With the purpose of helping the Web developers Microsoft launched a new site called, Microsoft Web Platform that contains several elements with the goal of simplifying the life of those developers, with some of the contents being:
- News and Trends
- Best Practices and Tools
- Web Centric Business Strategies
This is not yet completed, but it’s a good idea and I’m certain that it will grow a lot in the near future.
On this site we find 2 installer packages, that are:
- Microsoft Web Platform Installer
- This package is completely free and serves as a “Launcher” for the development of Web Solutions using Microsoft platform, because it installs IIS7, Visual Studio Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and also .NET Framework
- Microsoft Web Application Installer
- This package will allow us to create easy installers for Web Applications in PHP or ASP.NET that will be installed on IIS.
Without any doubt this is a good way to centralize contents for whoever develops or wants to develop solutions for the Web.