Nicole Quick

Nicole Quick is a visionary team leader at Contentstack and boasts an impressive track record of propelling growth and fostering engagement for digital products. With a career marked by a sharp focus on customer needs, Nicole has consistently excelled in crafting impactful solutions that make a difference. Nicole has held senior positions across various teams, including Optimizely, Belk, and Lowes, Inc.

Posts by Nicole Quick

Dec 19, 2023 | 5 min. read

Staff marketplace app picks for 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we’re excited to take a moment and spotlight a few apps handpicked by members of the Contentstack team and identified as exceptionally noteworthy. These apps, curated from the Contentstack Marketplace, extend platform functionality and enable composable connections—helping you get the most out of your digital experience platform. Dive into each of our picks across various digital experience categories. Search A robust search solution is pivotal in the digital experience ecosystem, ensuring that your content doesn't just exist but is easily discoverable and accessible. The effectiveness of a search tool directly impacts user engagement, as the inability to locate relevant content can lead to frustration and lost opportunities. Optimizing search capabilities is thus crucial in delivering a seamless and satisfying user experience. The Algolia app brings enhanced search functionality to Contentstack. Automatically updating search indices in Algolia whenever content in Contentstack is modified ensures that search results are always fresh and relevant. This can be particularly beneficial for e-commerce platforms where up-to-date product information is crucial for customer discovery and satisfaction. Discover how to bring Algolia’s search capabilities to Contentstack by visiting the Algolia Marketplace page or diving into the developer docs for the technical details. Translation Efficient translation tools have become a cornerstone for businesses looking to expand their digital footprint globally. The ability to break language barriers and connect with diverse audiences is critical in crafting an inclusive and global digital presence. Effective translation extends reach and builds cultural bridges, enhancing global user engagement. The GlobalLink Connect app automates the translation process, directly pulling content from your CMS and pushing back translated versions. This seamless workflow eliminates the need for manual translation efforts, significantly reducing time and resource investment. Imagine effortlessly managing a multilingual website where content updates and translations occur in unison, all within Contentstack. Begin automating translation by installing the GlobalLink Connect app from the Marketplace today. Digital Asset Management (DAM) DAM systems are crucial for organizing, storing, and retrieving vast digital media. In composable digital experiences, DAM ensures that digital assets are easily accessible and manageable across any channel or platform. The Bynder app stands out in this category by allowing users to access and manage Bynder's vast digital asset library directly within Contentstack. It also means that when you update an asset in Bynder, it's automatically updated in your Contentstack entries, ensuring consistent and up-to-date content across all platforms. To begin using Bynder in Contentstack, install the Bynder app from the Marketplace or learn more about this integration in our documentation. Personalization Personalization is at the core of composable digital experiences, transforming how content resonates with each individual user. Having an effective strategy is essential for crafting engaging and relevant user journeys. The Contentstack Marketplace extends beyond partner integrations, featuring many of our own native apps designed to extend platform functionality. The Audience app is a prime example, allowing content creators to segment users and deliver content tailored to diverse user profiles and preferences. This app makes it possible to customize user experiences based on specific audience characteristics, ensuring content is relevant and engaging. Another personalization tool available in the Marketplace is the Ninetailed app, specifically designed to fine tune content personalization. Ninetailed integrates seamlessly with Contentstack, providing advanced capabilities for creating dynamic, context-aware user experiences. With Ninetailed, you can leverage real-time personalization strategies, making each user interaction with your content uniquely engaging. See how these apps can help up your personalization game. Install the Audience app from the Marketplace or dive into its documentation. Discover how Ninetailed can help you create more tailored experiences by visiting its Marketplace listing or exploring the Ninetailed documentation. Excitingly, we're also gearing up to release the Dynamic Yield app, a new addition that will further advance content personalization in Contentstack. Stay tuned for more details about this tool and how it helps with audience engagement through dynamic and tailored content experiences. Commerce E-commerce thrives on the accuracy and timeliness of product information, as these elements are fundamental in shaping a customer's buying experience. Accurate listings not only build trust but also streamline the decision-making process for buyers, enhancing the overall effectiveness of online shopping platforms. The Commercetools app brings this essential aspect of e-commerce into sharper focus by allowing you to fetch and manage Commercetools’ product details directly in Contentstack. This allows for real-time product updates that ensure a seamless customer buying experience and content as dynamic and agile as your market demands. To begin use, install the Commercetools app from the Marketplace or check the documentation page for more details. Analytics The essence of a composable digital experience lies in seamlessly integrating powerful tools like Google Analytics to enhance and personalize the user journey. In an ecosystem where composability is key, embedding analytics directly into a CMS like Contentstack offers a nuanced understanding of user engagement. This integration facilitates a modular approach to content strategy, allowing businesses to adapt and evolve their digital presence in real-time based on concrete data insights. The Google Analytics app allows a deep dive into website analytics without leaving your CMS. Embedding Google Analytics data into Contentstack entries offers a comprehensive view of user interactions and website performance, enabling data-driven decisions and content strategies. Integrate the Google Analytics app by installing the Marketplace app today, or visit our documentation page for more details. AI The ability for generative AI to produce rich and diverse content, along with valuable answers to development problems, has made it into a tool that most digital content creators and developers can't live without. But, with its rise comes a familiar challenge for many: the ever-present issue of context switching. Moving between various tools, even those powered by AI, often feels like an endless juggling act, distracting from the core creative or development process. The AI Assistant app brings the power of AI right where you need it most - at the point of content creation. Available for use right within the Contentstack entry editor (and additionally as an Automation Hub connector), this app brings all new efficiency to the content generation process. Offering a variety of language models to choose from, it can create concise summaries, develop structured outlines, craft engaging headlines, write SEO-focused metatags, or even produce full-length, keyword-optimized articles—plus, it offers quick translation capabilities for your content, and so much more—all within your existing workflow. This means less time switching between tools and more time crafting compelling content. To begin using, install the AI Assistant App from the Marketplace, or learn more in our documentation guide. Development For developers on digital experience teams, streamlining development while ensuring accuracy and consistency across diverse channels is invaluable. Developers often need help maintaining efficiency and precision, particularly when adapting content for various platforms. This is where tools that simplify the development workflow and provide immediate clarity on content rendering become essential. They expedite the development process and ensure that content is accurately and consistently delivered, irrespective of the channel. Another one of our own, the Developer Tools app, provides developers with real-time code samples and entry previews, enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of their development work. This app bridges the gap between content creation and final implementation by allowing developers to see immediate previews of how content will appear, thereby reducing the likelihood of errors and the need for repeated revisions. To begin using it in your stack, install the Developer Tools app from the Marketplace today. For more details, visit the documentation page. Conclusion Many of the apps you see in the Marketplace are developed using either our generic app boilerplate or one of our category-specific ones like e-commerce or DAM. These boilerplates come pre-equipped with essential files, methods, and configurations, helping to eliminate barriers and speed up development time. As we move into 2024, we've got big plans for the Marketplace. The efficiency and speed of development our app boilerplates offer make that possible. While we’re focused on delivering new apps, we encourage you, our users, to leverage these boilerplates to discover how your platform experience can be customized and extended. Through Developer Hub, launching to GA shortly after the new year, you can create, manage, and share your custom apps for private use within your organization or even submit them for public listing in the Marketplace. Developer Hub will open up a world of possibilities for custom app development within the Contentstack ecosystem. To stay informed about all these exciting developments and more, keep an eye on the Contentstack Pulse page. Here, you'll find the latest updates and insights into what’s coming next at Contentstack.

