Aaron\'s Live Writer Blog

January 24, 2011

Drupal 7: Better together with Microsoft technology

Filed under: Drupal, Live Writer, postaweek2011, Wave 4 — Tags: , , , — Aaron Bregel @ 11:37 AM

On of the program mangers on the Windows Live Writer 2011 team is a big fan of Drupal and in his spare time he even supports a few Drupal installs for a side business.  With the blog module Drupal and Live Writer work great together and even better with Drupal 7.  He was really excited today when Microsoft’s Interoperability team announced that in addition to the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 with PDO support which shipped last Fall that four new Drupal modules have been released from Microsoft:

    • Bing Maps Module: enable easy & flexible embedding of Bing Map in Drupal content types (like articles for example)
    • Silverlight Pivot viewer Module: enable easy & flexible embedding of Silverlight Pivot in Drupal content types, using a set of preconfigured data sources (OData, a, b, c).
    • Windows Live ID Module: allow Drupal user to associate their Drupal account to their Windows Live ID, and then to login on Drupal with their Windows Live ID
    • OData Module: allow data sources based on OData to be included in Drupal content types (such as articles). The generic module includes a basic OData query builder and renders data in a simple HTML Table. The package includes a sample module base on an Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) OData source, showing how to build advanced rendering (with Bing Maps)

In addition to the announcement the Interoperability team has a blog post about a hands on look at using Drupal on Windows Azure and using the four new Drupal modules. 

June 27, 2010

Windows Live Writer Wave 4 beta and Drupal

Filed under: Drupal, Live Writer, Wave 4 — Tags: , , — Aaron Bregel @ 9:05 PM

JD, a program manager on the Windows Live Writer team, and our resident expert on everything Drupal has a new post on his blog talking about the Live Writer Wave 4 Beta and Drupal.

http://www.jdleonard.net/blog/post/setting-windows-live-writer-wave-4-beta-work-really-well-drupal

June 7, 2010

Live Writer and Drupal 6

Filed under: Drupal, Live Writer, Wave 3, Wave 4 — Tags: , , — Aaron Bregel @ 9:36 PM

As many CMS systems have started to expand their feature sets one of things that seems to be common is to add blog support.  Once they do so, the next question seems to be; “Can you make it work with Windows Live Writer”.  Drupal is free CMS system that first launched in 2001.  It has a blog and blogapi module but to make it work with Live Writer you need to download unique modules for Live Writer.

JD Leonard is a program manager that I work with on Live Writer and he our resident expert with Drupal.  Here is a link to his blog post on how to set up Drupal 6 to work well with Live Writer.

I’ll try and update this post with what features work and do not work with Drupal 6 and Live Writer.

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