Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 Nearing General Availability
- By Scott Bekker
- November 29, 2000
Continuing to roll out components of its .NET Enterprise
Servers product line, Microsoft Corp.
today announced that Commerce Server 2000 will be generally available in
The announcement comes just two weeks after the release to manufacturing of Commerce Server 2000. Already, companies such as Starbucks
Coffee Company and RadioShack.com have deployed evaluation copies of Commerce
Server to power their e-business operations. Those who are deploying the
evaluation copy will have an easier path to production when the product becomes
available in December.
Commerce Server 2000 targets companies that want to extend
their products directly to business customers via online ordering or
integration with buy-side applications, as well as indirectly via e-marketplace
With a fully integrated subsystem, Commerce Server 2000
provides the infrastructure that allows companies to build tailored solutions
for online retail, supply-side B2B, e-marketplace applications, and e-business
analytic scenarios. It also enables companies to effectively manage their
online business by providing integrated systems for user profiling and
management, targeted campaigns and personalization, flexible order processing,
and product and service management.
Some of the new features in Commerce Server 2000 include personalization,
merchandising, and user management; business decision support; empowered
business managers; flexible order processing; and catalog management. – James Martin
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.