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Microsoft Starts Distributing Drupal

Also coming up before the end of this year is Ulitzer, the largest Drupal deployment to date

Today, Matt Asay, general manager of the Americas and vice president of business development at Alfresco, in his CNET blog, writes: “The single biggest distributor of Drupal just might be Microsoft. As I discovered from Dries Buytaert's blog yesterday, Microsoft's Web Application Installer comes with out-of-the-box support for Drupal, OScommerce, and other popular open-source web applications.”

This Google alert for Drupal passed by my screen just as I was about to announce that the SYS-CON Media website, recently relaunched, was completely rewritten and deployed “under the hood” on Drupal.

Also coming up before the end of this year is Ulitzer, the largest Drupal deployment anywhere.


Ulitzer is being built on Drupal with more than two million nodes, including more than 6,000 author home pages leading to over a million original articles. Page views of Ulitzer following its launch are predicted to be 3-5 million per month.

As I have written before, Ulitzer will most likely be one of the biggest scalability challenges for Drupal yet.

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Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.

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Mohsin Khawaja 02/18/09 05:23:00 AM EST

WOW ! it's great, Drupal is getting more and more recognition, I have recently launched two test sites on Drupal but I was not aware that Drupal has this huge acceptance from the IT Community.

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