Problem with Publisher_2010.xml in Productivity Hub 2010 SP1

When attempting to install the Publisher content pack for the SharePoint 2010 Productivity Hub SP1 you may receive the error shown below when attempting to run the install script with the Publisher_2010.xml file.   Exception calling “Load” with “1” argument(s): “‘<‘ is an unexpected token. The expected token is ‘>’. Line 10, position 16.”At C:\Files\Productivity Hub 2010…


Increase file upload size to install SharePoint 2010 Productivity Hub SP1

I needed to take a look at the Productivity Hub 2010 SP1 for SharePoint 2010 so it was time to actually install it. After downloading the files and readying my SharePoint 2010 farm for the installation following the steps in the installation guide I started the install script. I chose to have the main install script…


Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  May 2009 be the year for whatever you need it to be.

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Support and compatibility with 2008 products

The question regarding does Commerce Server 2007 support Windows Server 2008 and/or SQL Server 2008 and/or Visual Studio 2008 has came up several times and I wanted to give a quick post on this. With the release of Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 2, we do fully support both Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio…

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PayPal component for Commerce Server 2007

Just wanted to share some information that apparently the developers at PayPal have an Express Checkout component in the works for Commerce Server 2007.  Here is the link to the note about it. http://www.paypaldeveloper.com/pdn/blog/article?blog.id=devblog&message.id=523#M523 I’m not familiar with the component or its current status but I know that many people have made inquiries regarding PayPal integration so I…

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Are you ready for Internet Explorer 8.0

As many already know Internet Explorer (IE) 8.0 Beta 2 has been released to the public with good reception.  We have done some basic testing of IE8 Beta 2 against the Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site and Starter Site R2 and have found no real issues so far.  If you happen to be doing some of…


Increasing the number of days CSS logging retains data

In Commerce Server 2007 Staging (CSS) the event logging will retain 3 days worth of event and project data by default.  The number of days can be adjusted from 1 to 999 by manually editing the appropriate registry value. To adjust the value follow these steps: Open Regedit.exe and expand to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\CSS\EventLogging\CSSLocalEvents Right click on the value…


How to configure Commerce Server Staging to log to SQL database

By default Commerce Server 2007 Staging (CSS) logs event and project data to an Access database.  This works fine but for those administrators that won’t to be able to better manage and make use of the reporting history usage of a SQL Server database is the best choice.  In this post I will outline the steps needed…


Usage of the Starter Site and the sample catalog

I have a question I would like to get some feedback on.  For those that are building new Commerce Server 2007 sites how many start with the Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site as the base for your new site?  Also, in your testing how many people use the Adventure Works sample product catalog as you…

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How to set sequence for product variants in the Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site

After setting the sequence for product variants in Catalog Manager, the Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site still does not list product variants such as color or size in the desired order. They are always listed alphabetically. To resolve the issue you will need to edit the control used to display product information.  Open the CommerceCommponents.csproj which…