Deploying Drupal at Scale on Microsoft Platform

Training Details

Date: Monday, March 19, 2012
Session Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Room: 504
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
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"Drupal? Windows? Are you kidding?" If that's what crossed your mind when you saw the title of this training, well prepare for some big surprises! :-)
IIS 7.5 is a great environment for PHP and Drupal! During the day you will learn how easy it is to deploy a Drupal web site on Windows Server 2008 R2, starting from the basic installation up to the creation of a highly scalable web farm with load balancing features and all the fancy stuff that you need to impress your neighbors.
We will deeply explore the IIS 7.5 platform, including URL Rewrite, WinCache for PHP which provides opcode and user data cache features, Application Request Routing, WebFarm Framework which provides reverse proxy features and AppFabric Cache for distributed cache support.
Performance? You want performance to impress your neighbors even more? So much work has been done over the years on optimizing PHP on IIS that you'll not believe your eyes.
And do you think that Windows is all about mouse and. er. Windows? Guess what, another surprise, we'll have command line tools all over the day. There's no excuse for not loving IIS if you're a Drupal head :-)
We’ll be covering a ton of ground in this deeply technical course which is vital for any Drupal developer looking to expand their opportunities.

Instructor: Alessandro Pilotti is a Red Hat certified engineer and Microsoft MVP who works as an independent consultant.

Training Sponsor: Microsoft

***Space is limited and attendance fees are sponsored by Microsoft so apply early.

Who will gain the most from this course?

Anyone who wants to explore the IIS ecosystem and gain knowledge on optimizing Drupal and PHP on Windows will benefit from this training.
More and more companies are deploying Drupal on IIS alongside with their LAMP stacks, why not learning how to offer and exploit more interoperability choices to grow your business opportunities?

What will you learn?

Warning: This is gonna be a fully packed day!

  • The Windows Server platform from a LAMP perspective
  • Introduction to the IIS 7.x architecture
  • PHP on IIS
  • Configuring a Drupal website on IIS
  • Windows Cache Extension on PHP
  • URL Rewrite and Output Caching
  • Web Farm scenarios
  • Application request Routing and Web Farm Framework
  • Comparing ARR/WFF to Varnish
  • Web Deploy
  • Session management
  • Memcached on Windows and other caching solutions

What will you receive during the course?

We will distribute the presentation material and give access to our online lab component.

When will this training take place?

It will take place on Monday March 19th 2012, from 9AM to 6:00PM @ DrupalCon Denver

Pre-requisites for the course

The training is suitable both for developers learning how to deploy Drupal and PHP on IIS and for LAMP professionals wanting to explore the IIS ecosystem.

This training is run seminar-style. To sign up for this seminar, please fill out the application. We will let you know within a week about the status of your application.

UPDATE: This course is currently full. Please apply below if you wish to be on the waitlist. Thanks!

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