Max Akbar

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  • Blog Post: Another Commerce Server Training Event

    Last October I hosted a Training Event here in LA and was very successful. People from all over the world came and were very happy with the results. Due to popular demand I am hosting another event. This will also be held in LA. Training Event Training event is scheduled for Mon 11/17/2008 and ends Fri...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server Training Event

    A few weeks a go I mentioned that I would be hosting a Commerce Server Event here in beautiful Los Angeles. Well I am getting closer and closer to finalizing everything and if all goes well I will be doing anther event in London but that date is not yet set. So let's talk about this event :). Currently...
  • Blog Post: News about the Commerce Server Book!

    I am sure you all have been waiting for the Commerce Server 2007 Book that was listed at Amazon and blogged about. If you perform a search now, you will notice that it is no longer available at Amazon. The reason for this is that book will not be published. I talked with Wade (the author) and he is trying...
  • Blog Post: Orders Video Tutorial Released!

    I just completed my second video tutorial for Commerce Server Order System. I cover the following topics: An Orders Overview of the order system Orders Architecture Different Applications that interact with the Order System Orders Runtime API (code sample of add to basket, basket page, adding shipping...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Commerce Server Webcasts on TechNet Part II

    How Do I Extend the Order System? Presenter: Max Akbar This 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Commerce Server Webcasts on TechNet

    How to Configure Commerce Server 2007 Presenter: Max Akbar Commerce Server 2007 has many subsystems to consider, each with its own configuration requirements. In this video, Max shows us how to configure the following Commerce Server 2007 systems: - Application - Authentication - Pipelines - Caches ...
  • Blog Post: More Training Videos

    Now that I have left Microsoft I am doing lots of training sessions and tutorials for my own web site . My recent contract is to provide some video training about 10 or so about 5-20 minutes each targeting the most frequent questions around Commerce Server 2007. So keep an eye out on Microsoft Commerce...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server Training Part IV

    Every time I have a blog that is multiple parts I keep thinking that it's a rocky movie :), so I will try to keep it short. I have been announcing all the different companies who are providing training around Commerce Server and wanted to add one more to the list, me . As you know I have left Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site Development

    Learn the Architecture and Development for Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site by Joe Wasson. You will learn: 7:00 AM - Starter Site Architecture Hands on Code How to skin the Starter Site How to add business logic to Starter Site pages How to add pages to Starter Site from scratch...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server Training Part III

    Some more updates on Commerce Server Training Material. I am still working with out vendor to finalize the material, we are sooooo close :) (only a few labs are left to verify and fix). Commerce Server Training We have a new player for the Commerce Server 2007 training delivery, and that partner is Xtreme...
  • Blog Post: Connected Commerce Virtual Lab online

    After completing this lab, you will be better able to: Educate attendees on integrating Commerce Server 2007 with ERP or CRM systems and external business trading partners by utilizing the new built-in integration adapter for BizTalk Server 2006. Learn how to utilize the new Orders, Inventory, Catalog...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server Training Part II

    I am sorry to delay the training material once again, but we had to make changes :(, therefore, we are late. I am hoping that the material will be completed by our vendor by April 2nd. Then we do our testing and then we will release the material to MSLearning . In the mean time some more info to keep...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server 2007 Training

    There have been a lot of questions regarding Commerce Server Training and if there are any Commerce Server books in the works. Commerce Training Material We have developed training material and are in the final testing phase. I am hoping that we complete our tests and publish this to MSLearning . If...
  • Blog Post: Starter Site Documentation

    Looks like we have documentation for the starter site, you can find it here .
  • Blog Post: How to Create a Custom Commerce Module

    What is a Commerce Server Module? One of Commerce Server's most useful features is the extensibility of the Commerce Server Modules. A Commerce Server module is simply a class that implements the System.Web.IHttpModule interface: public interface IHttpModule { void Dispose(); void Init(HttpApplication...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Labs Home: Commerce Server

    We have created a home page for Commerce Server Virtual LABs check it out today and let us know how you like it. Note: Take any TechNet or MSDN Virtual Lab or Labcast, submit a completed evaluation, and be automatically registered to win an Xbox 360! Link to Virtual Labs Home: Commerce Server
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server Pre-Training Resources

    We are working hard to get training materials ready for Commerce Server 2007. We hope that they will be ready by early this year. When we release the training, you will be able to schedule it with one of our qualified Microsoft Certified Trainers. When the time is near, I will blog about this. Having...
  • Blog Post: Free Commerce Server 2007, SQL 2005, Visual Studio Web, and C# Express

    Did you know that Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition can run using SQL Express as the data store and Visual Studio Web Express to edit your Starter Site and that's not all you can download the Visual C# Express to create application with Commerce Server 2007. Of course this is not tested by the product...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server Data Warehouse Webcast Released

    Presenters: Brian Blum and Alan Faulkner , Microsoft The Commerce Server Data Warehouse is a combination of a SQL Server database, an Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) database, and a set of processes that a system administrator uses to import and maintain data. In this three-part series, Brian and...
  • Blog Post: Partner SDK Documentation

    Download the Partner SDK documentation here .
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site is RTW

    Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site now available With the included sample data, the Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site helps you build an online store complete with product details, shopping cart, checkout processes, and marketing support. Use the Starter Site as a guideline for building front-end Web...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Commerce Server Chat Events

    Commerce Server 2007 This chat will be open to general questions that you have about Commerce Server 2007. Bring your questions and comments; the experts will be on hand to provide answers. We look forward to your participation. Add to Calendar October 18, 2006 11:00 - 12:00 P.M. Pacific...
  • Blog Post: Everything you ever wanted to know about pipelines but were afraid to ask (Part IV)

    So far you if you have followed this on going Pipeline posts, you should be very familiar with how to work with pipelines how to configure them using Pipeline Editor, how to manage your pipelines in the web.config as well as creating your own custom pipelines. I also hinted that you can use some undocumented...
  • Blog Post: Feature Comparison of Commerce Server Versions

    The following link provides a comparison of features for Commerce Server systems, applications, and tools for the following versions of Commerce Server: Commerce Server 2007 Commerce Server 2002 Enterprise Edition, Feature Pack 1 Commerce Server 2002 Enterprise Edition Commerce Server...
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