In Love with Orchard

I’m so enamored with Orchard (http://www.orchardproject.net) that I’ve decided to make it my primary blogging platform. Come check out my new blog at http://www.philotic.com/blog, written and run on the Orchard platform! All future blog posts will be there, so be sure to check it out!

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SQL Server Driver for PHP Adds Support for PHP Data Objects

This week, Microsoft is participating in the DrupalCon San Francisco Conference at the Moscone Center. The event marks an important milestone for Microsoft, as we announced the release of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the new SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0, which includes support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). The SQL Server Driver…

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Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, ASP.NET 4 Released

Yesterday, Microsoft launched the final release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, which includes many of the frameworks, tools and languages utilized when deploying solutions on Microsoft’s Web Platform. As part of this launch, deploying ASP.NET applications gets a lot easier! The newest versions of both ASP.NET 4 and ASP.NET MVC 2 are…

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Free training on Microsoft Web Platform in Web Camps

function webCamps() {      day1.Learn();     day2.Build(); } Interested in learning how new innovations in Microsoft’s Web Platform and developer tools like ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 can make you a more productive web developer? If you’re currently working with PHP, Ruby, ASP or older versions of ASP.NET and want to hear how you…

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Presenting IIS URL Rewriter 2.0

Optimizing Windows Server-based Web sites for search just got a lot easier now that the final release of IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 is available for download. The newest version of URL Rewriter takes URL simplification to the next level by enabling developers and site administrators to replace complex URLs generated by Web applications with simpler,…

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FastCGI for IIS6 and IIS5.1 has been released.

Today the IIS team released the FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1. This allows popular application frameworks that support the FastCGI protocol to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high performing and reliable way. FastCGI provides an alternative to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI), a standard way of interfacing…

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Just Got Easy

Today, Microsoft announced a monthly spotlight series, beginning with the SEO Toolkit, an extension for IIS. Start with the free download, review your website, and make changes fast. The SEO Toolkit with its detailed analysis and search engine friendly suggestions helps improve the relevance of your website in search results right away. The SEO Toolkit…

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Microsoft, Open Source and the CODEPLEX Foundation

Today the CodePlex Foundation announced the addition of the Orchard Project to it’s ASP.NET Gallery. Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components using the ASP.NET platform. It’s first focus will be on delivering a .NET-based CMS application, and an extensibility framework allowing developers and customizers to provide…

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Accelerate PHP Applications on Windows with the new Cache Extension

What is it? The Windows Cache Extension for PHP is a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server. Once the Windows Cache Extensions for PHP are enabled and loaded by the PHP engine – PHP applications can take advantage of the functionality without any…

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Web 2.0 – What’s it all about?

Introduction Ask any ten people what Web 2.0 is and you’ll likely get ten different answers. Ask any ten business owners what it is, and you’ll likely get the same variety of answers – but one thing will be in common – they’ll all want to have a part of it, and they’ll all want…

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