Microsoft Web Platform Featured App: WordPress

March 24th, 2009
Blogging News, WordPress

Microsoft Web Platform: Microsoft has added WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke, Gallery and a few other applications to the Microsoft Web App Gallery. The Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 installs PHP and includes WordPress and other PHP applications by default. What is not immediately obvious is whether this version of WordPress has been modified to work with SQL Server Express and IIS that is included with the Web Platform or whether MySql is included as part of the install. If you have installed the Platform, what are you impressions? The Industry Standard has an interesting take on this bundling as well.




  1. Fernanda Gomez (7 comments.) says:

    Very Nice information, go WordPress!

  2. Banago (84 comments.) says:

    It seem Microsoft is going open :)

  3. Thomas (9 comments.) says:

    Microsoft will always be in competition with Mac users. There is no real comparison (go Windows). I think that Microsoft is supporting WordPress because it makes them look cool, which they already were, of course.

    • Scott says:

      There is no part of that comment that made sense or that is relevant to the topic.

  4. aw (8 comments.) says:

    I just wonder how WP works with their new IIS ;)

  5. kerr (1 comments.) says:

    immiediately?wrong word.

  6. Kamal Panhwar (1 comments.) says:

    I don’t see anything related for Microsoft to be open, they just made a web platform installer want to make it more powerful and capable to install all application. So they also added WordPress and other famous cms of php in their installer.

    They also added option for developers to give their solution and deploy it in this installer too.

    But I think they should also realize power of open source, and take steps to make their operating system friendly with open source softwares and try to create more team work with open source.

  7. MikeM says:

    It requires MySQL. I just ran the MS Web Platform Installer to install WP, it detected that MySQL was not installed, and provided information on how to install it.

  8. GregR (3 comments.) says:

    I am glad to see they are supporting the best of the web out there regardless of whether it is open source or now.

  9. bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

    Microsoft will never be in favor of open source, until their bills are paid. Microsoft is no different then any other corporation on the market today. Each companies sole purpose is to make a buck. After all, they need food on their tables too ya know. Now I have always agreed that they should have kept their prices holding at $49, at least for students and poor households. The upgrade pricing is ridiculously too high, with Microsoft knowing that 99% of the people out there prefer the full install so they can “wipe clean” the drive by booting with the disc, like you always could in previous versions. I mean, thats the only way to fix alot of issues with the OS anymore. I used to reformat my OS every 6 months until they started that bullcrap. That is so retarded to limit that now, a full version is 3x the price of the upgrade, and they don’t have a monthly payments option. I really do think alot less “home users” and “families” would complain if these companies would come up with a monthly payment option. ya know kinda like a “rent to own” kind of deal. They’d probably make more money that way if they would.. but does anyone listen to me? NO! lol but I mean think about it, there are alot of familes out there who would rather pay $20 a month for a $200 product, then to pay $150 all at once, so therefore, they’ve already made a $50 profit just off one person just by offering a monthly payments option. Makes perfect sense to me, but does anyone listen to me?! NO! lol

  10. Diseño Web (8 comments.) says:

    Cheers for WordPress and Drupal.

    Microsoft Cant hide the Power!

  11. Iflexion (3 comments.) says:

    Despite the fact that open source is going to pick up a huge part of his revenue Microsoft HAS to recognize its popularity. :)

  12. Sucess (1 comments.) says:

    Live Spaces sucks!
    WordPress is 10.000x better!


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