Reza Assadi - Principal Engineering Manager, Dynamics 365 Commerce Store and Back Office Operations
Every day, retail stores are providing enhanced customer experiences and streamlining operations with the in-store solution from Dynamics 365 Commerce. That technology is getting an update that will improve IT operations and usability.
The Store Commerce for Windows application (preview) allows more deployment choices, better performance, easier updates, and better long-term framework support in Windows and Azure DevOps. Store Commerce is a shell app for Windows that uses the Microsoft Edge WebView2 control to render the existing point-of-sale (POS) UI, either from the Cloud POS or embedded (with offline mode). It continues to provide all existing functionality, including offline support, native hardware integration, and the UI experience.
In addition, the new Commerce SDK supports sealed core product installers and independent packaging for customizations for the existing Modern POS app and the Store Commerce app. The installers for the core application and extension packages are separate, so customers and partners can install and update them independently. Customer extensions will require a one-time migration from the existing Retail SDK to the new Commerce SDK.
Make plans now to adopt the technology upgrade coming to the in-store solution. Key capabilities will be available for preview in 2022 release wave 1 (Dynamics 365 Commerce 10.0.26 release). For full details, including the motivation and release timeline, download the technical paper, Modernizing the Dynamics 365 Commerce in-store technology stack.
Migration from the legacy Retail SDK to the Commerce SDK will require a number of code changes to existing customizations, as called out in the Commerce SDK migration guide. Review the list of required changes carefully to effectively plan the migration for your organization.