Now that Windows Server 2008 is done, the SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework version 3.5 has also been released.
To get started, there’s some excellent instructions available for download as a PDF.
Additional things I did:
- Downloaded PHP 5.2.5
- Get the appropriate php_dblib.dll (as mentioned in Using FreeTDS on Windows)
- Followed these instructions on getting PHP working
I tried to set up the FastCGI extension for IIS, but after getting some weird errors, decided to leave it for another time.
This did end up taking a lot longer that I’d hoped. But at least it is working now.
Microsoft claimed that Internet Explorer for Windows Mobile 6 was a big improvement on previous versions. That wouldn’t be hard, seeing as earlier versions were roughly equivalent to most of IE3/4.
Unfortunately, IE for WM6 isn’t that much better. Quite a few websites I visit render poorly on it.
I’m a big fan of Mozilla, and they’ve produced Minimo. This runs like a very slow dog and seems to crash more often than not. Hopefully it will improve over time, but I’m not sure that there’s much (if any) further development going on.
I tried Opera’s mobile browser, which looked really good. It costs money however, and I’d prefer not to pay for a web browser.
Today I came across Skyfire. It’s a free browser, initially for Windows Mobile 5 & 6. It’s still in Beta, and for some weird reason, while you can sign up for the beta, if you don’t have a US telephone number, you can’t get it at the moment. A bit strange as they do say it will work over WiFi too.