& web.ms/drupal Jim O’NeilDeveloper Evangelist firstname.lastname@example.org @jimoneil
Did you know… Microsoft operates two Open Source Technology Centers? Redmond, WA: 400+ servers, 340+ Linux distributions Cambridge, MA: staffed by Microsoft and Novell, focused on virtualization interoperability
Did you know… Microsoft contributed 20,000 lines of code to the Linux kernel community for device driver support under virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V? http://bit.ly/oDBHi
Did you know… Microsoft is a platinum sponsor of the Apache Foundation and contributor the Stonehenge and Hadoopprojects (among others)?
Did you know… Microsoft has full-time employees working on the PHP project? They helped update the decade old foundation of PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.3.
Did you know… Microsoft announced the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 at DrupalCon 2010? … and demoed Drupal 7 running with it. (Psst! SQL Server Express is free.) 7
Did you know… Microsoft provided $1M in funding for the CodePlex Foundation, with a mission of closing the gap between commercial software and open-source developers?
Did you know… Microsoft holds an annual Web Developer Summit of worldwide PHP influentials? … David Strauss attended last year. Image credit to Rafael Dohms
http://tinyurl.com/DrupalNGO Did you know… Microsoft sponsored the DaNGO project resulting in Drupal modules to support non-profits and NGOs? Fundraising Live Messenger Bing Geocode
Did you know… You can download, configure, and install Drupal (including MySQL and PHP) in about 10 minutes using the Web Platform Installer? http://web.ms
Did you know… Microsoft provides a free platform to build Web sites using Windows…including A Web server: IIS Express A database: SQL Server Express An IDE with ASP.NET, PHP, and open-source CMS support Direct publishing to hosters http://web.ms/webmatrix
Did you know… Microsoft offers a PHP IDE specifically for Web designers? It’s not free … but a piece of it is. ExpressionWebSuperPreview For Internet Explorer $149 MSRP http://bit.ly/IGM8O
SuperPreview… super cool Expression Web http://bit.ly/IESuperPreview - free version supporting just IE
Did you know… The Aten Design Group in Denver held a funeral for IE6? Microsoft sent flowers … and I all got was thislousy t-shirt.
Did you know… IE9 beta will be released on Sept. 15? Four platform previewshave been available … and we’re all HTML5, CSS3, and feel the need for speed!
Did you know… Microsoft gives away free*development and server software? …to Web design and development shops …to startups …to students