I’ve been meaning to start posting an aggregation of notable Commerce Server blog and forum postings. I’ve never found that Google or Technorati do a great job of searching or summarizing blog topic discussions, so I’ll try to do my best to relate what’s going on in the Commerce Server community. Mostly, these posts come from people listed in my Commerce Server blogroll, as well as the Commerce Server forums.

Please let me know if I’ve missed any notable Commerce Server posts or announcements!

Blogs (posts you should read)

07/01/2007 - Ryan Donovan [MSFT] - The Best is Yet To Come - Ryan reflects on the long-term product roadmap for Commerce Server.

07/01/2007 - Max Akbar - Looking for Commerce Server Training? - Max announces the completion of his first video training tutorial. This tutorial focuses on the Commerce Server Catalog System. I have had the opportunity to review this tutorial, and I can attest that it is great stuff! Definitely worth the $$.

07/01/2007 - Jeff Lynch [MVP] - E-Commerce News: Commerce Server 2007 & BizTalk Server 2006 R2 - Jeff posts a summary of some news in the CS world, and explains that BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and Commerce Server 2006 play well together.

07/02/2007 - Nick Mayhew [MSFT] - Commerce Server SP1 available and introducing the Commerce Server team blog - A little behind the times , Nick announced SP1 and the CS team blog.

07/06/2007 - Ryan Donovan [MSFT] - http://blogs.msdn.com/rdonovan/archive/2007/07/06/speaking-in-denver-wpc-next-week.aspx - Ryan mentions that he’ll be here in Denver to talk at the WPC (damn, I can’t make it!) about Commerce Server.

07/06/2007 - CS Team Blog [MSFT] - http://blogs.msdn.com/commerce/archive/2007/07/06/commerce-server-worldwide-partner-conference-in-denver-next-week.aspx - The CS Team (via Ryan) discusses their presentation at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, CO.

Forum / Newsgroup (answered questions that you might find useful to peruse)

07/02/2007 - StarterSite HelperClasses Source Code [Urgent!!!] - I’ve seen this one a lot. People cannot find the source code for the Commerce Components, and only see the assembly (CommerceComponents.dll). The source code is available in the CommerceComponentsSource.zip file, which is part of the Starter Site zip.

07/02/2007 - Data warehouse - Resolution to the error “Trans-Ctlg DTS task provider wrapper : Cannot Init timezone object”

07/03/2007 - InventoryQuantityDelta and the out of stock mystery - An explanation as to why orders occasionally come through for a product that is out-of-stock.

07/05/2007 - ‘Out of Memory Exception’ using CatalogWebService for Inventory - Memory leak when using BizTalk 2006 and Commerce Server 2007 Catalog adapter to update inventory. The leak is fixed with SP1, and can be resolved by restarting the Catalog Import Host COM+ service.

07/06/2007 - Password Strength - Decreasing the password strength required for a profile.

07/06/2007 - Failed to delete inventory skus / Execute permission denied on ‘inv_ValidateSkuType’ - A potential bug in the inventory system.