Here’s something I nearly missed: Microsoft UK seems to be supporting the Open Source movement.
Firstly, Microsoft is hosting downloads of the Windows port of the Acquia Drupal content management platform. You can download and install it here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/drupal.
Secondly, they’ve gone and sponsored the development of a set of Open Source Drupal modules called Project DANGO. These are aimed at NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) with modules for content, donations, features and campaigns.
These are all wrapped up in a ready to roll “install profile” for Drupal. All these modules are free – some of which are written in Silverlight – and include:
It’s really enthusing to see Microsoft embracing open source content management projects. I’ve been a long time fan of DotNetNuke for many years, and now it seems Drupal and even Umbraco are getting long overdue attention from Redmond.