Commerce Server 10 has released!

All, it’s with great pleasure that we can announce that we have signed off and made available the final release of Commerce Server 10 before the holidays, as promised. Existing customers and partners will be privately notified for download instructions and the software is available for new license purchases effective immediately. With this release, a…


A Detailed Look at What’s New in Commerce Server 10

Now that the Commerce Server 10 Release Preview (CS10) has been available for a few weeks, we wanted to summarize all of the great new features now available to customers, as well as celebrate the fact that this is the first version of Commerce Server delivered in months versus years!   A New Approach to…


New Brand and Commerce Server 10 Preview is here

In our last blog post we promised you further news about our company and Commerce Server and here it is! In order to complete our branding announcements, we’re delighted to formally announce to you that from this moment onwards, we are now called commerceserver.net and the name Ascentium will only linger on as the branding…


Commerce Server Update

We would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention some branding changes within our organization that are currently in flight – in fact you may already be aware of some of them through other communication channels. We wanted to provide some additional insight as to how it affects Commerce Server moving forward….


Understanding Commerce Server Support Options

With the Ascentium-branded versions of Commerce Server 2009 and 2009 R2 now in the market, we felt it was time to shed some light on how our actual technical support process works and what options are now available to customers. Who Qualifies for Support To start, it is probably helpful to be clear on who…


Understanding the Commerce Server Support Lifecycle

One of the most often-asked questions is…how long can I get support for a given version of Commerce Server? Now that we’ve talked about how we’re engineering Commerce Server, we wanted to shed some light on this. As a starter, if you are using a Microsoft-branded/sourced version of Commerce Server, please refer to the Microsoft…


Understanding the Commerce Server Engineering Lifecycle

Another topic we wanted to shed some light upon is how we are engineering Commerce Server, now that we are running entirely upon our own. Our approach is as follows – and by design quite different from how the product was curated at Microsoft. This also will set the stage for also how we will…


What’s New (that matters) in Commerce Server 2009 R2

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 R2 (CS2009 R2) was released quietly in Fall of last year, but there were no announcements or marketing of any kind given the pending transition to Ascentium. This summer, we have re-released this product from our organization. With this post wanted to capture the salient points that matter to help our…


Call to Action: Join the Commerce Sever Partner Program

Ascentium is delighted to announce the formation of its Partner Network. Over the years, the vast majority of all successful implementations of Commerce Server have been undertaken by one of a range of Microsoft Partners – it’s their unique combination of eCommerce skills and Microsoft domain knowledge that has ensured this success. Now, we are…


An Ascentium Commerce Server Licensing Primer

With the switch from Microsoft to Ascentium, a number of changes were made to how Commerce Server is licensed. What we want to do with this blog post is simply run through all of them in a single place – and also provide some rationale as to how and why these changes were made –…