It has been almost a year since we shipped Commerce Server 2007. We have seen phenomenal adoption in the 9 months since general availability and I look forward to showcasing some of the amazing customer deployments that are currently ongoing as these sites launch throughout the summer, fall, and winter timeframe. We are on the dawn of the release of CS2007 Service Pack 1 in June, which makes it a great time to start talking about what comes next.
Building a product roadmap is not an easy task – especially if you want to get it right to truly address customer needs, align with industry direction, and innovate in new and interesting ways all at the same time. This summer, we will start the unveiling process around all of the specifics – but in the mean time here is a sneak preview of some of our core roadmap tenets:
The future of Commerce Server and e-commerce at Microsoft has never been brighter. I am very much looking forward to revealing the specifics as details are crystallized, as it’s going to be a fun ride.
In my personal blog, I have posted some updates on the Commerce Server roadmap - check it out at http://blogs.msdn.com/rdonovan/archive/2007/05/23/update-on-commerce-server-futures.aspx
Ryan Donovan, Principal Product Unit Manager, responsible for the Commerce Server product revealed Microsoft's
I'm very exited to learn that Commerce Server will continue as a stand alone SKU. I've been worried that it would be sucked into SharePoint as a feature which from my perspective would be a horrible thing due to the complexities of the two products.
Please, please, please, please ditch COM and go with a fully managed architecture. Also, consider getting rid of the antiquated pipeline system and moving to Windows Workflow.
Ryan Donovan Product Group Manager (PUM) for Commerce Server just announced the future roadmap for Commerce