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SilverStripe Blog

Microsoft SQL server module in alpha

SilverStripe can now run entirely off a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database!

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 logo

This allows SilverStripe to easily connect to existing databases and fit into environments where you don't necessary want MySQL. It allows SilverStripe to be used in as many situations as possible, in much the same way as supporting multiple web browsers and operating systems does.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 22 April 2009

Meet us in Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, London

SilverStripe staff are hitting the USA East Coast and UK in May. We're keen to meet developers and organisations interested in our software and our business.

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Sigurd, 14 April 2009


It took two years to reach 100,000 downloads, but less than six months to reach an all-time total of 150,000!

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Sigurd, 3 April 2009

Installing on Windows now easier thanks to Microsoft Web Platform Installer

At MIX today, Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WebPI) 2.0 beta—new software that makes it much easier and more compelling to install PHP applications on the Windows IIS web server.

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Sigurd, 19 March 2009

SilverStripe 2.3.1rc2 - test the update!

Thank you to those who tested SilverStripe 2.3.1rc1! You identified a few easy-to-fix bugs that we felt were important to solve before issuing the final release of SilverStripe 2.3.1.

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Sigurd, 17 March 2009

SilverStripe 2.3.1rc1 released - testers wanted

Hot on the heels of SilverStripe 2.3.0, we're working to release an update that resolves some bugs, adds support for six more languages in the CMS, and adds two great new features.

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Sigurd, 12 March 2009

Google Summer of Code 2009 project ideas

Google Summer of Code 2009 logo Summer of Code season is back for 2009! We've come up with programming challenges as part of our application to Google.

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Sigurd, 11 March 2009

SilverStripe Installation Trends

The growth of new SilverStripe installations each month grew substantially over 2008. The graph below shows the rise in people who ticked 'yes' to anonymously notifying us when installing SilverStripe. With the German book, recent publicity on Ajaxian, and a number of exciting new releases coming out this year, we expect to see the same trends in the coming 12 months.

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Sigurd, 10 March 2009

SilverStripe best seller on within two weeks

Just days after the book's launch, the 450-page German SilverStripe book now has a bestseller status on!

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Sigurd, 8 March 2009