How to get started with ASP.NET? Microsoft Web Platform Installer will help

Aspiring Web Application Developer?

Ever wonder:

-"What would it take to start writing some websites in ASP.NET?"

-"How do I setup and configure IIS[the web server] and set up SQL?"

Wonder no more! There is a simple tool that will install IIS7, VWD Express 2008, SQL 2008 and proper .NET framework for you.

Just load the tool, pick a scenario and you are ready in a few minutes!

This would saved me some time getting and setting up all the products and settings myself. Awesome!

Check out Microsoft Web Platform Installer here:

The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s simple user interface, you can select specific components or install the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer. To help you stay up-to-date with product releases, the Web Platform Installer always contains the most current versions and new additions to the Microsoft Web Platform.

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 [should be part of Vista/2008 already]
  • Supported Architectures: x86 and 64-bit

Ofcourse once you do this, head on over to www.ASP.NET/learn and start watching some "How Do I" videos. Enjoy!

Print | posted on Monday, October 13, 2008 12:42 PM

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