Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 December 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP), formerly known as Commerce Server 2007 code name “Mojave”, is the first feature complete pre-release of the next version of Commerce Server.

We invite you to install this pre-release version of Commerce Server 2009 into a non-production environment to learn more about the Multi-Channel Commerce Foundation, the SharePoint Commerce Services, and the out-of-the-box Default Web site. This release is for evaluation purposes only and is not intended to be used in a production environment. This CTP will not function after June 2009.

What’s New in Commerce Server 2009 December CTP Release?
Commerce Server 2009 delivers the ability to increase your business reach by making it possible to sell via multiple channels using an out-of-the-box shopping site, SharePoint Commerce Services, and the Multi-Channel Commerce Foundation.

The new out-of-the-box shopping site leverages SharePoint Commerce Services, which provides a gallery of ASP.NET 3.5 Web Parts, a comprehensive e-commerce shopping feature-set, and technology integration between Commerce Server and SharePoint technologies. The Multi-Channel Commerce Foundation provides a new unified, extensible run-time programming model for Commerce Server, including new run-time e-commerce capabilities. 

The December CTP adds the following capabilities over previous Commerce Server 2007 code name “Mojave” releases:

  • Update package from Commerce Server 2007, allowing for seamless in-place upgrade of existing deployments. 
  • Complete out-of-the-box e-commerce shopping site in SharePoint with new search functionality, new shopping features, and what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) content management and design experiences. This helps to facilitate rapid assembly and maintenance of e-commerce Web sites by business users and creative professionals.

December CTP ISO
To download the December CTP ISO, go to the Download Center

Commerce Server 2009 Installation Guide and Readme
To download the Commerce Server 2009 Installation Guide and the Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 December 2008 CTP Readme, click this link

Note: Before you install the pre-release of Commerce Server 2009, you must install the prerequisite software which includes the installation of Commerce Server 2007. Also, you must register with the Microsoft Connect site before you can download the latest readme, additional documentation, or samples. Register on the Microsoft Connect site (
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=129508 ) with your Windows Live ID account. 

Feedback
Please use the Connect feedback system to provide feedback about the December CTP.