Powering Search on PHP Web Sites with Bing

The Bing Search and Decision engine offers a comprehensive Application Programming Interface (API) that enables developers to programmatically submit queries to and retrieve results from the Bing Engine. If you are a PHP developer and looking for a way to easily enable the search feature on your website, you are in luck. Today, we’re pleased…


New command-line tool for PHP to deploy applications on Windows Azure

I’ve just finished my MIX10 session (“Building PHP Applications using the Windows Azure Platform”) where I announced the new Windows Azure Command-line Tools for PHP Community Technology Preview (CTP). The tools are available under an open source BSD license and can be downloaded at: http://azurephptools.codeplex.com/   In a nutshell, these tools enable developers to easily…


PHP developers get more choices with Windows Azure, Bing, and SQL Azure

Today I presented a session at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York called Cloud Computing with Windows Azure Using Your Preferred Technology. During my talk, I stepped the audience through a series of demonstrations in which non-Microsoft tools and programming technologies, such as PHP or Java, were used natively to create cloud computing solutions…


Bing search helps PHP developers remedy 404 error pages

As many of you know, most large web sites that feature lots of content often experience traffic that is looking for pages that either don’t exist or have been moved. But did you know that the percent of traffic that causes web servers to return a generic 404 error page or sitemap is as much…

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Building PHP simple database applications for SQL Server, Windows Azure Storage and SQL Azure

The SQL CRUD Wizard for PHP is a wizard type application that can be used to generate a simple “Create, Read, Update, Delete” PHP application from a Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Azure Storage and SQL Azure database table. The generated PHP application supports paging, sorting and simple CSS customization. The generated PHP Application Code, generated…


OpenXML Document Viewer v1 released: viewing .DOCX files as HTML

[05/18- Update: this translator is highlighted in today’s Document Interoperability Inititice (DII) event that just happened in London ] The OpenXML Document Viewer project idea came from the discussions with the participants of the Document Interoperability Initiative (DII) workshops (in particular last year’s Cambridge event). The point was to find a way to simply be…

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Binary to Open XML (B2X) Translator: Interoperability for the Office binary file formats

[05/18- Update: this translator is highlighted in today’s Document Interoperability Inititice (DII) event that just happened in London ] In support of Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to increase the interoperability of its various technologies, we have partnered with Dialogika to create a translator that converts the Microsoft Office binary file formats (.DOC, .XLS, and .PPT) into…

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