Interview with Ben Waine, 2011 PHP on Azure Contest Winner

I recently had a chance to catch up via e-mail with Ben Waine, winner of the 2011 PHP on Azure contest. The announcement of his victory was actually made at the Dutch PHP Conference in May, but we’ve both been extremely busy since then, so exchanging e-mails has taken a while. I only followed the…

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Interview with Mark Brown, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Web Platform

I recently had a chance to catch up with the very busy Mark Brown, Senior Product Manager for the Microsoft Web Platform. I’ve had the good fortune of working with Mark in my day-to-day work as well as at a couple of conferences (DrupalCon SF and JumpIn! Camp Redmond), but lately he’s been heads-down focused…

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Interview with Julian Egelstaff, Technical Architect at Freeform Solutions

I recently had a chance to catch up with Julian Egelstaff, Technical Architect at Freeform Solutions. Julian attended last year’s SQL Server JumpIn! Camp where he worked with Microsoft engineers and other participants to add SQL Server support to Formulize, a PHP application that lets you to quickly create forms and reports in your website….

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Interview: Ashay Chaudhary on the SQL Server JumpIn! Camp

Well, December did finally slow down a bit and I had a chance to catch up with Ashay Chaudhary, the Program Manager for the Microsoft Drivers for SQL Server for PHP. We had a lot to catch up about because we haven’t found much time to sit down and chat since the JumpIn! Camp last…

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Interview with Eli White, PHP Developer and Intern on the ASP.NET Team

I had the good fortune of meeting Eli White, a junior at University of Washington and a PHP developer of 7 years, for the first time at the local Seattle PHP Meet Up a few months ago. I then ran into him recently at Microsoft where I found he is doing an internship on the…

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Interview with Claudio Caldato, Program Manager for the Microsoft Interoperability Team

The theme for my presentation at the Dutch PHP Conference last week was “recent improvements in PHP-Microsoft interoperability”. In my talk, I showcased several of the PHP tools that the Interoperability Team at Microsoft has released on CodePlex. (Really, though, I only scratched the surface of what this team has done recently.  A quick glance…

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Interview with Zach Owens, Technical Evangelist At Microsoft

Recently I was able to catch up with Zach Owens, a technical evangelist here at Microsoft who is focused on getting the word out to developers about the Microsoft Data Platform. As I think you will see, catching up with Zach is no easy feat. During my interview with him he told me he recalls…

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Interview with Ashay Chaudhary, Program Manager for the SQL Server Driver for PHP

One of the things I like most about my job is that I get to work directly with our software development teams. This has obvious benefits – I have direct access to the people who can explain how and why code does what it does when I can’t figure it out myself. But it also…

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