Today we’re releasing the first public Microsoft WebMatrix 2 Beta! It contains a number of new features and improvements from version 1.
Here is just a short list of what’s new and improved:
- Remote Site Access and Editing
You can now quickly edit your remotely published files without having to pull-back and republish.
- Streamlined Web Application Installs
Database passwords and users are generated for applications making it faster to get up and running.
- .NET and PHP Intellisense
Major updates to the WebMatrix code editor which allows for both .NET and PHP intellisense along with HTML, CSS, and JScript
- Rich App Extensibility
Try out some of the WebMatrix extensions that are available in the Extensions Gallery or develop your own!
- Integrated Learn Content
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
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.
Want to learn more, check out the how-to’s and walkthroughs here:
Help and Support:
If you have a suggestion/bug/feature request, please drop us a line here: