This week Microsoft announced that they would put resources into bringing Node.Js to the Windows Platform. Microsoft is working with the node community, Joyent and Ryan Dahl in an effort to make Windows a supported platform in Node.
The result will be an official binary node.exe releases on nodejs.org, which will work on Windows Azure and other Windows versions as far back as Server 2003.
It’s my hope that Windows becomes a first class development platform for everyone, regardless of whether you code in .net, php, Node or any other language for that matter. If I wore a hat I would tip it in the direction of the Microsoft Interoperability team, they have done an amazing job this year improving PHP on Windows and now brining node to the platform.