Dec 05, 2023 | 3 min. read

Understanding the power of Contentstack Launch

This post explores the latest features of Contentstack Launch that make it easier and faster for developers to move forward. First, let’s recap what Contentstack Launch is. Contentstack Launch is a highly performant front-end hosting solution built especially for the Contentstack CMS that enables the automated deployment and hosting of headless websites. Designed with developers in mind, Contentstack Launch is engineered from the ground up to streamline development operations. Let’s see how that happens by highlighting just a few of the newest Launch features below. On-demand cache revalidation On-demand revalidation is a feature that allows for efficient and timely updates to your website or application's content. Instead of waiting for a predefined interval, on-demand revalidation initiates updates as soon as changes occur in your content. This ensures that your users always have access to the most recent and relevant information. Launch’s unique approach to on-demand revalidation is also integrated with Contentstack’s powerful Automation Hub. So not only can you revalidate the cache for given pages when content changes, but also revalidate page caches when other events happen in your composable implementation–such as when your inventory, pricing, or product review databases are updated. Examples like: Updating Content: Contentstack Launch enables real-time updates to your content. When changes occur in the backend, the system initiates a revalidation process. This functionality ensures that your content remains up-to-date across all platforms. Efficiency: Contentstack Launch enhances the efficiency of the revalidation process. You no longer need to trigger updates manually or wait for scheduled intervals. The system handles this task automatically, thus saving time and resources. Flexibility: Contentstack Launch provides flexibility in managing your content. It lets you decide when and how to update your content, giving you full control over the revalidation process. Edge URL redirects Contentstack Launch facilitates Edge URL Redirects & Rewrites, allowing you to direct traffic from one URL to another by adding a simple file to your code repository. This feature is particularly useful when migrating web pages or restructuring your website. New framework and version control support In addition to supporting various Javascript frameworks like Create React App, Angular, and Vue.js, Contentstack Launch also supports Bitbucket for version control. These features further enhance the ease of managing digital projects, providing developers with a comprehensive toolset for efficient and effective project management. Contentstack Launch is a tool that redefines how developers manage and host their projects. It simplifies the development process by supporting various JavaScript frameworks and offering Bitbucket for version control. The on-demand revalidation feature ensures real-time content updates, enhancing efficiency and user experience. Moreover, the Edge URL Redirects functionality effectively manages website traffic during webpage migration or restructuring. Contentstack Launch is a comprehensive, developer-focused tool designed to streamline operations and keep digital content current and relevant in today's fast-paced digital world. Check out Contentstack Launch to learn more or to dive in yourself.

Nov 14, 2023 | 5 min. read

Fall platform recap: What’s new and what’s coming for Contentstack

Welcome back to the Fall edition of Contentstack Pulse, your trusted source for the most recent news on platform enhancements, roadmap updates, and comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions. In the season of change, we are excited to share the advancements that have taken place within our platform. Our commitment to innovation remains unwavering, focusing on creating an increasingly efficient and user-friendly environment for marketers and developers. So, let’s dive into the details of our latest updates and provide insights into the future at Contentstack. New for Contentstack Headless CMS Contentstack AI Assistant: The newly launched array of AI features improves the content creation process even further. You can now harness the power of AI at the granularity of paragraphs, sub-paragraphs, sentences, and even individual words to improve your content quality. This new AI feature also provides custom prompts, ensuring you get a more personalized experience. The AI Assistant can now be powered by new models from Microsoft Azure and Amazon Bedrock, in addition to ChatGPT. And, if you’re looking to customize, Contentstack has now introduced custom icon upload, enabling you to add new icons that align more with your brand’s identity. In-platform Help Center: Contentstack understands that not everyone using our platform is an expert, so we introduced an in-platform Help Center. The Help Center provides information and assistance to users and developers alike. With this feature, Contentstack aims to help users save time, reduce clutter and confusion, ensure compliance, and increase productivity. New for Contentstack Marketplace Content Model Templates: A collection of predefined content types and global fields that can be easily imported into a stack. These templates aim to accelerate content creation, ensuring your content is created even faster and on-brand. With this feature, you don’t have to start from scratch every time. The Content Model Templates in the Marketplace provide a ready-made content model that can be quickly imported into your stack for quick content creation. Contentstack Automation Hub Amazon Bedrock Connector:  New AI offerings, such as AI21 Labs, Anthropic’s Claude, and Amazon’s Titan models, improve many Gen AI use cases, giving users and developers access to more innovative solutions. With these new AI offerings, you can create automated tasks and processes that make it possible to accomplish more without significant manual effort. Contentstack Launch On-Demand Revalidation:  This new feature ensures that content updates always display accurate information in real-time. It is ideal for businesses that want to avoid displaying inaccurate or obsolete information that can lead to confusion or loss of trust. And in the Spring, be on the lookout for: Teams & Taxonomy Users can effortlessly build streamlined content using powerful tools designed for grouping and categorizing range, enabling efficient organization and easy access to relevant information. And with the new Teams feature, we provide organizations with a straightforward approach to team management and content ownership.  Developer empowerment Provide developers with immediate, scalable application deployments using Contentstack’s hosting tool, Launch. Also, App version control and release notes allow developers to manage the rollout of new features to their users quickly. On-demand automation in the CMS Trigger automation on-demand right within the authoring interface of the CMS for things like SEO validation and other content readiness actions. Learn more With Contentstack’s latest product updates, you can now take advantage of numerous enhancements designed to improve your content creation experience. From the AI assistant to the In-platform Help Center and Content Model Templates, developers and marketers can access tools that can add value.  Want to hear more about what we are doing? Check out our product updates here for the latest. Or contact our team here if you're curious how Contentstack can help your brand streamline content to deliver better digital experiences everywhere. Chalo!

