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December 27, 2005

Microsoft ships Commerce Server 2006 public beta

Posted by David Hunter at 6:29 PM ET.

Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft Watch points to Microsoft blogger Ryan Donovan who has the news:

As promised from my last posting, after many, many months of hard work – the Beta of Commerce Server 2006 is now done, out the door, and ready for the world – before the holidays. It is available publicly from Contained at that link are instructions to sign up for the Microsoft Connect system to actually download the software.

If you want some additional reading, the README is available at and the Installation Guide is available at These are being maintained on the Web for easy refresh and updating.

This is the first feature-complete release of Commerce Server 2006 made available. It runs on 32-bit Windows Server 2003 platforms and is based upon the RTM versions of Visual Studio .NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005 plus the Beta 2 version of BizTalk Server 2006 (for the BizTalk Adapters).

More details by following the link.

Filed under Beta and CTP, Commerce Server, Servers

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One Response to “Microsoft ships Commerce Server 2006 public beta”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft releases Commerce Server 2006 Beta 1 Says:

    [...] I would have thought that last year’s beta of Commerce Server would have been beta 1, but not according to the press release, Microsoft Unveils Next-Generation Commerce Server Technology, which is subtitled “Commerce Server 2006 Beta 1 is available for download…” In any case: Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to deliver the beta version of Microsoft® Commerce Server 2006, the leading Microsoft .NET-based solution for e-commerce sites designed to radically simplify the creation of full-featured Web sites. In beta release today, the product is scheduled to be released in July 2006. [...]

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