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Derek Nerenberg | Senior Enterprise Architect
& Engagement Manager

Derek Nerenberg is the Senior. Enterprise Architect and Engagement Manager at XTIVIA. He leads and manages teams to successful outcomes for Liferay DXP (aka Liferay Portal) implementations with complex integrations. With 12+ years experience with Liferay, Derek has seen the product mature and grow from a developer point of view, enabling him to successfully guide clients to the right solutions to obtain their desired outcomes.

His expertise includes enterprise portal assessments, enterprise architecture, software estimation, workstream breakdown, project sizing, and custom portal application development to name a few. Some key highlights from his career include winning the 2015 President's Quality Award from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and his role in the program/engagement management on the HP Unison Partner Portal using the Liferay Portal platform, which became the one-stop shop for 500+ channel partners in the HP ecosystem.

Derek Nerenberg
Senior Enterprise Architect
& Engagement Manager

Derek Nerenberg is the Senior. Enterprise Architect and Engagement Manager at XTIVIA. He leads and manages teams to successful outcomes for Liferay DXP (aka Liferay Portal) implementations with complex integrations. With 12+ years experience with Liferay, Derek has seen the product mature and grow from a developer point of view, enabling him to successfully guide clients to the right solutions to obtain their desired outcomes.

His expertise includes enterprise portal assessments, enterprise architecture, software estimation, workstream breakdown, project sizing, and custom portal application development to name a few. Some key highlights from his career include winning the 2015 President's Quality Award from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and his role in the program/engagement management on the HP Unison Partner Portal using the Liferay Portal platform, which became the one-stop shop for 500+ channel partners in the HP ecosystem.

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I can give you a lot of reasons to upgrade Liferay. I’ve seen some large companies spend LOTS of money building out something incredible on the Liferay platform, then take a “lights on” approach almost as soon as the product launches. With the... read more

Should I Upgrade to Liferay DXP 7.2 or 7.1?

This article is a primer to help you answer the question, “Should I upgrade to Liferay DXP 7.1 or Liferay DXP 7.2?” There’s no doubt in my mind you should be upgrading, but which version is right for your scenario is a good question. Upgrading to... read more

Top New Features in Liferay 7.1

In this article, we cut through the hype and get down to brass tacks and share the top features in Liferay 7.1. What does Liferay 7.1 offer up to make an upgrade worthwhile? How about TWO new product offerings in addition to the slew of user experience improvements!?... read more

Liferay DXP Audience Targeting 2.0 Overview

This article is a primer intended to give you a Liferay DXP Audience Targeting overview. You do not need to know much (or anything) about Liferay in order to understand the concepts laid out here. You may have noticed personalized web experiences are everywhere. Once... read more

Form Parameters Not Being Passed to Portlets on Liferay

During Liferay upgrades from v6.1 to v6.2, we often see our portlets not working correctly once deployed. The portlets often deploy correctly without any errors, and they show up in the category menu as expected. When it comes to using the forms, this is the piece... read more

Query Liferay’s database to find documents marked searchable

This post shows you how to query Liferay’s database and see which Documents and Media files are marked ‘searchable’.  For these examples, I was using SQL Server and did not validate the queries work on other databases.  They are simple enough to port... read more