Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 provides a platform for the rapid development of e-Commerce web sites. It integrates with a variety of Microsoft products and services to simplify and accelerate development and deployment. It also provides a rich environment for developing custom sites based of proven techniques and methodologies. Special Edition Using Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 provides a Fast Track for developing and deploying sites. Using the design patterns found in the sample sites and lessons learned from years of field experience, the book defines a path for mapping an e-commerce project.
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)
Why This Book. How Our Book Is Organized. Conventions Used in This Book.
I. INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCE SERVER.1. Commerce Server Overview.
A Brief History of Commerce Server. How Commerce Server Works. What Commerce Server Doesn't Do. Is Commerce Server Right for You? Introducing the HipThreads.Net Case Study.2. Supporting Technologies.
Commerce Server: Not a Standalone Product. SQL Server 2000. Internet Information Services. Active Server Pages. Application Center 2000. BizTalk Server 2000. Content Management Server. Visual Studio 6 and Visual Studio .NET. Network Security.3. Commerce Server Planning.
Designing Your Site. Common Site Designs.4. Commerce Server Installation.
Presetup Tasks. Installation Tasks. Installing Commerce Server's Administration Tools. Post-Installation Tasks. Troubleshooting. Chapter 5. Commerce Server Architecture.
Commerce Server Systems. Commerce Server Security.6. Commerce Server and High Availability.
What Is High Availability? Types of Clustering. Commerce Server Clustering Support. Recommendations for a Highly Available E-Commerce Site.
II. FAST TRACK TO E-COMMERCE.7. Introduction to Sample Solutions.
What Are Solution Sites? Solution Sites As a Starting Point.8. Using a Sample Solution.
Sample Solution Prerequisites. Unpacking the Solution. Testing the Solution. What the Solution Doesn't Do. Troubleshooting.9. Using the Business Desk.
What Is the Business Desk? Installing the Business Desk. Creating Catalogs and Products. Catalog Definition Designer. Catalog Editor. Creating Users. Creating Advertising Campaigns. Troubleshooting. Real-World Tips from the Experts.10. Customizing the Solution.
Understanding the Solution Architecture. ASP-Based Solution Sites. ASP.NET-Based Solution Sites. Modifying the Look and Feel. Modifying the Code. Troubleshooting. Real-World Tips from the Experts.
III. COMMERCE SERVER OPERATIONS.11. Catalog Management.
Understanding Catalog Schemas. Designing Catalog Sets and Catalogs. Building a Product Catalog. Populating Product Catalogs. Grouping Catalogs. Exchanging Catalogs. Troubleshooting. Real-World Tips from the Experts.12. User Management.
Identifying Internet Users. User Tracking Components. Forms of User Authentication. Configuring Commerce Server Authentication. Managing User Profiles. Troubleshooting. Real-World Tips from the Experts.13. Advertising Campaigns.
Before You Begin. Ad-Enabling Pages. Setting Up Campaign Customers. Setting Up Campaigns. Setting