Max Akbar

For the hardcore Commerce Server Developer... and demystify the product

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    Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part (IV)

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    So far we have figured out our requirements and created a design out of that. In the last post we created our database structure to support the image management system. In this post we will create the wire frame projects to support our API's for Image...
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    Commerce Server Pre-Training Resources

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    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...
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    Answers to MSIB Migration

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    I am always asked how to migrate a MSIB site? So in this post I will do my best to give you some guidance and resources to help you get the answers. MSIB in a nutshell MSIB was a solution based on two products Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 and Microsoft...
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    Extending Commerce Server 2007 Web Services

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    Recently I was asked how do you extend the Commerce Server Web Services? Commerce Server Web Services There are four Commerce Server Web Services: Profiles Catalog and Inventory Orders Marketing All of the Web Service can be extended as the web method...
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    Free Commerce Server 2007, SQL 2005, Visual Studio Web, and C# Express

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    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...
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    Commerce Server 2007 moves to MSDN Forums

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    Commerce Server 2007 has moved to MSDN Forums so consider posting your questions to these forums rather than the News Groups. Link to MSDN Forums
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    Commerce Server Data Warehouse Webcast Released

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    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...
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    Product Bundling with Commerce Server 2007

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    What is a Product Bundle? A product bundle is a purchasable SKU that is made up of a collection of one or more SKU's that exist in the catalog system and is separately priced. Two examples of a product bundle: In the high tech and telecommunication...
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    Partner SDK Documentation

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    Download the Partner SDK documentation here .
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    Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part(III)

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    Let's take a trip to memory lane and see what we have learned so far. We gathered some requirements and from that we created an architecture design. Now we are going to try to develop what we have designed. Product Catalog Database We need to figure out...
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    Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site is RTW

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    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...
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    Fix Commerce Server 2007 After Renaming Machine Name

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    There are time you have to change your machine name post a Commerce Server 2007 installation and after doing so you render your Commerce Server in operable. No matter what your scenario is I will give you two solutions. These solutions are recommended...
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    Simplifying Authorization Management of Commerce Server Web Services

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    To make the job of your infrastructure easier you may want to follow my next piece of advice. When un-packaging a Commerce PUP you get four Web Services to manage your commerce engine. Each Web Service has a different Authorization XML store. Let’s find...
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    Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part(II)

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    So in the last post you learned a bit about gathering requirements in this post we will convert the requirement into a design documents we can use to develop our Image Management System. Image Management Architecture The following figure shows the...
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    Commerce Server 2007: Profile Integration and Extension Virtual Lab

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    Event Overview After completing this lab, you will be better able to: Develop solutions with the Profiles Subsystem in Commerce Server 2007 as well as integration with the .NET 2.0 authentication mechanisms. Extend the UserObject profile definition with...
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    Commerce Server 2002 SP4 released

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    Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 Service Pack 4 (SP4) contains a collection of updates made to Commerce Server 2002 since its release, and includes fixes made in Commerce Server 2002 Service Packs 1, 2, and 3. Link to Download: Commerce Server 2002 SP4...
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    Errors on Commerce Server site on ms.com

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    Recently I was made aware of a few errors on three documents about Commerce Server. The documents in question Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Technical Overview Commerce Server 2007 Editions Commerce Server 2007 Data Sheet The Error The documents...
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    Upcoming Commerce Server Chat Events

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    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...
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    Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Solutions Center

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    Locate support resources such as how-to articles, download details, and troubleshooting documents that have been reviewed and approved by the Microsoft Commerce Server team. Commerce Server Solution Center
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    OrderForm Viewer 2007

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    The long awaited OrderForm Viewer for Commerce Server 2007 is now released get your copy from GotDotNET . Have fun, -Max
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    Adding Image Management to your Commerce Site Part(I)

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    In this post I hope to give you some ideas of how to manage images with Commerce Server. I am going to show how to associate multiple images\files to a product catalog data then upload the associated files to your commerce site. We will also solve the...
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about pipelines but were afraid to ask (Part IV)

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    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...
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    Integrating Commerce Server Orders with BizTalk Server

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    Jeff Lynch has written an excellent document explaining how to use Commerce Server 2007 BizTalk adapters. The Article gives a good introduction to Commerce Server 2007 BizTalk Adapters, Adapter Setup and Configuration, Using the Orders Receive Adapter...
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    Feature Comparison of Commerce Server Versions

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    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...
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    Removed or Deprecated Features of Commerce Server 2007

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    The following link provide information about the functions and objects that have been removed, deprecated, or replaced in Commerce Server 200: Removed or Deprecated Features
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