Drupal and Microsoft


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

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  • Drupal and Microsoft

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