Using plenty of live demos, we will present you two new members of the Microsoft Web Stack family: WebMatrix and Orchard. WebMatrix is a brand new web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need in order to create, customize and publish Websites in easy and fast way. You can start from open source web applications (like DotNetNuke, BlogEngine.NET, WordPress, ...), by using built-in web templates or just by writing code yourself. It includes IIS Express, a new developer-optimized version of IIS with built-in ASP.NET and PHP support, ASP.NET Web pages with 'Razor' syntax, a simplified programming model with a compact but at the same time powerful syntax, SQL Server Compact 4, an embedded database that is xcopy deployable. Orchard is a new free, open source, community-focused CMS from Microsoft based on ASP.NET MVC that will allow users to rapidly create small-medium sized content-driven Websites and reusable components built on the .NET platform.
Speaker: Ken Casada
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