Microsoft's 'WebMatrix'

RuslanY Blog has posted a nice, PHP-focused overview of Microsoft's new beta product, WebMatrix.

Upon first glance, this looks to be similar to the Microsoft Web Platform, of which we currently recommend using to get up and running with Onpub on Windows for those who use IIS as their web server.

It remains to be seen what Microsoft's strategy is for this new tool. Is it designed to replace or complement the existing Web Platform offering? Regardless, WebMatrix is a product I'll be keeping an eye on as it develops.

It will be interesting to see if they open the platform up to third-party app submissions. Could this be the beginnings of a Microsoft web-app store?

Source: Planet PHP.