My thanks to all the folks who came out to my talk on Microsoft WebMatrix at the Baltimore PHP user group last night. As promised, here are the relevant links to the tools and downloads I mentioned during my talk:

Microsoft WebMatrix Home Page

Web Application Gallery

Web Platform Installer

Also, I did some follow-up work on the Bing404 plug-in that I demonstrated, and determined that Tim Crider was correct that the reason that the original incorrect URL I tried didn’t resolve was due to how I had WordPress configured. The default was to use the ?p=nn scheme for post URLs. All I needed to do was switch it to use day/name, and the plugin worked as expected. Here’s what the setting looks like:

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Here’s the end result:

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Thanks to Tim for the tip!

Here’s an excellent post on installing and configuring the Bing404 WordPress plugin.