In an effort to help improve the Commerce Server 2009 evaluation experience, the Commerce Server 2009 Evaluation VPC (August 2009 version) is now available for download to partners and customers.

This VPC has Commerce Server 2009 and Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007 (MOSS) fully installed and configured (Core Systems, Multi-Channel Commerce Foundation, SharePoint Commerce Services), including the new Default site with the Template Pack running in SharePoint using the 30 new Web Parts.

Note that the June VPC expired on July 27, 2009.  The new August 2009 Update refreshes the expiration date and contains some minor updates to the sales collateral.

No technological or content changes have been made to the August evaluation VPC, other than the extension of the trial license period of the evaluation software installed. This VPC is intended to be used only for evaluation and demonstration purposes. Approximately every 2-3 months the VPC will be updated and reposted to Microsoft Connect. This VPC is installed with evaluation software that will expire, significantly reducing functionality of the VPC.  You will need to fill in the survey to accept the license agreement in order to receive each new release of the VPC.  Please refer to the readme for more information.  Finally, no email notification will be sent to you following your download request.  Please check your downloads folder for a copy of the VPC in 1 - 2 business days.

Download the latest VPC from Connect - complete with a demo script, sales collateral, samples and videos.