Are we there yet?

So have we reached the top of the graph predicted by Moore’s law? Seems like it (if not the top, very close to it), especially with respect to performance of a single, lonely processor. Herb Sutter has written a very nice article on how we are reaching the end of the road, or rather a…


Ryan Donovan joins blogdom

Great to see that Ryan, the Group Program Manager of our team (Commerce Server) has started blogging on MSDN. With his extensive experience with all-things-commerce, his blog will prove invaluable to anyone interested in Commerce Server and related technologies. Subscribe right away!


Blogger on Auction

Going, going, gone! Sold for $3350! Jeremy Wright from Ensight recently sold his blogging services for 3 months, on eBay. Who says blogging is of no use?


Blogs for the Masses

Just in case, you haven’t heard the news – MSN has come out with the Beta of a new and fabulously cool general blogging tool called MSN Spaces. I tried and loved it for a lot of reasons, among them: Photos – This makes it so much more personal and effective as a communication medium….

1 on Commerce Server

Feels great to share the news that the 5th largest retailer in US (by fiscal year revenues) is now using Commerce Server to drive their online store. If you needed to know whether Commerce Server can perform well at the top of the tier – well, here’s your proof! As an aside – did…


Starter Site – The Real Solution Site

If you have worked with Commerce Server 2002, you have probably used one of the Solution Sites which were shipped as great examples of how Commerce Server could be used in various ways. These included the very popular Retail site and the international Retail2002 sites. Unfortunately, though these sites were great examples and tutorials for the various…


2006 – The Next Commerce Server Version on it’s way!

The official word is out (great to be able to share what we will be working like crazy on, for the next > 12 months) – Commerce Server will be coming out with the V.Next release in 2006. Some big things to keep in mind, that will be added / supported for the 2006 release are…


Adventure Works Images

If you have worked on Commerce Server 2002 then you have probably come across the Adventure Works Catalog which is shipped as a sample in the SDK. However, one common difficulty is in finding the images for the corresponding products in the catalog after you have imported the catalog. Well – though it is in…


Drag and Drop and GAC

Funny how some of the simplest things remain hidden from us – just got to know that a simple and easy way to install an assembly into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) is to simply open the %windir%\assembly folder in Explorer and drag and drop the DLL you want to GAC into it. That’s it. As…