Microsoft continues to enhance the interoperability of the Azure Service Platform with the announcement of the availability of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure.
The goal of the SDK is to provide high-level abstractions that enable PHP developers to interoperate readily with Windows Azure http://phpazure.codeplex.com/
and a series of projects that offer samples and toolkit that enable PHP developers to easily include in their web applications the Microsoft technologies:
From a Telecom Industry perspective, the Microsoft Azure Services Platform is related to the TM Forum Service Delivery Framework (SDF) initiative. The availability of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure offers up yet another option for developers to create SDF Services that could be hosted within the Azure cloud.