Oct 04, 2023 | 3 min. read

Accelerate your digital experience skills with Contentstack's Developer Fast Track program

Experience Contentstack and accelerate your (DX) skills with our new Developer Fast Track program As a developer, you understand that the technology world is constantly evolving, and staying up-to-date with new developments in the industry can be a challenge. Contentstack's Developer Fast Track program was designed to ease that burden.  Our comprehensive program provides you with a 1-click platform trial plus full access to Contentstack Academy to help you learn how to maximize the capabilities of Contentstack's composable DXP. Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Real-world applications One of the most significant benefits of the Developer Fast Track program is that it will provide hands-on experience inside the platform. With this, developers gain the experience to apply their knowledge immediately in real-world scenarios. Examples like: Development branching strategies JSON rich text editing Managing apps with Developer Hub Application hosting with Launch Comprehensive training The Developer Fast Track program offers customers comprehensive training, including onboarding, end-user training and app development. The onboarding process ensures that you are familiar with all policies and protocols, while the end-user training delivered through Contentstack Academy provides comprehensive guides to Contentstack's capabilities. Examples like: Launch: Empower Your Development Workflow Take your composable projects live with Contentstack Launch. You'll learn how to create and deploy new Launch projects using GitHub repositories and file uploads and leverage Launch's automated build and redeploy capabilities to power up your CI/CD pipeline.  Marketplace App Development: Turn Your Ideas into Reality Unleash your creativity with the Marketplace App Development. Learn how to create custom apps that cater to your unique business needs. Our expert instructors will guide you through the app development process, empowering you to leverage the full potential of our platform's ecosystem. Content Modeling: Elevate Your Content Strategy Content is at the heart of every successful digital experience. The Content Modeling course gives you in-depth insights into crafting and managing content that captivates your audience. Learn how to structure, organize, and optimize your content to enhance user engagement and drive conversions. Automation Hub: Simplify and Streamline Your Workflows Efficiency is key, and the Automation Hub course is your ticket to streamlining your workflows and automating repetitive tasks. Explore the power of automation and learn how to implement time-saving solutions within your projects.  Accelerated learning The program is structured to deliver maximum learning in minimum time. Through the program, you can quickly build proficiency in the Contentstack platform. The program is designed to provide developers with an immersive and intensive experience that accelerates their learning and equips them with all the necessary tools to succeed in their roles. Additionally, through the Developer Fast Track program, you’ll be able to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience of the Contentstack team, further accelerating their development process. Want to hear more? Check out our Contentstack LIVE! episode with Eric Broadwater! With its hands-on platform experience, comprehensive training, and accelerated learning, this program will help you accelerate your composable DXP skills. If you are a developer looking to get your hands dirty, the Developer Fast Track is for you. Start building today.

Sep 19, 2023 | 5 min. read

Introducing the New Contentstack Help Center: Stay productive and stay informed, right

