It is with great pleasure that I note that Joomla! is now available by way of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (http://www.microsoft.com/web.)

For those of you unaware of the Web Platform Installer, it's a simple way to get your workstation or server set up for popular web applications.  Some of these apps are from Microsoft (e.g., SQL Server Express), some aren't (MySQL), and some are agnostic (e.g., Joomla!, which runs on PHP in IIS or Apache.)

For those of you unfamiliar with Joomla!, it's a popular PHP based content management framework which makes it very easy to build and manage websites.  You can learn more about it up on http://joomla.org.

I'm hopeful that we'll be able to much more with Joomla! in the months ahead, and if so, you'll hear about my adventures here.

In the meantime, happy Joomla! to you.