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May 2009 Meeting

When: Thursday, May 7, 2009 — 7pm-9pm
Where: Consulate General of Canada

Presentation: Overview of IE8 and the Web Platform Installer

In this session, Developer Evangelist Glen Gordon will cover two recent releases from Microsoft that are of interest to PHP developers. First, we’ll look at the new Microsoft Web Platform Installer. The Platform Installer simplifies and streamlines the process of configuring IIS, installing PHP and setting up community applications like WordPress and Drupal. In this session, you’ll see the Platform Installer in action, explore the Web App Gallery, and learn how to get your own apps included in the gallery. Next, we’ll take a look at the recently released Internet Explorer 8. We’ll see how both developers and users benefit from improved standards-based rendering, and how developers can ensure that their sites will render properly for users using IE8. We’ll also cover how to take advantage of IE8’s new end user productivity features like Accelerators, Web Slices and search providers.

Glen will be bringing some trial software and giveaways to the meeting, so come get some goodies!

Glen is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft. His job is to ensure developers have the tools, information and resources they need to be successful implementing solutions that involve Microsoft technologies. You can reach Glen through his blog at


Our meeting takes place at the Consulate General of Canada at 100 Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta (at the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets). Click here for directions. You will need to see the concierge in order to gain access to the 17th floor.

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