Guess what, haven’t you heard?  About the new Contentstack Help Center! You now have the ability to access extensive documentation, relevant content recommendations, and comprehensive learning resources without ever leaving the platform. With the Help Center, users of all types can access valuable resources and guidance for continuous learning and growth within the Contentstack ecosystem. Are you ready to see what it can do? AI-Powered Assistance: With our integrated AI, you can now engage in real-time conversations and receive curated responses that are tailored to your specific queries. No more sifting through generic information or waiting for human assistance. Our AI-powered assistant is here to provide instant, accurate, and personalized support. Instant Documentation: We're excited to unveil a game-changing feature that will revolutionize your workflow - Instant Documentation Access. With just a simple click, you can now access our comprehensive documentation site without ever leaving the app Effortless Search: Our advanced search algorithm is designed to understand your query and deliver precise results. Whether you're searching for a specific topic, troubleshooting steps, or detailed instructions, our search feature will streamline your journey and help you find what you need in a snap. Tailored Suggestions: With context-aware recommendations, you'll receive targeted suggestions that align with your current needs. Whether you're exploring a specific feature, encountering an error message, or seeking best practices, our system will intelligently analyze your context and provide you with helpful recommendations. Additional Resources: No matter where you are in our app, you can rely on the "Additional Resources" section to provide you with quick access to a variety of helpful links. Here are just a few of the essentials you'll find: Chat with Support: For assistance, the option to engage in a conversation with the Support Team is available. By selecting the 'Chat with Support' option, queries can be addressed and solutions can be found. Documentation:Dive into our comprehensive documentation to explore guides, tutorials, FAQs, and more. It's your go-to resource for in-depth information and step-by-step instructions. What's New: Stay up-to-date with the latest features, updates, and improvements with Contentstack Pulse. Leave Feedback: We value your feedback and want to hear from you! use the "leave feedback" link share thoughts, suggestions, or report any issues you may encounter. Status Page: Wondering if there are any ongoing maintenance or server issues? The "Status Page" link provides real-time updates on system status, ensuring you're always informed. Community: Connect with other users, ask questions, and share insights in our vibrant community. The "Community" link is your gateway to a network of like-minded individuals who can offer support and inspiration. Using the Help Center is like tapping into the collective wisdom of Contentstack experts. It's designed to ensure that you have a smooth, productive, and enjoyable experience while using our app. So, are you ready to revolutionize your Contentstack experience? Click the help sign within the app, open the Help Center, and embark on a journey of discovery. Don’t have an account? Don’t worry, check out our Developer Fast Track here. Let's make your Contentstack experience not just good, but exceptional!

