Commerce Server 2009 is now available to MSDN subscribers. The announcement was made on the team blog, Microsoft® Commerce Server 2009 is Now Available on MSDN!.

Commerce Server 2009 delivers the ability to increase your business reach by making it possible to sell via multiple channels by 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 and controls, 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.

Commerce Server 2009 offers powerful comprehensive e-commerce solutions for B2C (business-to-consumer), B2B (business-to-business) and B2X scenarios (combining B2C and B2B).

ISVs customize the production-ready, out-of-the-box, color-neutral Web site that allows their customers go live live and get merchandise moving more quickly. New page templating features mean organizations can change the look and feel of a site just by pointing and clicking. To help businesses stay nimble, Commerce Server 2009 enables fast and easy information-editing and smooth content management with workflow approvals with Microsoft SharePoint Commerce Services. The new Commerce Server also helps address the specific needs of everyone involved in the planning, maintenance, and execution of an e-commerce strategy—whether you are a developer, IT Pro, designer, marketing manager, merchandiser, or customer service representative.

For more information, see Commerce Server 2009. For more information about how developers use Commerce Server, see Commerce Server Development Center.