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Bargento 4 Recap and Video

Bargento 4 was a total success! We welcomed 624 people of 17 different nationalities at the CAP 15 conference hall. Aside from the beautiful view of the Parisian skyline, Bargento 4 was the ideal place for learning more about the developments and trends in the market while also learning about Magento best practices and solution partners.

The conference, held between two rooms- one for English and one for French- offered a diverse and equally beneficial platform for those looking to get the most out of their affiliation with Magento.

The biggest Magento event world-wide, hosted by NBS System and Fragento, was pleased to present Magento’s own Roy Rubin (CEO), Yoav Kutner (CTO), Amit Shah (VP Sales) and Bob Schwartz (President) as well as to provide a stage for some exciting new additions to Paypal.

Many are excited to hear that Bargento 5 has already been scheduled!
Save the date! Bargento 5 is scheduled for November 8, 2010 in France and November 11, 2010 in Spain!

To hear what others thought about Bargento 4, check out the video recap with French and English subtitles!


Case Study: Watco

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Operating in the UK, Ireland, Germany and France, Watco has provided businesses with building maintenance, floor coatings and anti-slip floor grip for 83 years. In January 2010, Crimsonwing implemented the Magento Enterprise edition to improve customer experience and restructure internal processes. 

In just 6 weeks, Magento and Crimsonwing implemented a new online sales channel for Watco that increased sales and supported their marketing efforts.

Read more about what we did in our case study.

Magento Developers Paradise: Meet The Speakers

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The Magento Developers Paradise is only 92 days away- but there are only 52 days left to register! Register now to ensure you have the chance to hear from a lineup of valuable speakers and get the most out of Magento.

Be sure to catch Ashley Schroder on Day One at 3pm with a talk on the top tips for developing a successful Magento extension. Ashley, the head software engineer at World Wide Access, will be giving you his tips on advanced Magento extension features. To read more about Ashley, visit his website.

Day Two begins, after breakfast, with John Lunn’s talk on PayPal’s wallet in the cloud. John’s 15+ years of experience building payment and fraud systems online has moved him into new developer network for PayPalX in the European Union. We look forward to hearing what he has to say about the future of commerce and the potential to shop without carrying our wallets.

At 11am, just after John’s talk, Gabriel Bouhatous, Co-founder and President of the Magento Academy, will be speaking on how to improve the quality of code, decrease time spent debugging and on the different types of development tools available.

Followed by Gabriel, Branko Ajzele will begin his talk at Noon. It will encompass how to effectively share Magento knowledge with new developers. Branko, the Senior Developer Inchoo, is an expert with systems like Zend Framework, Doctrine ORM and ...you guessed it- Magento!

The following, and final day, the Magento Developers Paradise closing keynote is preceded by NBS System leader of Magento managed hosting in France, Philippe Humeau, who will be discussing the performance tweaks and tips to make Magento “run like an antelope.” Don’t miss out on the valuable information about caching, settings and optimizing infrastructure capacity.

We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to save the dates!

Conference Registration July 1-August 30, 2010—€750,00
Late Registrations after September 1 (if space allows)—€950,00

Pod1 to Host Magento Developers Get-Together

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Mark your calendars! Wednesday, July 28th at 6:30pm, Pod1 will be hosting a Magento Developers get-together at their London office.

The get-together will feature talks and discussions with a short Q&A between each. As well as learning all about the best practices of development and the differences between Magento editions, the get-together will be a great chance to network with others in the space.

The Pod1 offices are located at Westbourne Park, London W10. If you’re interested in attending or want to suggest a topic for discussion, email magento-meetup@pod1.com

Magento Developers Paradise: October 10 - 12

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Take Two: Lots of Code. Fun in the Sun. No Volcanoes (We Hope)!

We’re going to try this again, hoping that this time volcanic eruptions don’t impede our plans! October 10th, 11th, and 12th are the new dates for the Magento Developers Paradise conference. (But if you are able to arrive on October 9th, we’re hosting a kick-off reception!) Hosted by Netresearch, the three-day event is the perfect reason to hop on a flight for the beautiful beaches of Mallorca, Spain

Register Now and pay the special early bird price of €550,00. The early-bird deadline ends June 30, so don’t wait!

Join us in Spain for lots of code, and fun in the sun. And don’t forget to register now!

Magento CE Version 1.4.1.0 Stable - Now Available

We are excited to announce the availability of Magento CE Version 1.4.1.0 Stable for upgrade and download.

Some of the highlights of this release include: Enhanced PayPal integration (more info to follow), Change of Database structure of the Sales module to no longer use EAV, and much more.

To see a full list of features and fixed issues please visit our release notes page. Diff files are available here.

Please Note:  Since Database upgrade from EAV to flat sales might be a very heavy operation and can take up to several hours depending on number of orders and environment, please make sure to test the upgrade on a non-production environment and make sure the max_execution_time PHP option has appropriate large value that can handle this operation. We do NOT recommend upgrading a production installation of Magento directly. Please backup database and all files before upgrading. Please make sure to check file permissions before trying to upgrade through your Magento Connect Manager.We highly recommend disabling Magento cache before upgrading.

Please report all issues with this release in the bug tracker.

Important Note 1: If the Magento Compilation Module is enabled it must be disabled before attempting to upgrade. After upgrading is done, click on “Run Compilation Process” to process and enable it again.

Important Note 2: If you are running Magento version older than 1.4.x in a cluster environment and are using a shared cache (e.g. Memcached) you will now need to also make sure to configure Magento to use Database as the “slow” backend cache.

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Magento Version CE 1.3.3.0 Stable - Now Available With Support for 3-D Secure

Based on community requests, we are excited to announce the release of Magento CE 1.3.3.0-Stable with support for 3-D Secure. This release is intended for Magento merchants using version 1.3.x, who want to add support for 3-D Secure. The release is available through Magento Connect Manager, or through our download section under “Release Archives”.

To see a full list of features and fixed issues, please visit our release notes page. Diff files are available here.

Please report all issues with this release in the bug tracker.

Important Note 1: If the Magento Compilation Module is enabled it must be disabled before attempting to upgrade. After upgrading is done, click on “Run Compilation Process” to process and enable it again.

Please Note: We do NOT recommend upgrading a production installation of Magento directly. Please backup database and all files before upgrading. Please make sure to check file permissions before trying to upgrade through your Magento Connect Manager.

Magento Preview Version 1.4.0.0-rc1 - Now Available!

We are happy to announce the availability of Magento Preview Version 1.4.0.0-rc1 for download.

As this is a preview release it is NOT recommended in any way to be used in a production environment (more information about preview releases and the new community edition release process can be found in this blog post). This release is NOT available for upgrade through Magento Connect Manager and is only available on our download page and via SVN. AS the stability for this release was upgraded to Release Candidate (RC) we highly encourage extension maintainers and developers to test and update their extensions as needed for compatibility with this release.

To see a full list of features and fixed issues please visit our release notes page. Diff files are available here.
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Please report all issues with this release in the bug tracker.

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May you have a Happy New eCommerce Year!!!

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