Danish based Composite C1, Microsoft's top ranked open source web content management system, announced today full support for cloud hosting through Windows Azure, allowing users to easily gain the benefits of scalable global hosting, increased security and low cost. 

According to the company, Composite C1 is now the sixth highest ranking product on Microsoft’s open source index Codeplex, and still the number one Web CMS, so the move to the cloud using Azure was an easy one for the group.  Microsoft Azure is a separate edition of the Windows O/S running in the cloud where Microsoft applications are also available. That includes Microsoft SQL Azure, a scaled back version of the SQL Server.  


New Improvements to the Code

The group said they have made several improvements to Composite C1 and produced a new Getting Started tutorial and others, to get the word out. They also made a new video, Installing Composite C1 with WebMatrix published on YouTube and available now. 

CEO Oskar Lauritzen of C1 said, "To further help the startup process we have created new starters sites that let the developers build layout templates using only ASP.NET Razor or any of the other supported languages. We have also made two new free packages that improve the user’s ability to engage with their own community’s though user comments or feedback-features on their websites. And we have made our debut on the premiere Q&A site for developers -- stack Overflow -- where our community can ask questions and share knowledge with each other," he said.  

Regional Support and New Version 3.0 Coming

C1 also has multiple language support including English, Russian, Dutch and Ukrainian options. Work is underway for German and Chinese versions, as well as a new C1 upgrade (v.3.0) within a "few weeks."