Aug 01, 2023 | 5 min. read

Summer platform recap: What’s new and what’s coming for Contentstack

Time certainly does fly and it's exciting to share our summer updates! First off, have you heard the news? Contentstack's Headless CMS has been recognized as a leader for 2023 by IDC MarketScape. This recognition is based on a rigorous evaluation of product and service offerings from various headless CMS vendors. This achievement highlights our commitment to providing top-notch solutions and gives our users and potential clients assurance that they're using a product that's considered a leader in its field. Now, let's dive into those Q2 accomplishments: Contentstack Headless CMS New ChatGPT features You can now instantly transform your content creation experience with these new ChatGPT features. We've broadened the capabilities of our AI Assistant to offer an even more tailored content creation experience for your unique needs like:  Configure custom actions: Create custom commands for your organization to increase team productivity and enable content editors to complete more stuff. Streamlining and personalize your content creation process with a tailored voice and tone that adheres to your brand guidelines. Starter actions and icons: To help you get started, we've included starter actions and icons you can import. Upload the SVG icons to your assets and import the sample action pack to use the starter actions. Then, add the icons of your choice and save. Next, upload the JSON configuration file using the “Import” button. Export/Import functionality: We've added the ability to export and import sets of custom actions. This feature is handy for users supporting multiple stacks as it allows for the easy transfer of actions from one stack to another. Effortless navigation with Pagination And also, experience effortless navigation with our new Pagination feature for our core CMS platform. This feature allows users to efficiently manage large content lists by organizing them into easily navigable pages. Instead of scrolling through extensive lists, you can now conveniently navigate through a specific number of rows per page. Pagination significantly enhances tasks like managing a vast library of articles or products. Contentstack Marketplace Direct integrations We're thrilled to share some exciting updates from our Marketplace too! We now offer direct integrations with distinguished partners like Akeneo, Brightcove and Trados. Akeneo's integration is a game-changer, allowing content managers to seamlessly push their product catalog to their eCommerce platform. This offers a major boost in managing and optimizing digital assets. Our Brightcove integration allows customers to efficiently organize and measure their video assets and add them directly to their stack. The new Trados app allows you to translate your Release content and provide localized versions in multiple languages.  Productivity enhancements Additionally, we've taken productivity to new heights by introducing our Content Calendar and Workflow Kanban app, now available in our Marketplace. Contentstack Automation Hub Refine Automations What about the latest enhancements to Automation Hub? Now, you can refine your automation workflows with Contentstack's Action and Trigger events, which now include support for branches and releases. You can specify the branch and release to be used as part of a trigger or action, offering more precise control and flexibility in your automation processes. This is especially useful when managing extensive development workflows with multiple branches or coordinating the deployment of a set of entries and assets with Contentstack's releases. So, are you as excited about these advancements in our Automation Hub as we are? We can't wait to see how they will streamline your content operations! Contentstack Launch Expand globally and efficiently And last and of course not least - Contentstack Launch. Get ready to expand your business globally. Contentstack’s availability on Microsoft Azure EU infrastructure means organizations now have the opportunity to leverage powerful content management capabilities directly within the European Union. Contentstack Launch also has updated environments lists and environments settings screens for easy and efficient administration. Phew, that was a lot and we're not done! Let’s look ahead. In the Fall, be on the lookout for: Teams & Taxonomy Users can effortlessly build streamlined content using powerful tools designed for grouping and categorizing content, enabling efficient organization and easy access to relevant information. Refreshed Help Center Looking for documentation in a hurry? Our AI-integrated Help Center delivers how-to guides directly within the platform, eliminating the need to search externally and allowing you to focus on the task at hand. Basic Auth Password Protection Experience enhanced security with Basic Auth password protection for your Environments on Contentstack Launch, and enjoy the convenience of On-Demand Revalidation (ODR) for your NextJS sites. Composable digital experience platform (DXP) Contentstack's composable digital experience platform (DXP) offers a powerful, streamlined solution to achieve your digital goals. We look forward each month to highlighting our latest enhancements designed to help you get the most out of our platform and the digital experiences you are building. If you're an existing Contentstack user wanting to learn more about these new releases, please contact your Care Without Compromise™ team. Contact our team here if you're curious about how Contentstack can help your brand streamline content to deliver better digital experiences everywhere. Chalo!

