Welcome to the /Web team blog at Microsoft. We’re launching this blog along with the new http://www.microsoft.com/web site. This blog will be your inside access to the Microsoft Web Platform team, and we’re opening the floodgates to help you make better decisions around your Web strategy.
To make the most of the web, your business decision makers, technology decision makers and developers all have to be in step, and it is our aim to equip you with the tools, insights and technologies to allow you to do this.
It’s a new and exciting time to be looking at the Microsoft Web Platform. Not only do we have new technologies for hosting and building your Web sites from Windows Server 2008 to IIS7 to ASP.NET, including AJAX and MVC, but we also have the new Web Platform Installer. This allows you to install and configure your server with these technologies as well as existing free open source software platforms such as WordPress or Drupal, or developer technologies such as PHP.
We’ll be updating this blog frequently and have an exciting pipeline of content. It’s not going to be a marketing mouthpiece, but instead an infobahn (remember that term? J ) that provides you access to the great minds inside Microsoft who are working on building the infrastructure that will make the next web.
We’ll be covering the Web Platform, the Web Platform Installer and the technologies that ship with it, as well as providing information on developing with technologies such as ASP.NET, MVC, AJAX, Silverlight and PHP and tools such as Expression Web and Visual Studio.
In the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing articles and tutorials on the following:
– Installing, Using and Understanding the Search Engine Optimization toolkit
– PHP Developers – Welcome to the Microsoft Web Platform
– Developing and debugging PHP Applications with Microsoft Expression Web
– Adding WordPress to your site, and creating your own custom template
We’d also encourage you to participate – please use the comments section to give us feedback on the platform; the technologies; and this blog. If you have any suggestions for content that you’d like to see on the blog – please feel free to let us know!
The Microsoft Web Platform Team