We’re pleased to announce the Commerce Server Product Team will have sessions in both the Developer and IT tracks at TechEd EMEA. We hope to see many of you there. For a sneak peak of our sessions, see summary below.  Details on specifics such as time and dates to follow.

IT Pro session:

e-commerce best practices and lessons learned for IT Professionals (considerations for scalability, performance, manageability)

This Session is for the IT Professionals responsible for recommending and implementing e-commerce projects working closely with the business owners, merchants and marketing teams in your company. E-commerce web properties are part of the dollars and cents life-blood of many organizations today - getting e-commerce right is one of the most formidable challenges facing IT Professionals. Also, many companies are re-evaluating their strategy for web properties to identify new opportunities to i) improve the online experience for customers and partners (i.e. multi-channel selling and marketing, social networking) ii) bring multiple brands, channels and campaigns to market in a fast and cost effective manner iii) have an environment that empowers the business users to manage their e-commerce business with simple tools that allow them to easily create campaigns and make them available in a secure and reliable way without IT development needed. This session provides priorities for evaluating e-commerce solutions and best practices for ongoing daily operations, deployment planning and, if time permits, performance considerations. Based on audience feedback at the start of the session, we may also outline Microsoft's next generation Web initiative and strategies and e-commerce technology roadmap.

 

Developer Session:

e-commerce and Microsoft's next generation Web - Bringing the creative and Microsoft's e-commerce platform assets together for the best e-commerce experience

This Session is for developers, designers, and IT leaders responsible for the technical architecture and development of e-commerce projects. As part of Microsoft's e-commerce platform, come and learn how to bring together creative design using Microsoft Expression, Silverlight with Visual Studio and ASP.net for a richer user experience. You will also have a look at the new API for Commerce Server to help you develop e-commerce applications in a fraction of the time using Web Parts with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server or WSS. Finally, learn the Microsoft technology roadmap for e-commerce and Commerce Server, with implications for the developer community. Commerce Server is part of Microsoft's next generation of Web initiatives and strategies and is core to the e-commerce platform.

For more information on TechEd EMEA, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/