Friday, November 28, 2008

Commerce Server "Mojave" November CTP HERE!!!


Mojave  is pretty cool. It really allows for some super quick creation of e-Commerce sites. I would also want to clarify that Mojave does not require WSS or MOSS, it just works better together :)

The official messaging is :

Microsoft Commerce Server code name “Mojave” delivers the ability to increase your business reach by selling through multiple channels through a new default out-of-the-box shopping site based on ASP.NET 3.5 Web Parts deployed in SharePoint and other SharePoint commerce services, and a compelling new multi-channel commerce foundation, with a new unified run-time calling model, new extensibility points and new built-in features.

Specifically “Mojave” adds:

· New multi-channel commerce foundation, superseding the existing Commerce Server programming model, to rapidly build extensible e-commerce applications for the Web and beyond utilizing .NET 3.5 SP1+.

· SharePoint commerce services including 29 out-of-the-box e-commerce Web parts plus integration between Commerce Server and SharePoint offering a new default out-of-the-box site with new search functionality, new shopping features, and what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) content management and design experiences to facilitate rapid assembly and maintenance of e-commerce Web sites by business users and creative professionals.

The most important things of course are the system settings. I highly suggest a Hyper-V or Virtual PC environment for this:

System Requirements
The single-server deployment consists of running all the Commerce Server 2007 code name "Mojave" components and software requirements (including Windows and SQL Server) on a single computer. The single-server deployment uses the following software products:

· Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, or Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2, and Windows critical updates

· IIS 6.0 with Windows Server 2003 or IIS 7.0 with Windows Server 2008

· Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 SP2

· SQL Server 2005 SP2 Standard and Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit) or SQL Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)

· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1

· Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) SP1 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) SP1
If using WSS:

· WSS 3.0 SP1 (

· WSS 3.0 Infrastructure Update (

    If using MOSS:

· WSS 3.0 SP1 (

· MOSS 2007 SP1 (

· WSS 3.0 Infrastructure Update ( (this is a pre-requisite for the MOSS 2007 Infrastructure Update)

· MOSS 2007 Infrastructure Update (32-bit) (

· MOSS 2007 Infrastructure Update (64-bit) (

To download the November CTP ISO and installation guide, click this link. You will need to register & sign into the Microsoft Connect site.  Follow the instructions in the Installation Guide to install the November CTP.  You can also download the November CTP samples which show how to use the API.

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