I have been working with Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. for the past several months on their brand new web presence. It officially launched a couple weeks ago and is still a work in progress with many cool expansions in the works. Channel 9 has a monthly show called Web Camp TV that recently featured Jaffe Worley ( the man behind the frontend ) and myself ( infrastructure and backend ) discussing implementation details. It gives a rare insight into how a big corporation goes about setting up a corporate website. Some of the technologies that were used include:
- WordPress Multisite
- Windows Azure Web Sites – Provides amazing scalability with no infrastructure setup or maintainence overhead
- Github – Automated deployments to the site
Watch the entire episode on Channel 9!
To ensure this video lives into the future I am also mirroring it at http://ben.lobaugh.net/uploads/MicrosoftOpenTechnologiesChoosesWindowsAzureWebSi_high.mp4