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Some big news!
After many requests from our users, and many discussions among the key Moodle developers, we've decided that PHP no longer offers us the growth path we would like, and so we'll be converting the entire code base to use the Microsoft® .NET platform.
We believe this offers the best solution to drive business value and empower our industry to harness the power of the connected workplace.
The conversion - sponsored by Microsoft® - is not easy, but we expect to have the job completed by April 1st, 2007. As part of the arrangement, we'll no longer be supporting Moodle on anything but Microsoft® servers, but they are very good so this shouldn't be a problem.
To the future!