Back In Town, And Commerce Server Best Practices Analyzer

Just returned from a pleasant 10-day vacation to London and Edinburgh and am ready to get back to work. A few musings … If you live in the LA area, I recommend NOT using LA Limo Service for transportation. I got a call an hour before my pickup saying they had to cancel because the…


Commerce Server 2007 Site Updated

We’ve just refreshed the Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 page on the main site. You’ve got data sheets, link to the full documentation and more. Adjust your day accordingly. Remember that while CS2k7 has been released to manufacturing, the general availability date is still 8/1. Technorati Tags: Commerce Server


Commerce Server 2007 Updated Docs Released

Commerce Server 2007 RC docs are online in MSDN now, and looking pretty good. Pretty comprehensive and showing some nice depth and improvement over the last release. I promise I’m not bored, but this is my 3rd post of the day. Lots of interesting stuff today I guess. Technorati Tags: Commerce Server


Commerce Server 2006 Starter Site Beta Now Available

It’s here, the long wait is over. We’ve just made a drop of the Commerce Server 2006 Starter Site (beta) at the Microsoft Connect site. We’ve got most of the core functionality in there, including ASP.NET master pages and web controls for functions such as drag-and-drop product detail and shopping cart. Profiles and authorization are…


More Commerce Server 2006 Features

Attended a great session a couple days ago on Commerce Server 2006 by Ryan Donovan at our Microsoft-internal TechReady conference. Some interesting notes include … Great new function of search in the Orders subsystem is the ability to find records by querying any property of the XSD schema User controls for ASP.NET 2.0 and Commerce…


New Commerce Server Case Studies Posted

So just saw that we published three major new case studies for Commerce Server 2002. Check out the great references for, CompUSA, and Tommy Hilfiger. These are some great showcases for bringing up high performing commerce sites quickly.


In Seattle For Conference, Commerce Server 2006 Training

I’ll be hanging out in Seattle for the next week and a half, first attending our Microsoft-internal TechReady conference, and then, staying around for Commerce Server TAP training. TechReady gives us field folks a great chance to network with peers and the product teams, dig deep into technical aspects of our products, see roadmaps, and…


Commerce Server 2006 Tidbits

I got Commerce Server 2006 installed a couple days ago, and must say, it has clearly the best documentation I’ve ever seen for a beta product. Now it’s by no means complete, but we’ve got some substantial topics covered, and low-level APIs explained. Some of the good things I’ve messed around with on Commerce Server…


Commerce Server 2006 Beta Out, BizTalk Deployment Post Followup

So, indeed we got the Commerce Server Beta1 out the door before Christmas. I’m pulling it down right now, and will hopefully get it installed tomorrow or early next week. I’ll share my experience for those of you less brave. Also, as a follow up to my post the other day on packaging and deploying…


PDC05 – Day 1 Booth Musings

500 Commerce Server t-shirts at the PDC05 booth. 1 hour of time. 0 shirts remaining. You people are ANIMALS! Man, next year I’m tempted to pay for shirts that say “Commerce Server Ate My Parents” just to see if people even notice when they grab shirts. Great stuff. We’ve handed out a bunch of Tech…