Support for SQL replication of the profiles and of the transactions database

I wrote a blog a while ago that Commerce Server SP1 with SQL 2005 SP2 supported replication with Profiles and transaction database. Now I can confirm that this is a supported scenario here is the KB Article. I am disappointed that the KB article does not walk the user step by step and setting up your…

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How To Deal With Large Orders And Improve Checkout Performance

There are some scenarios were you need to handle 100 or more line items and performance becomes an issue. So in this post I hope to provide you with some ideas on how you can speed up the performance of the Checkout path. Checkout Path What is the checkout path? The checkout process starts from…

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A few things you didn’t know about Commerce Server’s Catalog Cache

One of the most important aspect of any e-commerce is their Catalog(s) and Commerce Server provides a system that allows customers to manage and organize their products. In any e-commerce site the most profile usage the Catalog. Searches and Catalog browsing constitutes about 70 percent or more of a site. Performance becomes an issue when you…

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Have you heard of SmartCatalog?

SmartCatalog is the only .NET Product Advisor and Product Configuration solution built exclusively for Microsoft Commerce Server.  SmartCatalog is tightly integrated with Microsoft Commerce Server and was the first software partner dating back to 2000.  SmartCatalog’s purpose is to provide users with a personalized shopping experience with integrations to the Commerce Server Profile Engine, product…

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Commerce Server 2007 Book Alert!

Tom Schultz has joined with Wade Wegner to deliver the Commerce Server 2007 Book.   For more details you can follow their blog: Wade: Update: Professional Commerce Server 2007 Tom: Professional Commerce Server 2007 by Wrox Press   I am currently reviewing the chapters as they are completed by Wade and soon some by Tom…

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What can I extend in Commerce Server?

How about everything :)!   Integrating a Custom Snap-in Extension Developing with Resources Using Pup to Package and Unpackage Custom Resources Custom Module Web Services CS core Systems Catalog SetJoinTable API Customization and Extensibility Virtual Lab Profile Extending the Profiles System  CSOLEDB Profile Integration and Extension with Commerce Server 2007 Orders Extending the Orders Runtime…

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News Alert Commerce Server

Microsoft Re-Brandishes E-Commerce Chops With Commerce Server PlansInformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USAIn a broad outline of Commerce Server’s future on Wednesday, Microsoft is declaring its intention to stay in the game in a big way. …Cactus Commerce Signs a Global Agreement With Microsoft Corp. for …PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USACactus Elected the Preferred Joint Development…

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How to fix profile definition in Commerce Server 2007: "Loading Editor" message

  If you have installed Commerce Server 2007 with default installation on Windows 2003 you may receive a message “Loading Editor” when navigating to Commerce Server Manager’s Profile Definition. This is due to installing Windows Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration components.   To fix this see the following KB article: Message when you use Commerce…

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Microsoft Commerce Server Webcasts on TechNet Part II

How Do I Extend the Order System? Presenter: Max AkbarThis video shows users how to extend the Commerce Server 2007 Order System by creating a new Lineitem and OrderForm object, creating mappings between the objects and SQL backend tables and creating stored procedures that have the correct parameters for the custom objects and SQL tables.Video…

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