Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Release Candidate Now Available

Today is an important day in the history of Commerce Server and e-commerce technologies at Microsoft. At long last, the Release Candidate for Commerce Server 2007 (yes, that's right 2007) is now available for immediate download from http://connect.microsoft.com/. Likewise, the Install Guide can be reached at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=57268 and the README at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=57013. Today's Release Candidate […]

Today is an important day in the history of Commerce Server and e-commerce technologies at Microsoft. At long last, the Release Candidate for Commerce Server 2007 (yes, that's right 2007) is now available for immediate download from http://connect.microsoft.com/. Likewise, the Install Guide can be reached at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=57268 and the README at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=57013.

Today's Release Candidate marks the most revolutionary release of e-commerce technology in Microsoft's history. It represents the culmination of several years of engineering efforts, highlighted by:

• Pervasive Services Oriented Architecture via ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services
• Integrated Application Integration (via BizTalk Server 2006 Adapters) for Line-of-Business & B2B Trading Partner Interoperability
• World-class flexibility with Catalogs - there isn't much you can't model anymore including difficult aggregation and seasonal merchandizing scenarios
• Integrated, Transactional Staging/Deployment
• Extraordinary performance - we can run a simulated Top 10 Retail+ peak e-commerce volume on 4 Web/2 low-end SQL servers
• Full integration with ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005
• The best implementation of e-commerce basics (Catalogs, Inventory, Marketing, & Orders + reporting capabilities) to-date. x