Localized Documentation Released in French, German, and Japanese

For those looking to access Commerce Server documentation in these languages, wait no longer! Check out: Japanese: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=89D3D830-53D3-40BD-8EB2-3C7C0CE88009&displaylang=ja German: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=36A670EF-3AFC-48A0-9066-5F31C80AA56E&displaylang=de French: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2EF44675-DA0B-417D-A883-19802E54F5F0&displaylang=fr   For localized versions of the Commerce Server home page, please also see: France : http://www.microsoft.com/france/commerceserver/decouvrez/presentation.mspx Germany : http://www.microsoft.com/germany/commerceserver/default.mspx Japan: http://www.microsoft.com/japan/commerceserver/default.mspx   Enjoy!

Refactoring PageContext

As you all know, writing software is a very dynamic process.  Designs change, users give feedback, and sometimes you are so buried in the implementation that you don’t see flaws in the design.  Occasionally this turns out a design that is less than ideal.  When I stepped back to take a look at the PageSettings/PageContext arrangement I…


Page Attributes in the Starter Site

In the last post I mentioned how attributes were used to affect page functionality.  The main class behind that is PageContext and its army of attributes: PageGroupAttribute, PageLayoutAttribute, and SecureAttribute. The attributes control various aspects of the page without requiring the page author to clutter the implementation with virtual method overrides or explicit initialization code.  For instance, the…


Sample BizTalk Orchestration using Commerce Server Adapters on GotDotNet

I have uploaded a sample BizTalk Orchestration on GotDotNet.  You can download it here, under the Release section.  Here are the instructions for using the orchestration (these instructions are also contained in the sample project): 1.  You will need to compile the Commerce Server Adapters located in the SDK: %ProgramFiles%\Commerce Server 2007\SDK\Adapters\MessageSchemas.2.  You will need…


How to modify Order limits for non-web based Commerce Server applications?

So you probably know all about how to change the various limits (such as the maximum Baskets per user or LineItems per OrderForm) on Orders being placed on your web site using the Limits Element in the Orders Element in the Web.Config. Well, if you have ever wondered how the same settings can be controlled for non-web applications…

Preview of New CS2007 IT Pro Content for IT Forum Barcelona

Next week, I am presenting a dedicated IT Pro-oriented talk on CS2007 (with new content to be shown for the first time) at IT Forum in Barcelona. See the details on my personal blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/rdonovan/archive/2006/11/07/new-cs2007-it-pro-presentation-for-it-forum-barcelona-debut.aspx. Hope to see you there!

Commerce Server Forums

The Commerce Server Forums are now online.  This is a great place to ask questions as the community and people from the Commerce Server team can answer your questions.  The newsgroups will still be around but will not be monitored by Microsoft people nearly as much.  Commerce Server MSDN Forums


Three new Data Warehouse WebCast published!

We added three new webcasts as part of a series on extending the Data Warehouse.  Here are the details, be sure to check them out! Commerce Server Data WarehousePresenters: Brian Blum and Alan Faulkner, MicrosoftThe Commerce Server Data Warehouse is a combination of a SQL Server database, an Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) database, and a…


Commerce Server 2007 at TechEd Europe Developers and TechEd Europe IT Forum: November 6-17th

The Commerce Server team will have presentations and a full booth at both events. This will be a great chance to see CS2007 in action, talk with the product group to get your questions answered, and see session content aimed at the developer and IT professional communities. For full event details, please see http://blogs.msdn.com/rdonovan/archive/2006/11/02/commerce-server-2007-at-teched-amp-it-forum-barcelona-during-the-next-2-weeks.aspx. If you…

Starter Site Architecture Part 1 – SiteModule and SiteContext

For the first section of the Architecture Series I’m going to concentrate on the Starter Site.  I’ll be covering the Control Library in a later series of posts. The main code of the site lives in the App_Code directory.  For those new to ASP.NET 2.0, the contents of this directory are compiled together into an…