Microsoft has been making a great effort over the years to embrace Open Source technologies and bring further support for Open Source projects to its platform. I was recruited last year by Microsoft to help further the interoperability cause and work heavily with PHP on Microsoft platforms. The platforms and tools of today have reached a point where running PHP and other Open Source projects in a Microsoft environment is a very viable option. This is especially great if you work at a location which primarily runs Microsoft products and does not have strong knowledge of setting up and maintaining Linux servers. During my presentation I will provide you with a "Microsoft Cookbook" of resources that will get you up and running with WordPress in a way that allows you to take advantage of everything from small shared hosting up to leveraging the amazing power of the cloud.
During this presentation you will learn about:
- Openness at Microsoft
- End-to-end WordPress development with WebMatrix
- How to run WordPress in the Windows Azure cloud
- Where to find free tools from Microsoft, such as Windows Server, SQL Server, etc
- How to manage WordPress with Windows on the go
I will be posting pictures from this WordCamp on my 2012 Victoria WordCamp gallery album