Developer Documentation (Sitecore 8.1)

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Experience Platform

CMS and marketing functionality that gives you complete control over the great customer experience that you give to your customers.

Experience Platform
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Sitecore Commerce

Customize your ecommerce solution through a flexible extensibility framework.

Sitecore Commerce

Sitecore Experience Accelerator (1.4)

Use reusable, templated UX layouts, and components to get your websites up and running quickly.

Print Experience Manager

Manage print directly from Sitecore, using familiar design tools.

Email Experience Manager

Create tailored email campaigns for specific segments and make them both personal and relevant to your customers.

Versions: 3.3 3.2

xDB Cloud

Host your Sitecore xDB Cloud deployments on Microsoft Azure.


SPEAK gives you a predefined set of page layouts and components, and a predefined set of user experience guidelines.

Web Forms for Marketers

Create simple web forms that record and report information provided by visitors to your website.

CRM Connect

Use the Sitecore Azure Toolkit to package and deploy your Sitecore solution on Microsoft Azure.

Data Exchange Framework

A framework used to build connections that integrate third-party content, analytics, and other data.

Installation and Upgrade Guides

Installation and upgrade documentation is included with each release of the platform.

Compatibility Guide

List of supported modules, products, browsers, operating systems, .NET frameworks, and third-party software per platform release.

SXP 8.1 Performance Whitepaper

Performance tests that measure the key performance metrics of Sitecore 8.1 in a scaled deployment.

Development Practices


A set of overall design principles and conventions for Sitecore development.


A demo site built on the Helix guidelines.