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Microsoft Announces WebMatrix

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 7/9/2010

Microsoft introduces new, easy to use website creation software.

Microsoft recently made small business technology news by announcing that it was testing a website development tool-set in order to help design websites.

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The WebMatrix, which is now available for download on Microsoft's website, will be able to create sites in a fast and easily maintainable way, according to Small Business Computing.

Representatives from Microsoft said that the platform came at an important time.

"We recognized that we needed a new product to complete our portfolio of offerings for web developers and better service web agencies, small development teams within SMBs, hobbyists and students," Laurence Moroney, a Microsoft technology evangelist, wrote on a Microsoft blog.

Moroney went on to write that the WebMatrix includes "IIS Developer Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact Edition (an embedded database) all in less than 50 MB."

In recent news, Microsoft announced that it would be hosting the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 in Washington D.C. The event, which will last for five days, will bring together 10,000 members of Microsoft's global partner community.

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