New SDK and Sample Kit demonstrates how to leverage the scalability of Windows Azure with PHP

From the floor of the PHP Tek Conference in Chicago, with my colleague Peter Laudati, we’re excited to announce the availability of the Windows Azure SDK for PHP version 3.0. This Open Source SDK gives PHP developers a “speed dial” library to take full advantage of Windows Azure’s coolest features. On top of many improvements…


CTP of Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse/PHP Ships

by Peter Galli on October 12, 2010 02:35pm The Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team is shipping a new Community Technology Preview of the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP, which gives PHP developers using Eclipse the tools they need to create and deploy web applications targeting Windows Azure.  This news follows on the announcement…

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Deeper Integration with phpBB

by Peter Galli on May 10, 2010 11:38am More good news on the Interoperability front: the new phpBB release is now available for installation from the Windows Web Application Gallery and Web Platform Installer (Web PI) for Windows, IIS and SQL Server. Version 3.0.7-PL1 of phpBB takes advantage of a number of features for PHP…

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Announcing the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0

by Peter Galli on April 19, 2010 04:08pm Microsoft today announced at DrupalCon 2010 the release of a Community Technology Preview of the new SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 with support for PHP Data Objects. This is a new technical bridge for PHP developers that will make it less complex for them to target…

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The SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP Debuts

by Peter Galli on April 09, 2010 02:09pm Microsoft has just released the SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP, which enables PHP developers to easily create reports and integrate them in their web applications. The SDK offers a simple Application Programming Interface to interoperate with SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft’s Reporting and Business Intelligence…

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Zend Framework 1.10 Adds Support for Windows Azure

by Peter Galli on January 28, 2010 05:12pm Zend Technologies today released the Zend Framework 1.10, the latest version of its open source PHP web application framework, which includes support for Windows Azure cloud services – a project that was started last year when Microsoft announced the Windows Azure SDK for PHP CTP release and…

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Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP Released

by Peter Galli on November 19, 2009 06:40pm The Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) team announced today the release of Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP, a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server.   This is a production-ready release that is provided under…

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Microsoft Releases Device Driver Code to the Linux Community

by Peter Galli on July 20, 2009 11:48am In what many may see as a surprising move, Microsoft today released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community under the popular General Public Licence v2. The code includes three Linux device drivers, and has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion…

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Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part IV

by Garrett Serack on June 23, 2009 07:12pm In the previous post, I discussed what it took to use PGO on the Windows PHP build. That led to me building automated build scripts… Automation as the root of all evil "Anything that can be done for you, automatically, can be done to you, automatically." –…

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Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part III

by Garrett Serack on June 17, 2009 03:47pm Previously, I talked about using PGO in the PHP build process. In order to use it I had to observe… The Heisenberg build process "A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with…

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