Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP: new update, new tutorial

Things are moving pretty fast! A few weeks back we announced a series of new and updated Tools/SDKs for PHP developers targeting Windows Azure, which included the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse/PHP, a comprehensive set of tools that use the Eclipse development environment to create, test and deploy modern cloud applications for the Windows Azure…


Windows Azure Platform gets easier for PHP developers to write modern cloud applications

This week, I’m attending the Open Source India conference, in Chennai, India where I had the chance to participate in the opening keynote. During my talk, I gave a quick overview of the Interoperability Elements of a Cloud Platform, and I illustrated some elements through a series of demos. I used this opportunity to unveil…


Eclipse shines on Windows 7: Microsoft and Tasktop partnering to contribute code enhancement to Eclipse

I’m writing this from EclipseCon in San Jose, where Shawn Minto, from Tasktop Technologies and I presented the first results of efforts to enhance Eclipse on Windows 7. We are very excited to see this contribution being part of the next release (3.6) of the Eclipse Integrated Development Tool (IDE). This project was jointly initiated by…


New version of Zend Framework adds support for Microsoft Windows Azure

Zend Technologies Inc. has announced the availability of Zend Framework 1.10, which among other new features includes support for Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services. We’re very excited about this key milestone, which is the result of a fruitful collaboration! This particular project started last year when we announced the Windows Azure SDK for PHP CTP…


Windows Azure SDKs for PHP and Java and tools for Eclipse version 1.0 released today

We’ve worked very hard to release version 1.0 of three different projects today, all timed to coincide with the availability of the Windows Azure platform, which was also announced today at the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles. This release is the culmination our team’s year-long work with our partners for bringing core PDC09 scenarios…


Partnering to foster Eclipse and Microsoft platform interoperability

I’m very happy about today’s announcements at the Eclipse Summit in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Microsoft,Tasktop and Soyatec announced a series of projects to help developers using the Eclipse platform do two things: take advantage of new features in Microsoft® Windows 7 and Window Server 2008 R2 and reinforce Java and PHP interoperability with Windows® Azure and…


Microsoft, Zend and others announce Simple API for Cloud Application Services

Zend Technologies today launched the Simple API for Cloud Application Services project, “a new open source initiative that allows developers to use common application services in the cloud, while enabling them to unlock value-added features available from individual providers.” The initial goal of the project is to provide a set of programming interfaces for PHP…


July CTP of PHP SDK for Windows Azure Released and support in Zend Framework

[Update: Maarten Balliauw has posted some samples. You’ll see how easy it is to use the SDK:  PHP SDK for Windows Azure – Milestone 2 release]  I am pleased to communicate the availability of July Technology Preview of PHP SDK for Windows Azure.  As part of Microsoft’s continued commitment to interoperability, we announced the open source PHP SDK for…


Announcing PHP SDK for Windows Azure… and much more!

I’ve just arrived at TechEd India where I’m going to talk about interoperability in my sessions “Build Mission Critical Applications on the Microsoft Platform Using Eclipse, Java & Ruby” and “Developing PHP Applications using Microsoft Software & Services”. In addition to presenting the on-going activities that Microsoft is driving to strengthen interoperability, I’m excited to…