Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta; Microsoft Commerce Server 2009, Web Application Gallery Announced

Microsoft released several components of Microsoft Web Platform, an integrated set of tools, servers and frameworks that work seamlessly together and interoperate with popular open source applications and products that are used in the community. Included in is the Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta, that simplifies the installation and update of Microsoft’s free Web products and other free Web […]

Microsoft released several components of Microsoft Web Platform, an integrated set of tools, servers and frameworks that work seamlessly together and interoperate with popular open source applications and products that are used in the community. Included in is the Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta, that simplifies the installation and update of Microsoft’s free Web products and other free Web components. This release allows users to download both PHP and the final release of ASP.NET MVC 1.0.

Also launched a Windows Web Application Gallery, which allows developers to discover, explore and download applications and components that will help them build Web applications. Developers can submit free applications into the Gallery, offering communities, partners and independent software vendors access to millions of Windows developers worldwide for promoting their Web solutions. The Gallery includes links to popular applications such as Acquia Drupal, DotNetNuke and WordPress.

Finally, the Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 was annonced, which allows businesses to create improved user experiences across e-commerce channels.