http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/6e9c/ff38bdbc-aa70-4a09-a1e6-f79dacdb6e9c/PHPFastCGIPerformanceOptimization.ism/manifest PHP is a first class citizen on IIS. A lot has been done in order to make sure that PHP can work well and fast on Windows. We will start by installing PHP with PHP Manager and discussing all the options including what thread safe vs non thread safe and VC6 vs VC9 means.… Read More


http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/c16b/514f8194-bf0e-4980-9f4f-870e30d5c16b/DrupalOnIISWithSQLServer.ism/manifest Drupal 7 provides great support for SQL Server as a backend and there are a lot of reasons why you’ll like this combination. This webcast starts by showing you how to install a Drupal 7 web site with a SQL Server Express backend in a few clicks with WebPi and then discusses how to create… Read More


http://video.ch9.ms/ch9/db2d/67847b63-ad41-4fe4-aaeb-40980580db2d/ManagingDrupalOnWindowsWithDrush.mp3 When it comes to Drupal management and deployment, Drush is a must. This webcasts is about installing and configuring Drush on Windows, in order to manage local and remote Drupal sites on Windows and Linux.   In case you might also want to try the demos in a virtual machine, just download a free copy of… Read More


http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/78ac/a67e0d6a-2376-43cc-8fd5-583c441978ac/PHPPerfImprovementsOnWindowsWithPierreJoyeStephen.ism/manifest Join your guides Cory Fowler and Jaffe Worley as they talk to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community. This week Cory and Jaffe are joined by Stephen Zarkos and Pierre Joye to talk about PHP on Windows. Get a better understanding behind some of the performance improvements in PHP 5.5.0 on Windows, what’s coming next,… Read More


Read the full post >> Host?Jonathan Rozenblit?is always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. Canada Does Windows Azure shares their stories. This is the story of?OptMeIn. OPTMEIN COMMUNICATIONSOptMeIn was launched in 2011 to help brands… Read More


Deploying Drupal 7 on Windows is?very easy with Web Platform Installer. In this session?you will learn?how to start from scratch and deploy a Drupal 7 web site on IIS 7.5, with MySQL as a database backend, in a matter of minutes. The demo is based on Windows Server 2008 R2, but works also on Windows… Read More


Web Platform Installer is the fastest and easiest way to have a running Drupal site on Windows, but there are some scenarios?where you might prefer to install your web site manually. This webcast is also a great opportunity to look in detail at?the steps that are needed to deploy your web site, adding a?set of?new… Read More


This webcast covers the theoretical introduction to Web Farms and how to build Drupal Web Farms with IIS. Don’t miss the second part of the webcast (also part of this series) where a full demo on creating Drupal Web Farms with 4 virtual machines will be presented.?If you are already familiar with Web Farms, Application… Read More


This is the second?of two wecasts dedicated?to how to create a great Drupal web farm on IIS. Get ready: in less than one hour we’ll create a drupal web farm from scratch, by using?four virtual machines: a load balancer running ARR and WFF, two hosts provisioned automatically via Web Deployment Tool?running the Drupal web site… Read More


URL Rewrite is a great free IIS 7.x and 8 extension. It’s the technology used to generate clean URLs in Drupal on IIS and the rough equivalent of the mod_cgi module in Apache. In this webcast you’ll see how to install URL Rewrite, how to create rules and rewrite maps and how to troubleshoot rewriting… Read More