Microsoft will be transitioning Commerce Server development to Ascentium

“Chalk one up for my well-informed tipster. Microsoft is now confirming this is not a rumor and is, in fact, happening. Here’s what a company spokesperson just sent me:

  • Microsoft will be transitioning future product development of Commerce Server, to its partner Ascentium.
  • Microsoft will continue to honor mainstream and extended support of Commerce Server 2009 through 2014 and 2019, respectively.
  • Microsoft will not release future versions of Commerce Server, but Commerce Server 2009 R2 will continue to be part of Microsoft’s official price list until July 2012; Ascentium will take responsibility for future versions of the Commerce Server product.
  • Both companies are working closely together to facilitate a smooth transition plan with customers.

ref: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/not-so-crazy-microsoft-rumors-microsoft-to-unload-commerce-server/11210?tag=mantle_skin;content

ref: http://www.ascentium.com/content/commerce-server-transitions-ascentium

 

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