Sitecore 6.6: Unable to find an embedded skin with the name ‘Telerik’

SitecoreI’ve been going through the process of getting a project setup on my machine that has recently been upgraded from Sitecore 6.5 to Sitecore 6.6.  Mostly things have been uneventful, but then I tried to load the Content Editor.

I encountered the following error caused by the Telerik controls:

Telerik.Web.UI.RadToolTipManager with ID=’ToolTipManager’ was unable to find an embedded skin with the name ‘Telerik’. Please, make sure that the skin name is spelled correctly and that you have added a reference to the Telerik.Web.UI.Skins.dll assembly in your project. If you want to use a custom skin, set EnableEmbeddedSkins=false.

A new DLL (Telerik.Web.UI.Skins.dll) has been introduced to provide the Skins for Telerik controls, and this is a must-have for your development on Sitecore 6.6.  Just make sure you have that DLL where you previously had Telerik.Web.UI and you should be golden!

Telerik’s website has more information on Skins troubleshooting

Baby Steps to SoA – Step Three: Three Tiers for the Website

Service-oriented ArchitectureIn the continuing Baby Steps to SOA series, we follow Doug and his IT team behind BuyMyWidget.com as they take steps to renovate their digital asset architecture. Previously, we introduced the problem and the team, started planning and analysis, decided on some metrics, and now we continue on our travel through the road map with ensuring separation of our logical layers in the website!

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Using Trello for Scrum

TrelloA lot of the traffic that comes through this blog is related to folks looking to use Trello for agile development.  If you are using a Kanban/Lean approach, it works really well out of the box. However, if you are using a more Scrum-like approach, you may have noticed the lack of ability to do estimates or burndowns in the tool.  While trying to figure out a good way to do this, it appears I stumbled across some other folks who have already taken this step forward.

The teams behind Burndown for Trello and Scrum for Trello have developed add-ons with Scrum capabilities that Trello is currently missing.  This allows you to maintain points and hours remaining estimates, as well as report on burndown across a Trello board.  I expect the main Trello development team will likely incorporate these types of enhancements in the future, but for now, these add-ons can help bridge the gap.

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