Using BizTalk Server and Commerce Server

By integrating Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 with your Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 installation, you can contract with vendors to receive catalogs of their products, and then fill orders for products that are sold on your site. Although it is not required that both you and your vendors install BizTalk Server, this section explains how to set up BizTalk Server systems for both you and your vendors.

It is recommended that you install Commerce Server and BizTalk Server on the same computer. However, you can install BizTalk Server on a separate computer using, for example, Message Queuing.

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For more information about integrating BizTalk Server and Commerce Server, see Integrating with BizTalk Server. In addition, see the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 documentation and the Commerce Server 2000 Resource Kit.

For programming samples, see "Designing Solutions with BizTalk Server 2000" in the BizTalk Server Software Development Kit (SDK). For example, the SDK includes samples for dividing orders by vendor, transforming orders in Extensible Markup Language (XML), and using a BizTalk Server component to send orders to BizTalk Server.

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