forms for digital marketers
  • Federated Automation
  • Sitecore xConnect
  • Expanded xDB database support for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL
  • New Marketing Automation build on xConnect with specific support for Personalization Commerce
  • Greater privacy measures around PII data and GDPR
  • Security features, with support for encryption at ret and in motion
  • Streamlined Upgrades, Migration & Conversion tools
  • Machine Learning algorithms “Sitecore Cortex”

Big Announcement was about the machine-learning. When Sitecore introduced Cortex

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The next great thing was related to the xConnect. Now you will be able to import any data into Sitecore.

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Of Course the Headless, something that I was very excited about. But unfortunately it supports react.js. It should support all the other frameworks soon. But the demo with react.js was simply great.

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And of course there was information about the Agile and development and plugin approach.

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Sitecore Experience Cloud was also discussed.

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How about Sitecore and .NET core. It is all about the freedom.

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I would like to say that overall I am very excited about Sitecore 9.0. It is already available on the (https://dev.sitecore.net/). Go get your copy.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask or reach out to me on slack @tmam and twitter @tmamedbekov.

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