Acquia Drupal Included With Microsoft® Web Platform Installer

Developers can build and run Drupal websites on Microsoft IIS web servers

Andover, MA – March 18th, 2009 - Acquia today announced the availability of Acquia Drupal on the Microsoft Web Platform, allowing website owners to run the Drupal social publishing system on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) web servers. The Microsoft Web Platform offers a complete ecosystem for building and hosting websites, services and applications. By providing Acquia Drupal for the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, Acquia is enabling Microsoft developers around the world to build web applications with Drupal.

“We are very pleased that Microsoft chose to include Drupal in the Microsoft Web Platform,” said Tom Erickson, Acquia chief executive officer. “This is a testament to Drupal’s popularity and influence in the global web developer community and is an important step in our efforts to expand Drupal adoption.”

Installation with the Microsoft Web Platform provides the fastest route to getting Drupal websites installed and running in a Microsoft environment. Developers can select Acquia Drupal in the Windows® Web App gallery and can install the application on either IIS 6.0 and 7.0 web servers. This enables developers to utilize PHP in combination with IIS and Windows to build secure, high performance websites that meet their social publishing requirements. Acquia Drupal is available for the Microsoft Web Platform Installer at http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/AcquiaDrupal.aspx.

About Acquia

Acquia is a ground-breaking open source software company providing value-added products and services for the wildly popular Drupal social publishing system. Acquia Drupal is a completely free Drupal distribution to help people get started fast and the Acquia Network offers subscription-based access to technical support and remote network services that simplify the deployment and operation of Drupal websites. The people of Acquia believe open source development and social publishing technology have the power to connect people and unleash their collective creative potential. Please visit: http://acquia.com. Download Acquia Drupal at http://acquia.com/downloads.

About Drupal

The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over 2 million times since its inception and powers more than 400,000 web sites globally. Drupal includes an enterprise class content management system and is used to deliver a wide variety of web applications including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, e-commerce, and many more.

Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse set of organizations use Drupal including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, the New York Observer, Forbes, Disney, Intel, Harvard University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology. For more information, visit http://drupal.org.

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Contact:
Rosemary Wilson
Citigate Cunningham on behalf of Acquia
415-707-9814
rwilson@citigatecunningham.com