Jul 10, 2023 | 5 min. read

Simplify Your Composable Stack: Connect Contentstack's CMS to Cloud Tools and Platforms with Clicks, Not Code

The digital landscape is rapidly evolving, and businesses must adapt to stay ahead. One key aspect of this composable transformation is the shift toward cloud-based infrastructure. Companies are leveraging platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to develop applications, store data, and provide a range of online services. In this blog post, we'll explore how to harness the potential of AWS Marketplace and the expansion of Microsoft Azure EU while simplifying integration using a composable Digital Experience Platform (DXP) like Contentstack. What is AWS Marketplace? AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog that offers a curated selection of software, data, and services from third-party providers. It is designed to help users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) discover, purchase, and deploy various solutions that can enhance their cloud computing environment. The marketplace features a wide range of offerings, including software infrastructure, developer tools, data analytics, and more, all of which are compatible with AWS services and can be easily integrated into existing workflows. How does this help my enterprise business? AWS Marketplace is essential because it simplifies the process of discovering, purchasing, and deploying third-party software that can enhance your digital experience. By integrating Contentstack with AWS Marketplace, users can leverage the benefits of both platforms to create a powerful and efficient content management solution. Here are some advantages of combining Contentstack with AWS Marketplace: Seamless Integration: Contentstack's compatibility with AWS services ensures easy integration into your existing AWS infrastructure, reducing setup time and complexity. Access to Additional Services: AWS Marketplace offers a wide range of third-party tools and services that can be used to extend the functionality of Contentstack, such as data analytics, machine learning, security, and more. Streamlined Procurement: Purchasing Contentstack through AWS Marketplace enables you to manage billing and costs through your AWS account, simplifying the procurement process. Scalability and Performance: Running Contentstack on AWS provides the advantage of robust scalability and high performance, ensuring that your content management system meets your organization's growing needs.  How does it work? To find Contentstack on AWS Marketplace, follow these easy steps: Access the AWS Marketplace and search for "Contentstack." Select the Contentstack listing. Complete the subscription process. By integrating Contentstack with your AWS account, you can leverage AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, and AWS Lambda to enhance your digital experiences. Now, let's talk about Microsoft Azure EU. Many businesses standing up digital experience solutions on Microsoft cloud infrastructure would like to offer services in Europe but are concerned about data protection under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, Microsoft Azure provides a solution by enabling European businesses to store their data within the Azure Europe regions. By storing your data in Azure Europe, you can ensure your business remains GDPR compliant. Azure Europe also offers additional benefits such as enhanced security, access controls, and networking among others.  Contentstack Microsoft Azure EU Support - Why is this important? Contentstack's availability on Microsoft Azure EU infrastructure means organizations now have the opportunity to leverage powerful content management capabilities directly within the European Union. This development brings several benefits to customers: Data Residency and Compliance: With Contentstack hosted on Microsoft Azure EU, organizations can ensure that their data is stored and processed within the European Union, adhering to local data privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Improved Performance and Latency: Hosting Contentstack on Microsoft Azure EU data centers allows for reduced latency and faster response times for regional users, providing a better overall user experience. Seamless Integration: Contentstack's compatibility with Microsoft Azure ensures easy integration with other Azure services, allowing organizations to create a comprehensive and efficient cloud-based infrastructure. Scalability and Flexibility: By leveraging Azure's robust scalability features, Contentstack can easily accommodate an organization's growing content management needs, adapting to increased traffic and storage requirements. To close out, if you're running AWS infrastructure, be sure to check out our new listing in the AWS Marketplace. It just might be what you're looking for to improve cost structures and integrations. And if you're running on Microsoft Azure infrastructure and are eyeing a presence in the EU, know that you now have options. Ready to learn more? Click here to get started! 

