I wasn't at SUGCON this year, but I was watching the Twitter reactions, and I've chatted to a few community people about what was said at the event. And in amongst all the exiting technical stuff about XM Cloud, I think there's one slide which really stands out to me...
[Thanks to Gert Gullentops' twitter for the image]
It's showing the idea that the future "front-end as-a-service" product Sitecore are working on (Sometimes referred to as Symphony - the new SaaS-deployed enhancement to the current Horizon editing UI) will allow you to source content from multiple content management systems. And that's a really big break from the traditional CMS or DXP Sitecore have sold. We're used to products which can provide the editing and rendering tools for the content they store internally. Integrations with other content sources are usually custom code. In the past it's usually boiled down to "copy the data in" approaches (Using Data Exchange Framework, or your own code) for most people, and the occasional custom database provider implementation (like the way you can see Commerce products in the content tree with Experience Commerce) if you're feeling particularly clever.
So it's really interesting to see content integration becoming a first-class part of the Sitecore ecosystem for a few reasons:
This seems like a really clear signal of Sitecore's change of focus and direction recently - So I'm fascinated to see how this pans out in client projects...↑ Back to top