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Microsoft Commerce Server Boss Now at Cactus Commerce

Ryan Donovan, who had been the public face of Microsoft's Commerce server efforts, now works for Cactus Commerce.

A few months ago, Ottawa-based Cactus Commerce took on further development of Commerce Server, irking the Commerce Server ISVs and VARs who did not happen to be Cactus Commerce.

When the turnover was disclosed in August, a Microsoft official -- yes, that would have been Ryan Donovan -- maintained that Commerce Server remained a strategic product to Microsoft. The story then was that since Commerce Server implementations take a tremendous amount of customization work, that Microsoft needed expertise to streamline delivery of such custom work.

That news capped months of speculation about Commerce Server’s roadmap and months of Microsoft silence on that topic.

Donovan did not return a call to his Cactus Commerce number requesting comment. He no longer has an extension listed at Microsoft.

Barbara Darrow, industry editor of Redmond Magazine, Redmond Developer News and Redmond Channel Partner, can be reached at [email protected]

Posted by Barbara Darrow on 12/04/2007 at 1:15 PM

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