Seems we’re having a bit of an Microsoft and Open Source Love-In this week.
Umbraco is the Open Source content management on the ASP.NET platform. You can download Umbraco from here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/umbraco.
This video shows some of Project SUMO on CodePlex – Silverlight for Umbraco Media Objects. It provides a really swish and responsive Silverlight UI for managing media on Umbraco. Its Silverlight client consumes a WCF service SUMO comes with called the USTF Media Service. This de-coupled design keeps the UI really responsive.
Not so long ago, if you wanted an open source content management or portal product on the Microsoft platform you’d be restricted to DotNetNuke or its many variants. Now it seems we have many to choose from. Also check out my previous post on Microsoft and the Drupal and Non-Governmental Organisation project (DANGO).