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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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Drupal and Microsoft Drupal and Microsoft Presentation Transcript

  • &
    web.ms/drupal
    Jim O’NeilDeveloper Evangelist
    jim.oneil@microsoft.com
    @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.)
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  • 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
  • Did you know…
    Well, now you do!
  • Thank You!
    Jim O’Neil
    Developer Evangelist
    Microsoft
    jim.oneil@microsoft.com
    @jimoneil
    http://blogs.msdn.com/jimoneil