WebMatrix makes Website development easy. WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Developer Express, (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact (an embedded database).
It streamlines Web site development and makes it easy to start Web sites from popular open-source apps.
Want to display a Twitter feed? Need to show a video? Code helpers make common tasks easy to do with just a simple tag in your HTML.
The skills and code you develop with WebMatrix transition seamlessly to Visual Studio and SQL Server.
WebMatrix is for developers, students, or just about anyone who just wants a small and simple way to build Websites. Start coding, testing, and deploying your own Web sites without having to worry about configuring your own Web server, managing databases, or learning a lot of concepts.
Microsoft WebMatrix is a public beta release and is now available for download!
UPDATE: 13th Jan 2010. Webmatrix is now out of beta , and Live!
Teach yourself how to write a simple Web Application using WebMatrix, CSS, HTML, HTML5, ASP.NET, SQL, Databases and more in just a couple of hours.