Celebrating 10th anniversary OSCON was being held in Portland, Oregon. Microsoft’s Sam Ramji announced there Micorosoft would be a sponsor of Apache Software Foundation.
Microsoft supports Apache despite they have their own web server product “IIS” or Internet Information Services.
As you may imagine from the term “WAMP” (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP), even on Windows servers we usually deploy not IIS but Apache for running web services. I think Microsoft will walk in the same path of IBM, who gave up on their operating system AIX and now sell Linux servers instead.
That’s the way I love, of course.