Greetings Symfony Live – New tools for Symfony developers on Windows Azure

I Hope everyone at Symfony live in Portland this week is having a good time – I wish I could join you in person!

I wanted to share some exciting news about recently released updates to Windows Azure tools for Symfony that Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has been supporting.

Benjamin Eberlei’s Azure Distribution Bundle project simplifies the deployment of Symfony applications on Windows Azure by managing the packaging for Azure, and handling deployment of assets and distributed session management.

Since the original project was released in June 2012, the bundle has been integrated with the latest Windows Azure SDK for PHP. Symfony is also now easier to deploy to websites on Windows Azure, facilitated in part by Composer integration during deployment.

If you’re an experienced Symfony developer, the bundle is a great starting point for Symfony on Azure, as it has detailed instructions and documentation for getting started with Windows Azure and how to interact with Windows Azure instances and service building blocks.

So have fun at Symfony Live this week, and check out these new tools and demo for Symfony on Azure when you get a chance. Let us know what you think!

Brian Benz

Senior Technical Evangelist

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.

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