Getting Started with WebMatrix 2
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Published: 25 Oct 2011
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This article will show you how to install and get started quickly using WebMatrix 2.
by Steven Smith
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Introduction

WebMatrix is a lightweight, easy-to-use tool for creating web applications.  In this article, we'll look at where to find the latest version and how to get started with using the tool.

Installing WebMatrix

To get started, you just need to go to http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/next/ to download the latest version.

By default, WebMatrix installs using the Web Platform Installer, which is a handy tool for getting all fo the things you need to quickly get started building web sites and apps with Microsoft's stack of technologies and tools.

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer, or WebPI for short, is now up to version 4.0.  If you don't already have it installed, you'll be prompted to run its installer when you go through the pages above.  Once WebPI is installed, you should see something like this:

Click Install, and it will determine whatever prerequisites it needs and proceed with the installation.

Once it's finished downloading and installing, you should see a success screen like this one:


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