Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oxite: An open-source CMS by Microsoft

Microsoft just released the alpha code for a new open-source content management system codenamed "Oxite". Oxite is being positioned by Microsoft as more than just a blogging engine also claiming its support for large web sites. Jeff Sandquist states that hopefully “this lightweight sample allows folks to get rolling with ASP.NET MVC and understand the importance of web standards”.

Among the features there is simplified use of pingbacks, trackbacks, commenting, RSS feeds and a provider-based architecture for swapping database and search providers.

Here’s a demo on YouTube and a Swedish article on IDG.