WebMatrix refresh released.

We’ve just published a minor refresh to WebMatrix, which you can download and use from the Web Platform Installer today. We did this to fix some of the top customer issues that have been reported since we launched in January. If you have any more problems or bugs with WebMatrix, please let us know! Details…


WebMatrix shipping January 13, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that WebMatrix v1 is ready to go, and starting tomorrow (Thursday, January 13), you’ll be able to download it from http://www.microsoft.com/webmatrix WebMatrix makes it easy for anyone to create a new web site using a template or an existing free open source application, customize it, and then publish it on the…


WebMatrix Beta 3: Now available!

  We’re pleased to announce that WebMatrix Beta 3 is now available for immediate download from the Microsoft Web Site. Microsoft WebMatrix Beta 3 makes it easy for anyone to create a new web site, customize it, and publish it on the internet. We’ve built WebMatrix based on the three main streams of work that…


Microsoft announces WebMatrix Beta 2

Today Microsoft released the second beta of WebMatrix, which is available to download now at www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix. As Web development evolves, developers are looking for new ways to build websites faster and make their job easier. WebMatrix meets this by providing a single and free application that gives them the ability to create new sites by…


Hello, WebMatrix!

Over the last few days Scott Guthrie has been blogging about new technologies that we’re delivering to make your life as a professional web developer even easier. – You saw IIS Developer Express, and how it provides you with a simple and lightweight server that is fully compatible with IIS, allowing you to build and…


SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP2 is now released

It is our pleasure to announce the release of Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) of the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0! We would like to thank all who provided feedback and bug reports on our CTP1 release (April 19th) the SQLSRV (our native API) and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. Last week we shared our plans for…


Announcing phpBB: Available for the Microsoft Web Platform

Today Microsoft is announcing that the Windows Web Application Gallery and Web Platform Installer (Web PI) now supports the download of the new phpBB release, which supports Windows, IIS and SQL Server. Version 3.0.7-PL1 of phpBB takes advantage of a number of features for PHP applications on the Microsoft Web Platform with Windows, IIS and…

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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…


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…


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…