I was on the mountains skiing during this last weekend so I might have missed some big announcement from the .NET blogosphere, but today I found on many “official” IT online magazines (thanks to that the team behind Channel 9 (and 8, 10 and Mix Online) just released on CodePlex the blogging/CMS platform they developed to build Mix Online: Oxite.

Oxite is an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs to big web sites. We know this because it runs MIX Online.

It’s developed with ASP.NET MVC and has been designed to provide the core functionalities for every blogging engine and to be a real-world sample written with ASP.NET MVC. At the moment this is not a end-user CMS.

Jeff Sandquist, the lead of the team that works on the abovementioned sites, announced this on his blog yesterday: Supporting Web Standards With Microsoft.

You can read more about this blogging engine foundation at:

As soon as I finish my book later in December, I’ll play around with it.

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