Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 provides a platform for the rapid development of e-Commerce web sites. It integrates with a variety of Microsoft products and services to simplify and accelerate development and deployment. It also provides a rich environment for developing custom sites based of proven techniques and methodologies. Special Edition Using Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 provides a Fast Track for developing and deploying sites. Using the design patterns found in the sample sites and lessons learned from years of field experience, the book defines a path for mapping an e-commerce project.