WebMatrix 2 Beta was recently featured in a session at BUILD 2011 in Anaheim, California. And now the free, lightweight developer tool, is released to public. The latest Beta version includes IntelliSense for all major languages, remote site editing, context-aware help, OSS community integration, improved database management, new templates and a brand new extensibility framework, just to name a few.

Download WebMatrix 2 Beta.

WebMatrix with Web PI

WebMatrix is a web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. You can start from a gallery of open source web applications, include like DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress and Joomla etc along with built-in site templates. It is a managed application written in the programming language C#. It lets you code, test, and deploy both ASP.NET and PHP applications side by side. WebMatrix grew out of a pet project started by Nikhil Kothari.

System Requirements

  • Support Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP2+, Windows Server 2003 SP1+, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • An Internet Connection is required
  • You must have administrator privileges on your computer to run the Web Platform Installer.

While WebMatrix 1 is also available and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Web Platform website at www.microsoft.com/web

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