Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations

WebMatrix V2 was released to web earlier this month, including support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites.

WebMatrix is a free and open web development tool optimized for the Cloud. It allows you to create and maintain websites quickly, and to install and publish popular open source applications or built-in templates. It also has a community component that lets you write your own plug-ins or use community-built ones.

Notable features added in this release include fast install of open source apps Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke and Umbraco, and new built-in templates for PHP, Node.js and HTML5. Mobile support was also added for all templates. 

For a great overview of the new features in WebMatrix V2, check out Web Camps TV's interview with Vishal Joshi from the WebMatrix team.