Navision Commerce Portal requires three Microsoft Products: Windows 2000 Server, Commerce Server 2000, and SQL Server 2000. Currently, Microsoft licenses these products by the processor, not the number of internet users. In the US, Microsoft estimates the retail price of Windows 2000 at USD$999. This license is for up to 4 processors. Commerce Server 2000 has a estimated retail price of $8,499 per processor. SQL Server 2000 has an estimated retail price of $4,999 per processor. Microsoft bundles SQL and Commerce Server 2000 together at an estimated retail price of $12,999 (a $500 savings.) Navision believes that majority of customers for this product will only require a single processor. The following link may take you to comparative pricing for the bundled Commerce Server/SQL Server package: http://computershopper.zdnet.com/texis/cs/listdet.html?&catid=78&pid=450575&cobrand=32 The following link may take you to comparative pricing for Windows 2000 Server: http://computershopper.zdnet.com/texis/cs/listdet.html?&catid=93&pid=192923&cobrand=32 At Microsoft’s estimated retail price, the cost of the software required for a single processor solution is about $13,998. Total cost may be lower from a Microsoft reseller. The following link may take you to Microsoft’s list of most popular resellers: http://shop.microsoft.com/helpdesk/reseller.asp All links worked at the time this topic was created. Jim Hollcraft NCSD, NCSP, MCSE, CNE, MCP, MST aka Skater http://drilldot.com Unauthorized Navision News
Here are a few training options for Microsoft Software used with Commerce Portal 2000: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server: http://www.microsoft.com/trainingandservices/default.asp?Product=104%2CMicrosoft+Windows+2000+Server&audience=All&Delivery=All&language=25%2CEnglish&Attempt=1&submit1=Submit&pageid=training Microsoft SQL Server 2000: http://www.microsoft.com/trainingandservices/default.asp?Product=151%2CMicrosoft+SQL+Server+2000&audience=All&Delivery=All&language=25%2CEnglish&Attempt=1&submit1=Submit&pageid=training Microsoft Commerce Server 2000: http://www.microsoft.com/trainingandservices/default.asp?Product=144%2CMicrosoft+Commerce+Server+2000&audience=All&Delivery=All&language=25%2CEnglish&Attempt=1&submit1=Submit&pageid=training Jim Hollcraft NCSD, NCSP, MCSE, CNE, MCP, MST aka Skater http://drilldot.com Unauthorized Navision News
Navision divides the skills required to install Commerce Portal into four roles: C/Side Developer, Platform Installer, Web Developer, and Web Graphics Designer. The role focused on the Microsoft technologies is the Platform Installer. It may not be necessary for a Navision Solution Center to have the Platform Installation skill internally. Some NSCs might be able to more quickly deploy Commerce Portal by partnering with a company that already has the Platform Installation skills. The following link brings up the Microsoft referral website. You will probably need to go through three screens to get a list of Microsoft experts. On the third screen in Step 1, you can answer only the “Microsoft Product 1” question with “Commerce Server 2000”. You can leave the other questions blank in Step 1. You have to answer the required questions in the other Steps. You should then get a list of Microsoft Certified Partners with expertise in Commerce Server 2000. Expertise in Commerce Server 2000 tends to imply expertise in the other Microsoft technologies. http://mcspreferral.microsoft.com/ Jim Hollcraft NCSD, NCSP, MCSE, CNE, MCP, MST aka Skater http://drilldot.com Unauthorized Navision News
Let me confirm this: You say w2k Server costs $999. Isn’t that a typing mistake? According to the prices here it should cost around $3000! ------- With best regards from Switzerland Marcus Fabian
Win2K has many different versions. You only need the 5-User (the minimum) standard server version to host Microsoft Commerce Server 2000. You don’t have to count the folks that use the Commerce Server or the SQL Server as Win2K users (as long as the users don’t directly access Win2K file and print services.) Check out the pricing links and you can see Win2K being offered for even less that $900. Does Microsoft charge more for non-US versions? Jim Hollcraft NCSD, NCSP, MCSE, CNE, MCP, MST aka Skater http://drilldot.com Unauthorized Navision News
this is interesting mn… jeremy aka lanman firstname.lastname@example.org life is better simplier
Okay this is what I hear: 1. For the W2K Server, a 5-CAL version should be enough. 2. For Commerce Server, a processor license is needed (or) this is the only version available What about SQL? For the SQL Server, can I use a 5-CAL license? In fact some NTR’s now (re)sell both SQL and COmmerce Server license and I am have ordered the 5-CAL SQL 2000 Server for a Commerce Portal project Should this be a processor-license SQL 2000 Server instead? please help!