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Event Review: Supporting PHP and Open Source in the Windows Environment (Session ITPROWEB-201)

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Session Outline

In this session, we will explore PHP and open source software and how it can be used on the Windows Server environment. We will cover Microsoft's open source service offerings for developers, IT Professionals, and businesses that can be used on Windows Server platforms. We will explore Windows Server 2008 environment for hosting open source applications and the benefits for users to reduce the cost of ownership. We will cover Windows Server 2008, IIS 7.0, ASP.NET, and System Center solutions to enhance the experience for users that run open source applications. The session topics will include how to configure and install PHP, MySQL, and Apache on the Windows Server platform. In addition, we will cover Linux interoperability in the Windows environment.

Session Agenda

  • Open source technologies
  • Benefits of using open source technologies on the Windows Server 2008 Operating System
  • Features of Apache, MySQL, PHP

Session Media

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Demo: Using Linux on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Not all open source applications are written for Windows, so there are times when it is necessary to add Linux into a Windows network. While the complete picture of Linux administration is out of scope for this session, we will show you how to install and configure a full-featured Linux virtual machine (or VM) within Windows Server running Hyper-V.  
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Demo: Installing Apache and PHP on Windows Server 2008

In this demonstration, we will show how to install and configure an Apache Web server and PHP on Windows Server 2008.  
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Demo: Installing MySQL and Drupal on Windows Server 2008

In this demonstration, we will show how to install and configure MySQL and Drupal on Windows Server 2008.  
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Demo: Migrating Existing Web Sites to IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008

In this demonstration, we will install IIS and migrate the existing Drupal Web site from Apache to IIS.  
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Related Links

Use the following resources to learn more about topics covered in this briefing.

Microsoft Press Books

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Resource Kit

    Summary: Get the definitive reference for deploying, managing, and supporting Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0.

  • Windows Server 2008 Inside Out

    Summary: Learn how to conquer Windows Server 2008—from the inside out! Designed for system administrators, this definitive resource features hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert insights, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for administering Windows Server 2008—all in concise, fast-answer format.

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