May 08, 2023 | 2 min. read

What’s new and what’s in store for Contentstack Launch

Are you a developer looking for the latest data on Contentstack’s front-end hosting solution? Then look no further. Contentstack Launch has officially completed its first quarter and is now in general availability, and we’ve earned a wealth of knowledge and cultivated relationships along the way.  In this blog post, we’ll take an in-depth look at our successes over Q1, provide insights into how it all came to be and what users can expect from us moving forward. We pride ourselves on continuously innovating our products so that anyone using the platform can benefit right away with maximum efficiency. New features added in Q1 Contentstack Launch is the ideal front-end hosting solution for your business, providing developers with a roadmap to success. As the only MACH-compliant platform on the market, Contentstack goes beyond any other offering by streamlining workflows, optimizing development operations, and improving business outcomes all through clicks not code. By reducing wait-states and eliminating friction between back-end code and front-end user experiences, Contentstack Launch has everything developers need to take their projects to the next level. Contentstack remains committed to providing developers and operations teams with the highest quality front-end hosting solution. During Q1, numerous features have been added and improved upon to ensure they can take advantage of tools such as: Local testing Automations Staging environments Git repository linking CDN/caching for optimal performance In addition, users now enjoy greater flexibility with automated redeployments and cache refreshing via webhooks — leading to faster turnaround times and smoother transition from development to production states of their content. With these new enhancements, Contentstack has the full solution for your stack. What’s in store for Q2 We strive to create the best workflow experience for developers. In Q2, this means exploring multiple avenues for streamlining operations and improving user experience. To start, our team is developing support for more frameworks so customers receive greater flexibility when working with our hosting solutions. We’re also expecting to launch on-demand revalidation (ODR) for Nextjs very soon so developers can respond quickly to user requests. And lastly, look out for availability on European AWS and Azure data centers — opening up new opportunities for high-performance delivery on a global scale. Exciting times are ahead! Now, did that get you interested in learning more? Contentstack Launch has revolutionized how modern developers build and host front-end applications. Its features create a more streamlined workflow and improved user experience. The Q1 recap featured improvements made to the situation of modern developers in this regard. With these measures in place, Contentstack's platform is better equipped to handle dev operations efficiently and effectively.  In Q2, we are looking forward to expanding our offering even further with deeper integrations, additional product launches, and events. We encourage everyone to take advantage of Contentstack Launch's best practices for development operations by visiting our website for more information. Learn more If you'd like to learn how Contentstack Launch can help your business, click this link: https://www.contentstack.com/launch/ and get started today!

