“CSMetal” – Code generating/Linq provider sample now available

“CSMetal” is a command line tool that reads Commerce Server 2009 metadata and generates a set of strongly-typed classes to use with the Commerce Foundation API and a set of Linq providers to allow access to Commerce Server entities via Linq. It can dramatically simplify basic access to Commerce Server 2009 functionality by enabling simple Linq-syntax…


Microsoft ranks as the Leading Top 500 Provider AGAIN!

For the 2nd year in a row, Microsoft Corporation have been named most often in the 2008 edition of Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.  Out of the more than 500 services and solution providers mentioned in the Guide, Microsoft was listed as the provider of choice for 48 of the Top 500 e-Retail clients.   The 2008…

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Retail Systems Research (RSR) publishes 2008 benchmark report

RSR published their benchmark report today on ‘Playing Well with Others: eCommerce’s Evolving Role in the Customer Experience’.   This report aims to jump-start a dialog on the role that eCommerce will play, not as an independent entity, but as a player in an integrated cross-channel strategy. What did their survey respondents identify as their…

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Microsoft advances Gartner Magic Quadrant position for e-commerce

We are pleased to confirm that for e-commerce Microsoft has advanced in the Gartner Magic Quadrant as published July 18, 2008, improving our overall position (i.e. balancing “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision”).   Here is the public link to the complete report “Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Commerce”. Microsoft has secured the reprint rights from Gartner with this…

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We’re Hiring!! Microsoft Commerce Server Product Unit

Please contact us through the Email link on this blog (see upper right corner)   We have four (4) senior positions open for strong candidates who are passionate about e-commerce, Microsoft technologies, and making a difference in the marketplace!  All positions are located at Microsoft Corporate Headquarters in Redmond WA, U.S.A and will require some business…

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Commerce Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008

Commerce Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008   Commerce Server 2007 is now supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2008.  The CS2007-RTM (Release to Manufacturing) and CS2007-SP1 (Service Pack Version 1) releases can be run on Windows Server 2008, with IIS-7 configured to Classic mode.  CS2007-SP2 (Service Pack Version 2) is recommended to address most Windows Server 2008 certification issues…


Commerce Server demo wows attendees at NRF

The Commerce Server Product Team is just settling back in after a fantastic show at the National Retail Federation convention (NRF) last week. If you were at the show, I hope you had a chance to stop by and see us! We had our biggest Commerce Server presence ever at NRF – thirteen members from…

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Commerce Server at National Retail Federation Convention, New York City, Jan. 13–16, 2008

Commerce Server at National Retail Federation’s 97th Convention & Expo, Retail’s Big Show 2008 in New York, NY Join the Microsoft team in New York City January 13–16, 2008 and be a part of something important, something vital to the industry, and something big – Retail’s BIG Show. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the…

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Webinar: Multi-Channel Retail Made Easy.

e-commerce has evolved from being merely a component of a retailer’s strategy ten years ago to become a core strategic enabler.  Retailers today are using multi-channel retailing to enable revenue growth, brand loyalty, and innovation.  The pervasive digital lifestyle has impacted consumers’ expectations of retailers.  As such, retailers are evolving in the ways that they…

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Commerce Server at TechEd Europe, Developer and IT Forum Events, Barcelona

On Behalf of the Microsoft Commerce Server Product Unit, we are pleased to confirm our participation in the TechEd Europe Events, to be held in Barcelona Spain in early November.  For both the Developer and IT Forum Events, main sessions are confirmed for Commerce Server, and we will also have a dedicated Booth on the…