Marketing Web Parts
The Marketing Web Parts provide marketing display capabilities.
Discount Ad Web Part – Displays advertisements and discounts that are relevant to both the current shopper and current site context. This Web Part works in conjunction with Marketing Manager and the various campaigns that are set up.
Reviews and Ratings List Web Part and Reviews and Rating Average Rating Web Part – Displays the reviews and ratings for individual products. These Web Parts also let shoppers submit their own review and rating, with administrative workflow for management discretion.
Store Locator – Integrates with Microsoft Live Virtual Earth so that the shopping site has detailed maps of store locations, enabling shoppers to find the store quickly.
For customization information, see Developing with SharePoint Commerce Services.
We do not recommend using NTLM authentication in the extended zone your shoppers will use because some of the Default site functionality that requires a shopper log in will not function correctly when logging in under NTLM. This includes functions such as registration, profile management, login and logout, to name a few. This occurs because of a synchronization limitation of profile information between the Windows account, Commerce Server 2009, and SharePoint. However, primary browsing, shopping, and checkout functions are not affected.
In the event that you need to completely redeploy the production site, the suggested mechanism to save your Product Average Ratings List and Reviews and Ratings List is to save both lists as list templates, redeploy the production site, and then recreate the lists from the list templates.
By default, list templates have a maximum size of 10MB. You can modify this limit up to 500 MB by following the procedure at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139307.