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Drupal and Microsoft


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Presented at DrupalCamp CT 2010, Yale Universifty, on August 28, 2010

Presented at DrupalCamp CT 2010, Yale Universifty, on August 28, 2010

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    • 1. &
      Jim O’NeilDeveloper Evangelist
    • 2. 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
    • 3. 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?
    • 4. Did you know…
      Microsoft is a platinum sponsor of the Apache Foundation and contributor the Stonehenge and Hadoopprojects (among others)?
    • 5. 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.
    • 6. 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?
    • 8. Did you know…
      Microsoft holds an annual Web Developer Summit of worldwide PHP influentials?
      … David Strauss attended last year.
      Image credit to Rafael Dohms
    • 9.
      Did you know…
      Microsoft sponsored the DaNGO project resulting in Drupal modules to support non-profits and NGOs?
      Live Messenger
      Bing Geocode
    • 10. Did you know…
      You can download, configure, and install Drupal (including MySQL and PHP) in about 10 minutes using the Web Platform Installer?
    • 11. 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
    • 12. Did you know…
      Microsoft offers a PHP IDE specifically for Web designers?
      It’s not free
      … but a piece of it is.
      For Internet Explorer
      $149 MSRP
    • 13. SuperPreview… super cool
      Expression Web - free version supporting just IE
    • 14. 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.
    • 15. 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!
    • 16. Did you know…
      Microsoft gives away free*development and server software?
      …to Web design and development shops
      …to startups
      …to students
    • 17. Did you know…
      Well, now you do!
    • 18. Thank You!
      Jim O’Neil
      Developer Evangelist