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Well done Microsoft Switzerland!

Microsoft Switzerland put on a Commerce Server 2009 day for their partners. This was the program:

Commerce Server Day - Switzerland
Morning (0900-1200), Sales content
Module 1:
Trends, Sales Strategies, Solutions
• Key e-commerce market trends
• Roadmap and history
• New Commerce Server 2009 features
• How to sell Commerce Server 2009

Module 2
PreSales Consulting
• Understand the positioning
• Avoid the pain points
• Building a basis for a successful project.
• Cross sell, BizTalk, SharePoint
• Reference Cases, Marketing Materials

Afternoon (1300-1700), Technical content
Module 3
· Architecture
· Subsystems, Catalog, Inventory, Profiles, Orders, Marketing
· Data Warehousing
· Staging

Module 4
· SharePoint Commerce Services
· Commerce Server Foundation
· Integration to BizTalk
· Performance
· Resources

The partners were of high calibre, and had a number of customers evaluating Commerce Server 2009, and went deeply into performance issues an…

Thanks Max!

Max reports on his site that he is winding up his Commerce Server business. http://www.maxakbar.com/blog.aspx?id=23. We had talked about this back in June but he asked me to keep it to myself for a while.

I would like to thank him for all his work for the Commerce Server community and wish him well for his new endeavours. I personally have learned a lot from him, particularly in the area of pipelines. Thanks Max!

This means that Commerce Server 2009 training is now pretty thin on the ground, so I have been expanding our presence in North America to make up the slack. We have a great new CS2009 training manual, running to about 1000 pages, and it seemed to work well in class. We were a little ahead of ourselves, our labs included BizTalk 2009, but fortunately this is now supported.