Windows Azure Companion is an amazing way of how you can deploy platform components as well as applications onto the Windows Azure Platform. Initially the CTP has been tested with PHP runtimes, frameworks, and applications, but can be extended to be used for deploying any component or application that has been tested to run on Windows Azure.
Some new features of the March CTP release:
- Built using Windows Azure SDK 1.4
- Uses Full IIS for admin and PHP web sites
- Used standard port #3306 for MySQL or MariaDB
- SSL support admin and PHP web sites
Amazing for seamless and quick installation of components on top of Windows Azure, so if you are deploying customized environments on Windows Azure roles, definitely a tool for you.