Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

Blog featuring tips, code and guidance for BizTalk Server, Commerce Server and Host Integration Server from Microsoft's former Southern California BizTalk Technology Specialist. For new postings, check out http://seroter.wordpress.com.

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  • Blog Post: 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 driver...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 ...
  • Blog Post: 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 Costco.com , CompUSA , and Tommy Hilfiger . These are some great showcases for bringing up high performing commerce sites quickly.
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 Previews...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server 2006 Updates

    Just in case you haven't checked out the Microsoft Commerce Server site in a while, we recently posted a data sheet for the Commerce Server 2006 product which highlights major new areas and throws some screenshots at you. We also have a separate page up that goes over the primary improvements. Check...
  • Blog Post: Today's Commerce Server Chat, PDC Musings

    Don't forget that today we have a hosted Commerce Server chat where experts and product team folks are there to answer your questions and do your bidding. Pop on by and see if Commerce Server could be a solution for a project you're thinking of, or grill them on features of Commerce Server 2006. We...
  • Blog Post: Favorite New Things In Commerce Server 2006

    We're starting to release more information on the upcoming Commerce Server 2006 release, and three of my favorite new things are: BizTalk Adapters. We're providing out-of-the-box adapters to the Order, Catalog, Inventory and Profile subsystems. You'll now be able to send and receive data between...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Server Chats

    Just in case you're a closet Commerce Server fan, don't forget to check out the monthly chats that get fired up on MSDN. The June transcript is a bit sparse, but both May and April have some pretty good questions and comments. A couple notes on Commerce Server. Although there is a "2002" after the...
  • Blog Post: RSS for BPI Products

    Just in case you don't have these in your RSS aggregator of choice, here are the links to the MS Knowledge Base feeds for both BizTalk and Commerce Server ... BizTalk KB feed - http://search.support.microsoft.com/common/rss.aspx?rssid=1444&ln=en-us Commerce Server KB feed - http://search...
  • Blog Post: Getting rolling ...

    Greetings. I expect to use this space to discuss best practices, tips, code, product roadmaps and more around BizTalk Server , HIS , and Commerce Server. I've been working with BizTalk Server since the beta of BizTalk Server 2000 nearly five years ago when Avanade was just getting started. I joined...
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