Drupal offered on Microsoft web platform

Microsoft will enable users to easily install drupal with their offering - "Microsoft Web Platform". This is great news since Windows users will now be able to get the latest version of drupal directly from the Web Application Installer. The install process is supposed to be fairly simple according to the MS site, but there are bound to be issues. We'll be posting an online tutorial for this process with pictures if there is a demand for it and encourage users to post any problems they face with the automated installer.

Problems we foresee are that, the Windows system it currently supports is Server 2008 and Vista SP1. Another requirement is that IIS needs to be installed and PHP/MySQL needs to be configured as listed on their site. Previous installs of these software may not work.

In the meantime, you may want to check out install drupal on windows for a method that is tested and works well, though not automated.