WebMatrix 2 Beta–Released!

Posted: Sep 16, 2011  2 comments  

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Today we’re releasing the first public Microsoft WebMatrix 2 Beta!  It contains a number of new features and improvements from version 1. 

Try it out today!

Here is just a short list of what’s new and improved:

New Features:

  • Remote Site Access and Editing
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    You can now quickly edit your remotely published files without having to pull-back and republish. 
  • Streamlined Web Application Installs
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    Database passwords and users are generated for applications making it faster to get up and running.
  • .NET and PHP Intellisense
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    Major updates to the WebMatrix code editor which allows for both .NET and PHP intellisense along with HTML, CSS, and JScript
  • Rich App Extensibility
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    Try out some of the WebMatrix extensions that are available in the Extensions Gallery or develop your own!
  • Integrated Learn Content
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    Are you new to a concept or want to learn more about features?  Custom learn and help content links are built into Webmatrix now.
  • Improved Database Management User Experience
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    Databases has been updated to match the style and profile users have come to expect of WebMatrix.  The UI is clean and even more integrated with the application.
  • Integrated NuGet Package Manager experience with ASP.NET WebPages 2 Applications
    Users can now manage the NuGet packages that they want from within WebMatrix and quickly integrate them into their application.
  • New and improved web application templates! 
    Try out Personal Site and the improved Starter Site for more details.

Additional Links and Information:

There is some free web hosting available from our partners.  They support WebMatrix v1 and v2 Beta web hosting. 
http://www.iis.net/previewoffers

Want to learn more, check out the how-to’s and walkthroughs here:
http://www.microsoft.com/web/category/how-to

Help and Support:

If you’ve run into trouble check out our forums:
IIS.NET WebMatrix - http://forums.iis.net/1166.aspx
ASP.NET WebPages - http://forums.asp.net/1224.aspx

If you have a suggestion/bug/feature request, please drop us a line here:
http://webmatrix.uservoice.com/forums/128313-webmatrix-suggestions

Comments

These are some great suggestions!  We have a UserVoice site that you can submit them to.  webmatrix.uservoice.com/.../128313-webmatrix-suggestions

Thanks so much for the feedback!

Sep 21 2011 by rlucero

i tried to install Joomla 1.7 with Webmatrix 1 but i keep getting an error 404.20 what is this as i cannot access the JOOMLA software to install it. please assist

thank you

edmond january

Oct 10 2011 by edmond12

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