WebMatrix is a new web publishing tool just released from Microsoft. This software is designed to integrate with other free, open-source Web development tools like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Umbraco. What sets WebMatrix apart is that it houses the Web server, database, and programming framework together in one space. WebMatrix is also free to download, and it's designed to make building and publishing websites easier for newbies. Still, it does require some understanding of programming to get maximum advantage from the software.
There is a rich code editor and database editor which are very user-friendly. The small database that's included in WebMatrix is called SQL Server Compact. It sits alongside the user website code and content, which makes it easy to copy files over to the Web server for publication.