May 04, 2023 | 3 min. read

Spring recap: What's new and what's coming for Contentstack

Welcome to Contentstack Pulse, your go-to source for the latest news on platform enhancements, roadmap updates and answers to frequently asked questions. Our mission is to keep you up-to-date on all the exciting developments at Contentstack and with our platform. Each month, we'll share the latest platform news to help you streamline your user experience. And every quarter, we'll offer a recap of everything that's happened, so you never miss a beat. Whether you're an existing customer or just curious to learn more about what we do, Contentstack Pulse has got you covered. We hope you can use this information to better leverage new features, learn from success stories and discover new tools for delivering engaging customer experiences. These recaps should also provide valuable insights into strategic growth initiatives and product innovations that will help you make the most of your experience with Contentstack. What we've accomplished Here’s what we released in Q1: Contentstack Headless CMS Search Relevancy: Improved search through stemming and word form support, accent-insensitive searching as well as the automatic ignoring of stop words for more accurate results. Entry Editor Experience: Now updated with prominent field blocks, smarter nested fields and more flexible custom fields for seamless content creation for business users. In-line Commenting in JSON RTE: Introducing further enhanced collaboration between teams, allowing business users and developers to collaborate and easily communicate about content. Contentstack Marketplace Release Preview App: View your releases in a calendar and timeline view within our new Full-Page extension location. Preview your content before a scheduled release and compare changes scheduled for your stack with upcoming releases or content you already have published. View other release details such as entries or assets that are added to a release with their specific titles, content types, and versions within your Contentstack environment. Interstack Reference App: Reference entries between stacks, similar to referring entries between content types within a stack. Easily fetch the referenced entry across your Contentstack environments without ever leaving your current stack, ensuring the availability of content across the entire enterprise and reducing manual maintenance of managing duplicate data. Contentstack AI Assistant: Our new integration brings the power of OpenAI ChatGPT instantly to the point of content creation through in-line UI extensions, allowing content editors and publishers to create a brand- and tone-specific content in seconds. Contentstack Automation Hub Conditional and Repeat Paths: Easily create complex workflows by defining multiple paths with conditional logic and repeating steps, saving time and effort for developers and business users. Project Sharing: For improved team collaboration and efficiency, users can now invite others to view, create and modify a project’s automation steps. ChatGPT Automation Hub Connector: Developers and business users can now leverage ChatGPT’s capabilities to unlock new possibilities in their workflows, including metadata extraction, text summarization and so much more. Contentstack Launch Early Access Program: General availability is scheduled for May 2023. Support for serverless functions: Next.js, Gatsby, webhooks and more advanced features are supported to enhance user experience and performance Where we're heading Looking ahead to Q2, we have an exciting lineup of features and innovations designed to provide you with endless opportunities and possibilities. Here’s a sneak peek: Assisted Search functionality will offer more accurate and relevant results when searching for content within the platform. Teams & Taxonomy will empower businesses to create a streamlined content management system with powerful tools for grouping and categorizing content. Content Type Visualizer App will provide businesses with a visual representation of their content types. The app's dashboard allows teams to see an overview of their entire content structure, enabling companies to manage and organize content more effectively. Predictive data capabilities: Automation Hub will be able to leverage its access and knowledge of the Contentstack system to improve user-friendliness by doing things like automatically creating trigger payloads or suggesting the right data values to include in various fields to users. Availability in AWS EU and Azure EU data centers will provide businesses with increased flexibility and choice when it comes to choosing their infrastructure. This feature allows users to choose from a range of data centers across Europe offered by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Contentstack's composable digital experience platform (DXP) offers a powerful and streamlined solution to achieve your digital goals. The platform provides a wide range of advanced features, from content modeling to composability to built-in integrations with services, unlocking tremendous potential for personalization, scalability and efficiency. We look forward each month to highlighting our latest enhancements designed to help you get the most out of our platform and the digital experiences you are building. If you're an existing Contentstack user wanting to learn more about these new releases, please reach out to your Care Without Compromise™ team. If you're curious about how Contentstack can help your brand streamline content to deliver better digital experiences everywhere, get in touch with our team here. Chalo!