Max Akbar

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

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    Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site CTP

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    The Commerce Server team is pleased to announce that a Technology Preview of the Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site is now available. This release is designed to provide our community with a guideline for building a front-end website for Commerce Server...
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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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    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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    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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    Everything you ever wanted to know about pipelines but were afraid to ask (Part I)

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    What are Pipelines Commerce Server pipeline is a framework that links one or more components and executes them in sequence. The Pipeline framework provides stages to abstract one or more categories of work. The Pipeline Stage also determine the sequence...
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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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    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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    Everything you ever wanted to know about pipelines but were afraid to ask (Part III)

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    So far you should be comfortable working with pipeline files creating\modifying components and having a good understanding of basic concepts of creating a custom pipeline components and as promised lets dive deeper into advanced understanding of the pipeline...
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    MOSS 2007 and Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 White Paper Released!

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    This download provides setup and configuration information for solutions that are based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Commerce Server 2007. This download includes step-by-step configuration tasks and sample code. This document...
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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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    Everything you ever wanted to know about pipelines but were afraid to ask (Part II)

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    In the previous post you learned some concepts of pipelines so by now you should have a good idea of what Pipelines are. In this part we are going to talk about creating\developing Pipeline components. Before doing this let cover some more basics. ...
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    Commerce Server 2007 Partner Software Development Kit

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    Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Partner Software Development Kit (SDK) makes available source code and documentation to customize the Commerce Server Business User tools – Catalog Manager, Marketing Manager, and Customer and Orders Manager – for redistribution...
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    Released: Commerce Server 2007 Documentation Update October 2006

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    Our documentation folks have done a wonderful job of delivering the Commerce Server 2007 distributed help file updates. Link to Download details: Commerce Server 2007 Documentation Update October 2006
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    The last personal blog post :) I promises

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    If you have been reading my blogs you know that I don't post anything personal. This is an exception :). You may have heard thought the grapevine that I am leaving Microsoft. Well, it’s sad but true. The time has come after six years of every paycheck...
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    Commerce Server 2007 Training

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    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...
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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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    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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    Commerce Server 2007 Webcasts

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    • Commerce Server 2007 BizTalk Adapters In Action Presenters: Brian Blum and Alan Faulkner, Microsoft In this session, Brian and Alan walk you through all aspects of working with the Commerce Server BizTalk adapters. The session covers creation of send...
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    How to Create a Commerce Server VPC

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    Requirements This section contains two sub-sections that are repeated for each machine. These two sub-sections detail the minimum hardware requirement and the software requirements to build and make the lab exercises work. The basic template you...
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    Windows XP installation Instructions

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    I have got a few request about people not being able to install Commerce Server 2007 on Windows XP. The simple reason for having difficulty installing Commerce Server 2007 on Windows XP is that there are few differences between Windows XP and Windows...
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    Do you have your eye on it CS2007 SP1

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    Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 1 is due out end of June if all goes well :), keep your eye on it. There are two things note worthy: Replication of Orders and Profiles Database This was a design change request that was introduced right after the product...
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    How to Control the Profile Cache

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    I was Recently asked about, how do you control the Profile Cache? This post will answer this question. Profile Cache The ProfileService cache differs from other caches in Commerce Server because it does not use the ASP.NET component nor is it configurable...
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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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    Commerce Server Partners wanted!

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    If you are a Partner and are deploying Commerce Server then lets talk. Use the email section of my blog to send me an email with your contact information and a list of opertunities you have in the pipeline and I will let you know how I can help you.
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    Upcomming Profile Webcast

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    [This is for Friday May 11 th 8AM-9:30AM Pacific Daylight Time PDT] Live From Redmond Series - Commerce Server 2007 Development Webcasts! Hi there, we're launching a series of webcasts targeting Commerce Server 2007 developers. These sessions are developer...
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