Applied Innovations Launches Applied I Labs and Free Hosting for Microsoft WebMatrix

July 8, 2010 by  

Hosting ToolboxBOCA RATON, FL — Applied Innovations today announced the deployment of Applied I Labs —a unique hosting environment where customers can gain early access to experimental technologies and beta programs well in advance of formal release. Applied I Labs launched just in time to support the Microsoft WebMatrix Beta which was soft-launched yesterday to the technical community.

“We wanted to roll out Applied I Labs in parallel with some compelling offer such as the WebMatrix Beta,” stated Jess Coburn, founder and CEO of Applied Innovations. “This is exactly the type of event Applied I Labs was designed for: an open invitation to our customers and the development community to experience and participate in shaping a new platform, technology, application or program. With Applied I Labs, the server is independent and isolated, so it’s a secure environment to explore and test freely.”

A longtime Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and exclusive Windows platform web hoster, Applied Innovations was selected as one of the handful of exclusive hosting partners for the WebMatrix Beta Program. Applied Innovations is offering free hosting to all Beta participants from now until the formal launch of WebMatrix, slated for January 2011. Space is limited in the Beta program, so interested parties are encouraged to sign up early.

Seamless, small and FREE, WebMatrix features a complete web dev stack that installs in minutes and elegantly presents a web server, database and programming frameworks in an integrated experience. WebMatrix will streamline the coding, testing and deployment of any or PHP website. It also dovetails with all of the most popular open source apps such as DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress and Joomla. Running right on the desktop, WebMatrix makes the transition from development to production smooth and seamless by utilizing the same powerful web server and programming environment that runs websites on the Internet.

“WebMatrix is a task-focused tool that is designed to make it really easy to get started with web development,” reported Seth Guthrie in his July 6, 2010 blog entry. “It minimizes the number of concepts someone needs to learn in order to get simple things done, and includes and integrates all of the pieces necessary to quickly build Web sites.”

Through the WebMatrix Beta Program, Applied Innovations and Microsoft are offering early adopters a unique opportunity to experience WebMatrix months in advance of the formal Release. The free Beta program is open to anyone, and will give users a chance to see for themselves how easily WebMatrix will allow them to integrate their overall workflow, seamlessly develop applications and use free open source community apps. Moreover, Beta program participants will be hosted for free by Applied Innovations for the duration of the program.

“We’re delighted Applied Innovations was chosen to support the WebMatrix Beta program,” said Coburn. “It is a validation of our partnership with Microsoft and our commitment to deliver the most innovative tools and technologies for customers seeking to stay ahead of the curve.”

“Applied Innovations recently partnered with Microsoft to provide a year of managed Windows VPS hosting to web development and design companies participating in the WebsiteSpark program,” continued Coburn. “WebsiteSpark provides tools and technologies to build sites and applications, as well as business development programs, support and training to help ensure adoption and success.”

About Applied Innovations, Inc.
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Applied Innovations is a Microsoft Gold Certified hosting provider specializing in Windows hosting since 1999. Promising superior performance, innovative world-class hosting services and Total Customer Satisfaction at highly competitive rates, Applied Innovations has hosted thousands of domains for small to medium sized businesses worldwide. Applied Innovations has developed a reputation for implementing the latest hosting technologies as soon as they become available, offering customers a cutting-edge Windows hosting experience for PHP, .Net, eCommerce and CMS applications; business, personal, professional and novice customers alike.

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