Windows is a major development and deployment platform for
MySQL. A few months ago, we held our first MySQL
Online Forum, dedicated to MySQL on Windows. We outlined then why MySQL was a great fit for the Windows
environment, and what were the upcoming milestones to make MySQL even better on
the Microsoft platform.
We’re now pleased to announce that two important milestones
have been completed:
1. The New MySQL Installer for Windows
The MySQL Installer for Windows radically simplifies
the installation process for all MySQL users on the Windows platform. It only
takes a few minutes from downloading the MySQL Installer to having a ready to
use MySQL system on your machine. It delivers:
- An intuitive graphical interface
that guides users through the installation process
- The ability to install all MySQL products
that are required at once
- An integrated update system for all
MySQL products installed
Mike Zinner published an article
presenting the then beta installer last April, and you can now download it here.
2. Certification for Windows Failover
This certification expands the range of High-Availability
solutions available for MySQL on Windows, which previously included replication
and MySQL Cluster. Users can now power business critical
applications with MySQL Enterprise Edition using native Windows clustering services.
Andrew Morgan provided more
detailed information in his blog
earlier today about the solution and how to get going.
We will be holding a webinar on
September 15th at 9.00 am PT to present the two new Windows solutions
in more details, Register