My WordCamp Victoria 2012 Presentation: The Proof is in the Pudding – Yep it works with Microsoft

January 8, 2012

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

Click the title slide below to download the presentation in PDF format

I will be posting pictures from this WordCamp on my 2012 Victoria WordCamp gallery album