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WordPress on Microsoft Web Application Installer

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News today is that WordPress is available for quick installation thru the new Microsoft Web Application Installer. Matt Mullenweg, Mr. WordPress himself, tagged this news through the WordPress RSS feeds. I was surprised about it myself. I remember a friend asking me how he could install WordPress on his Windows 2005/06 network server. And I remember scratching my head too, and offering a quick wink instead. :p

Well anyway, miracle of miracles… this new tool is available for FREE! Well, due to the fact that they are offering to install open-source products (like WordPress). Check out this page for more feature lists.

With just a few simple clicks, Web AI will check your machine for the necessary pre-requisites, download these applications from their source location in the community, walk you through basic configuration items and then install them on your computer.

System requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems are: Windows Vista RTM, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008
  • You must have administrator privileges on your computer to run Web Platform Installer Beta
  • .NET 2.0 Framework
  • Supported Architectures: x86 and 64-bit

Hmmm… does this mean we need to have a “microsoft” tag on bloggingpro.com ;)

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  1. Adinel says: 10/16/2008

    I think this is great news, especially for companies that already have a MS environment making it easier for them to host, configure and use open-source applications. Although, I think MS shot themselves in the foot with this – SharePoint.

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  2. Remkus says: 10/16/2008

    Looks like a very nice solution indeed for everyone working with a microsoft platform (for whatever reason)

    about the microsoft tag.. shouldn’t it already be here with a product like windows live writer?

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  3. Dave Reid says: 10/16/2008

    Correct me if I’m wrong by XAMPP has allowed for an easy install on windows for quite sometime now.

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