Commerce Server 2009 Code Name “R2” August CTP is Now Available for Download

The Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 code name “R2” August Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now available on the Download Center.
We invite you to install this pre-release of the next version of Commerce Server 2009 “R2” into a non-production environment to learn how Commerce Server 2009 “R2” provides an improved business management experience, enhanced cross-channel enablement with 3-tier development and deployment support, and a more streamlined deployment experience.

The August CTP release includes the following new features:
• Multi-tier development support
• Business Administration Ribbon
• Integrated template pack
• Configuration wizard
The Commerce Server 2009 code name “R2” readme file and the Installation and Configuration Guide, can also be found on the Download CenterNote: Given the pre-release nature of this release, not all functionality is currently available. The release is for evaluation purposes only and is not intended to be used in a production environment. The August CTP will not function after March 31, 2010.