Thursday, March 26, 2009

Collaboration and Content Strategies Blog: Microsoft’s Courtship of Open Source Developers

A timely snapshot from Burton Group’s Larry Cannell; see the full post for more details

Last week at the MIX ‘09 conference Microsoft announced the beta release of its Web Platform Installer 2.0. This is a framework and utility for downloading, installing, and maintaining web applications built for the Microsoft Web Platform. What I found interesting is the open source applications which can be installed by the tool and are available in the Web App Gallery. These include popular PHP-based open source applications like Drupal, Gallery, and Wordpress. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has offered downloads like this but it is probably slickest and more convenient packaging they’ve done so far.

Collaboration and Content Strategies Blog: Microsofts Courtship of Open Source Developers

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