Oxite – Open source blogging platform by Microsoft

December 12, 2008


9th December, Microsoft released their open-source blogging platform/CMS  with a name OXITE. 

After going through their weblog and screenshots, it seems like Microsoft has finally provided something with simplicity. The source code for the software is available under the Microsoft Public License.

 The primary features include pingbacks, trackbacks, anonymous or authenticated commenting (with optional moderation), gravatar support, RSS feeds at any page level, support for MetaWebLog API , web admin panel, support for Open Search format allowing users to search your site using their browser’s search box.

At present, Oxite currently powers Microsoft’s own Mix Online and Channel 9.

Fow now, it’s a little early to predict how competitive it will be to WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and others. But the two things which I loved  – first, the beautiful Oxite webpage on Mix Online and second,  the source code is free !  🙂 


2 Responses to “Oxite – Open source blogging platform by Microsoft”

  1. Nikhil Says:

    Heartening to see that something from Microsoft is free!! 😀

  2. Nitin Garg Says:

    Yes, its really good to see some open-source stuff from Microsoft.

    Other thing i heard ( may be a rumor) that they are also giving away some copies of Visual Studio these days.

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