Web Platform Installer 3.0

I have been using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer or PI for a while now. It’s a great handy tool for ensuring that I have all the latest bits of Web platform tools like MVC, Web Matrix are installed. One of the other thing I like about Web Platform Installer is that the tool can self update itself. When a new version of the tool is released, it shows a dialog box to the user to install the latest version of the tool.

Recently I installed the PI version 3.0


Apart from the Spotlight tab showing the recent released, as usual the Products tab shows all the products. It can also the filtered into different category of downloads like Server, Framework, Tools etc.


I hope some day Microsoft would release a same type of tool for Windows developers also!

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About caniruddha
Business driven and result oriented Solution and Enterprise Architect with 13 years of experience - has been a practicing software architect for last 7 years. Possesses in depth knowledge and experience of different aspectes of Solution and Enterprise Architecture, Distributed Computing, Microsoft technology, .NET stack, Web Service and SOA. Had been exposed to diverse range of technologies including Java, EAI, ETL, Mainframe & Unix. As Lead Architect in Accenture, Aniruddha leads the Solution Architecture team in CIO group and is responsible for strategic enterprise programs. Previously, he was Sr. Architect in Misys and led the Architecture team for a leading Capital Market product. His responsibility included technology roadmap, solution, pre sales, product architecture & performance engineering. Earlier Aniruddha was with Target. As Sr. Technical Architect he was responsible for solution architecture, delivery of strategic large programs, leading .NET and Integration CoE and providing technical direction, standards and best practices. Aniruddha has worked for Microsoft, Cognizant and NIIT Technologies with clients like ING Bank, Cendant Hotels, Sogeti Netherlands and ITC in various technologies including .NET, Client/Server, Web, Mainframe and Java.

One Response to Web Platform Installer 3.0

  1. caniruddha says:

    Please let me know why are you connecting with me – Linkedin invite does not show any details.


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