Microsoft Releases Free Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition

Posted by bink on July 28 2006, 7:09 PM. Posted in Commerce Server.

Microsoft this week released a free developer edition of its Commerce Server 2007, allowing developers to download the software ahead of its official ship date.

The free version, available on Microsoft's Web site, is a complete, full-function version of Commerce Server 2007 that's restricted to test and development environments. Production use of the software requires licensing the standard or enterprise editions, which are scheduled for release next month.

Commerce Server 2007 likely marks the end of the road for the e-commerce system's development and creation software. Microsoft executives have avoided commenting on Commerce Server's road map, and much of the product's functionality is expected to be farmed out to other Microsoft products, such as BizTalk Server and SharePoint Portal.

The first new version since Commerce Server 2002's release four years ago, Commerce Server 2007 is built on the ASP.Net 2.0 framework. The update offers new integration, deployment and reporting features, among other changes.

Register to download the Commerce Server 2007 evaluation software