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  • 1. Wordpress &Microsoft Web PlatformBlog to the world on the Microsoft Web PlatformGeorge KanellopoulosArchitect Evangelist@gkanel, /Web
  • 2. We have ears!!!
  • 3. …and understood the need for changeIf (you == understand.this) { get.a.girlfriend(now());}
  • 4. We have changed as a company and have become more open
  • 5. Building bridges across platforms • Yes, Microsoft’s view on open source and interoperability has changed over the last years :) • We want Windows to be the best platform for your applications! And we are investing in that statement!
  • 6. The best place to blogWordPress is one of the most popularopen-source blogging, publishing, andcontent management systems. With adeep plug-in and theme architecturethat allows for vast possibilities,WordPress also runs great on theMicrosoft Web Platform.
  • 7. WHY WORDPRESS ON WINDOWS?Grow your business with millions of smallbusinesses who trust and run WindowsReduce your risk with no-cost softwareand supportWeb PI provides a seamless experience ofWordPress on Windows, allowing you toleverage your skills and get to market fastLeverage any of the WordPress pluginsfor the Microsoft Web PlatformLots of hosting partners with great dealsfor WordPress on Windows
  • 8. WORDPRESS ON WINDOWSA WordPress installation can now be hosted on Windows usingthe Microsoft Web Platform which provides support for PHP andMySQL Microsoft Web Platform
  • 9. WORDPRESS ON SQL SERVERYou can have the benefits of SQL Server in a WordPress installationusing the OmniTI add-on. Find out more at: Microsoft Web Platform
  • 10. POWER-ASSISTED PHPVersion 5.3 of PHP brings bigimprovementsIt is now optimized for Win32with a new compiler (VC9 vs.VC6) and it runs on top of anew, modular, IIS7 with astreamlined processingpipelineFastCGI gives you automaticperformance tuning
  • 11. CACHING INWe get a great performance hikeby caching PHP operations withWinCache for PHP Opcode Cache File Cache Relative File Path Cache Session Cache User Data CacheBoost your speed with no codechangesThe WinCache Statistics Scriptdelivers performance details
  • 12. GETTING WORDPRESS FOR WINDOWSThe Web Platform Installer takes all the hard work out ofinstalling Web Applications on the Windows platformRun the installer on your server and just select theapplications you wantGet it at:
  • 13. RUNNING WORDPRESS The Web Platform Installer completely automates the installation and loads any dependencies Once WordPress is running on your system, you can manage it from the Web interface as usual
  • 14. WORDPRESS WITH EXPRESSIONYou can edit WordPressthemes using MicrosoftExpression® WebUse the Super Previewfeature to test theappearance of your site indifferent browsers
  • 15. LIFE IS BETTER WITH WEBMATRIX Create Customize Publish
  • 16. PLENTY OF PLUGINS Add value to your site with these Microsoft plugins: Windows® Azure™ Storage Silverlight® Gallery Silverlight Media Streaming Bing™ Bing Maps Get them from:
  • 17. Chuck Norris doesn’t use plugins. Heroundhouse kicks the core until it does what hewants.
  • 18. RICH CONTENT WITH LIVE WRITER Live Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on almost any content authoring system, including WordPress You can preview everything you’re adding to your Web site, to see how the fonts, spacing, colors, and images will look, before you publish Author locally, even offline, then publish when you’re ready
  • 19. GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCKBoost your site with the Search Engine Optimization toolkit, thenget reports on your site content and optimize for Bing™, Googleand Yahoo search engines
  • 20. KEEP IT SIMPLELong and complex URLs confuse both humans and search enginesWordPress uses the free URL Rewrite module in IIS for clean URLsThis is installed and configured automatically when you installWordPress using the Web Platform Installer
  • 21. SPREAD THE WORDIt’s easy to Package, Archive and Deploy your Web Applicationsusing the Web Deployment ToolPackage Zips files and folders with manifest Works for a single site or entire server Migrates permissions Great for backup and restoreDeploy Administrative privileges not required Use parameters to replace connection strings between development/staging/productionSynchronize Web Farms Efficiently Synchronizes only changed data Detects missing dependenciesScript Completely scriptable via PowerShell®
  • 22. MANAGE THE DATABASE Consolidate MySQL Database Management inside IIS where you manage your sites Manage local/remote databases Create and edit tables Add and edit data Modify indexes and keys Create and execute queries
  • 23. WORDPRESS STORAGE CAPABILITIESON STEROIDS WITH WINDOWS AZUREWindows Azure Storage for WordPress isa plugin that enables you to useWindows Azure Storage Service to hostthe media for your WordPress-poweredblogIt gives you an effective way to scalestorage of your site without having theexpense of setting up the infrastructure
  • 25. WORDPRESS for WINDOWS PHONE 7Now you Can:Edit Posts & Pages EffortlesslyModerate CommentsGet up-to-the-minute Statistics
  • 26. A PLATFORM THAT GROWS WITH YOUYou can add and extend your Web server with new features fromMedia Serving and Content Publishing to Deployment andMigration
  • 27. FREE STUFF FROM WEBSITESPARK WebsiteSpark is for Web Pros who want to go places: Software and solutions: Visual Studio, Expression, SQL Server, Windows Server® A new business pipeline: Partner catalog and business leads Training and support: Access to Microsoft technical support An inside track: Offers and discounts from Network and Hosting Partners
  • 28. MicrosoftWebsiteSpark Web ProfessionalsRequirements Company with less than 10 employeesBenefits  Software:  3 Visual Studio Professional 2010  1 Expression Studio 4  2 Expression Web 4  Windows Web Server 2008 R2  SQL Server Web 2008 R2  Software for deployments  2 Windows Server Web 2008 R2  2 SQL Server Web 2008  product support:  including 2 professional support incidents  free online training for the products)Duration 3 years
  • 29. …and the COST is$0.00! Nada!Zero! Nil! Μηδέν!
  • 30. GET IT ALL RIGHT HERE WordPress on Windows:
  • 31. LEARN MORE…• PHP on Windows –• Web Matrix Download –• Wordpress on Windows –• WebsiteSpark –
  • 32. © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.