Consuming SQL Azure Data with the OData SDK for PHP

One of the interesting incubation projects that the SQL Azure team is working on is the SQL Azure OData Service. If that sentence makes no sense to you, then start by reading this short overview on the SQL Azure team blog: Introduction to Open Data Protocol and SQL Azure. I’ll paraphrase what I read in…

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Windows Azure Command Line Tools for PHP Available in Web Platform Installer

  The Windows Azure Command Line Tools for PHP are now available in the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI). This announcement was made on the Interoperability Team blog as part of a post that outlines interoperability elements of a cloud platform. The entire post deserves a close read, but I’m initially most excited about this small…


Accessing Windows Azure Queues from PHP

June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP. This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows Azure. The latest client libraries are on GitHub:…


Accessing Windows Azure Blob Storage from PHP

June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP. This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows Azure. The latest client libraries are on GitHub:…


Accessing Windows Azure Table Storage from PHP

June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP. This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows Azure. The latest client libraries are on GitHub:…

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Using the Windows Azure Command Line Tools for PHP

Some time ago I wrote a post about how to run PHP in Windows Azure. At the heart of that post was information about using the tools that are available in the Windows Azure Software Development Kit to package a PHP application for deployment to Windows Azure. Using the command line tools in that SDK…


How to Get the SQL Azure Session Tracing ID using PHP

The SQL Azure team recently posted a blog about SQL Azure and the Session Tracing ID. The short story about the Session Tracing ID is that it is a new property (a unique GUID) for connections to SQL Azure. The nice thing about it is that if you have a SQL Azure error, you can…


Streaming Silverlight Video with PHP

In this post I hope to take a step towards making good on a promise I made a few weeks ago: to dive into some of the PHP-related projects on CodePlex that piqued my interest. In particular, I’d planned on diving into the Embedding Silverlight in PHP project, but what I found is that there…


How to Run PHP in Windows Azure

In my last post I described how to access SQL Azure from PHP, but I described how to do this when PHP was running on my local server. In other words, I only described how to leverage half the cloud. In this post, I’ll leverage the other half of the cloud by describing how to…

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Getting Started with PHP and SQL Azure

[Updated November 9th, 2011] In this post, I’ll show you how to get started with PHP and SQL Azure. I’ll walk you through building a very simple Web page in the same way I did in a recent post: Getting Started with the SQL Server Driver for PHP. That blog entry is very relevant because…

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