SDL Tridion 2011 Tutorials

This section of the site contains detailed Tutorials prepared by our Professional Services experts to guide you through some of the tasks required by System Administrators and Developers when working with SDL Tridion 2011.

SDL Tridion 2011 Tutorials available

The following tutorials are now available:

Debugging the Tridion 2011 CME

This document describes debugging methods and tools for use with the Tridion 2011 Content Manager Explorer. Topics covered include the usage of Fiddler, Firebug, Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Service Trace Viewer, and the debugging of Javascript, the WCF service and network connection. 

Extending Content Delivery Storage in SDL Tridion 2011 (1)

This tutorial guides you through extending the new Content Delivery Storage Layer with Tridion 2011. 

Deployer Extensions with Eclipse - Step 1: Introduction, Concepts & Requirements

In this tutorial we will cover all the steps you must follow to create a deployer extension using Eclipse. We will create a "Custom Module" and will configure Eclipse from scratch to develop, test and debug our code. 

Creating a Development VM - Part 1: Setting up the VM

This document details the steps required to install and test the SDL Tridion Content Manager 2011 server on a Windows 2008 R2 platform, with a SQL Server backend. 

Setting up the Deployer and the oData Web Service - Part 1 Creating the Content Delivery database

This tutorial explains how to configure a Tridion Content Delivery instance with the oData Web Service. 

Installing Tridion 2011 with Oracle 11g R2 - Part 1: Preparing the Database

In this tutorial we will cover all the steps you must follow when installing Tridion 2011 on an Oracle-based environment.  

HowTo: Extending Content Broker Storage

An example of storing comments using the new extensible storage model 

Setting up a SDL Tridion 2011 GUI extension in 8 steps

This tutorial shows how to configure an extension for the SDL Tridion 2011 GUI from start to finish. 

HowTo: Tackle Integrations in SDL Tridion 2011

SDL Tridion comes with a broad extension framework. This document explains how to utilize the standardized interfaces to integrate SDL Tridion with your IT ecosystem. Whilst SDL Tridion offers you standard features to enable your content and channel strategy to drive the business end of your interaction, there will always be a wish to leverage your existing software investments by means of back-end integrations. SDL Tridion caters for this need through its extension framework. On both the Content Management, as well as the Content Delivery side there are a wide range of extension points, which allow you to extend functionality without the need for customizations. 

Using Content Porter 2009 SP1 for DTAP

This document describes a process to move Content Manager changes between various different Tridion systems (Typically named DTAP, or Development, Test, Acceptance and Production) 

Content Delivery Network Integration

If your website visitors have to wait a long time for your site to load, at best you will bore them. At worst you will lose their business. This article illustrates how Tridion's extensible storage mechanism enables you to mitigate these risks by integrating with a CDN. 

Outbound Email Templating

When creating templates for the Email channel, there are some challenges to overcome, particularly in creating Text versions, and managing content in Rich Text fields. This article and accompanying eXtension will explain these challenges and accelerate the process of developing your Outbound Email templates. 

Using oData with Tridion (.NET/C#)

With the release of Tridion 2011, SDL has incorporated OData support into its API's for the display layer via web services. By doing this Tridion allows developers to talk to the content broker and retrieve data for consumption within their own code. This guide will walk you through setting up, and using OData for your first time to connect to Tridion 

Setting up an IIS Deployer (Manual)

In this article we'll be taking a look at setting up a SDL Tridion .NET deployment environment. SDL Tridion gives you many options for deployment and methods for getting your data to your web servers. Tridion supports multiple web servers including Apache and IISas well as multiple methods to transfer data include HTTP(s), FTP, Local File System, SFTP, and SSHFTP. Looking at that list we can immediately see the cross platform and extensibility options for our environments. For the purpose of this article I'm going to keep it Microsoft technology, but feel free to explore all the options listed above to find out which method is best for your environment and requirements.