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What is Microsoft Commerce Server?
Microsoft Commerce Server is a complete and extensible platform that powers multi-channel e-commerce solutions for high-performance organizations, in any environment and scale, while offering faster and lower cost e-commerce Web site design and deployments.
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Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Edgar Borrmann GmbH & Co. KG, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Equifax, Tata Steel Europe, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
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it_user10953
Senior Developer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Oct 6, 2013
Why Microsoft Was Smart To Abandon Commerce Server
Being a Microsoft Commerce Server MVP, when I got the news that Microsoft was transferring development of Commerce Server to a partner, Ascentium, I was at first a little disappointed. I have been working with Commerce Server for a few years, and have really grown to like the product and its extensibility. So being that I am not a man of many words, lets sum this up into a simple advantage/disadvantage list. Disadvantages Subscription based licensing (Not a big deal for most companies, but for capital based accounting, not so good) Won’t be covered by Microsoft’s 10 year support lifecycle You’ll have to keep your platform a little more current (I know a lot of sites still using Commerce Server 2000) Advantages Substantial decrease in cost More aggressive…
it_user10110
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Sep 18, 2013
We considered it, but looks like it lost its momentum, and carries a burden of the legacy technologies and approaches.
Commerce Server was one of the options we considered for our new store KitMall.ru. It was a great product one day, but it looks like it lost its momentum, and carries a burden of the legacy technologies and approaches. That's why we ended with VirtoCommerce.com. It has really nice architecture and is packed with a comprehensive set of features.
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