"Invalid Viewstate" With Load Balancers

If you are using a round-robin (non-sticky) load-balancer (and perhaps even if you aren’t) you may run into a problem where the client gets errors during the checkout process.  Checking your event log you might find the following error (non-essential information removed): Event Type:        InformationEvent Source:    ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0Event Category:                Web Event Event ID:              1316Event code:…

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Commerce Server @ Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver Next Week

If you are attending the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, CO next week, be sure to stop by and see us. Commerce Server will be presenting: CDS002Leveraging Multi-Channel E-Commerce with Commerce Server 2007 and Beyond7/11/20071:30PM-2:30PM Room 403/404 E-commerce investment is at an all time high – spurred by infrastructure renewal, international expansion, and multi-channel convergence…


Commerce Server 2007 SP1 content is live!

Links:   SP1 Readme (includes SP1 installation instructions): http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/4/6/946674b1-7f07-4ddc-bc5e-ff9a2fc6965b/CS07SP1-readme-web.htm    Refreshed Commerce Server product content on MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms864793.aspx   Refreshed Installation Guide: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/a/4/3a46267f-9640-4623-86a1-c63bbfea9e1d/Installation%20and%20Configuration%20Guide%20for%20Microsoft%20Commerce%20Server%202007.html   Refreshed Quick Start Guide for Developers: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/a/4/3a46267f-9640-4623-86a1-c63bbfea9e1d/Quick_Install_Guide.htm   Thanks to the doc team and we look forward to your comments!

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ClickOnce Deployment of Commerce Server 2007 Business User Applications

When you install Commerce Server 2007, you are presented with three options: Install the core server components (i.e. the “runtime”) Install the Business User Applications Install the BizTalk adapters Deploying the Business User Applications by using the included MSI is not a bad option if you only have a few users in your organization using…

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Commerce Server 2007 SP1 is now available!

I am pleased to announce that Service Pack 1 for Commerce Server 2007 is now available!    This release adds support for running Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition and the business user applications on Windows Vista.  There are also performance and security enhancements as well as fixes for several known issues.  To download the bits,…

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Commerce Server 2007 Data Warehouse Analytics Physical Schema

I get this question fairly often: “Can you provide us with Commerce Server 2007 physical & logical schema?” I ask “What is the scenario/need you are trying to address?” and invariably I get something to the effect of “So we can manipulate the data directly for various purposes” For backup purposes (i.e. IT Admin Operations)…


Live from Redmond – Commerce Server 2007 Catalog System Development by Vinayak Tadas

Fifth in our Live from Redmond webcast series! Learn how to develop using the Commerce Server 2007 Catalog System by Vinayak Tadas: 1.      Presentation 90 minutes (join via Livemeeting info below) 2.      Q&A for public community 15 minutes 3.      Q&A for private invites  You will learn how to work with the catalog system to render…

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TechEd 2007 – Commerce Server 2007 Architecture Slides

I had a great time presenting an interactive theater session talk on Commerce Server 2007 Architecture at Microsoft TechEd 2007 in Orlando FL this week.  We had a great turnout for the talk and a lot of great questions. One of the consistent requests was to post the slides from the talk.  So please find them…


Live from Redmond: Commerce Server 2007 Order System Development by Vinod Kumar

Learn how to develop using  the Commerce Server 2007 Order System by Vinod Kumar. We are structuring the webcast as: 1.   Presentation 90 minutes (join via Livemeeting info below) 2.   Q&A for public community 15 minutes 3.  Q&A for private invites 15 minutes You will learn how to work with the Order system to create and…

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Live from Redmond: Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site Development by Joe Wasson

The third in our Live from Redmond series! Learn the Architecture and Development for Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site by Joe Wasson.  You will learn: 1.      7:00 AM – Starter Site Architecture 2.      Hands on Code o    How to skin the Starter Site o    How to add business logic to Starter Site pages o    How…