Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with
TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people
interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud.
The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project,
available for download from Microsoft CodePlex. The SDK provides consistent
programming model for Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables, Queues).
Program Manager, Peter Galli, said Microsoft also is announcing “the launch
of a series of projects that offer samples and a toolkit that enable PHP
developers to include Silverlight controls, Microsoft Virtual Earth maps and
IE Webslices and Accelerators in PHP web applications; as well as
automatically generated a simple Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) PHP
application from a table in SQL Server.”
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Alin Irimie's Azure Blog
After more than two “azure” months, with lots of new stuff to learn, a
whole new alphabet soup to digest and a dozen or so Microsoft evangelists
trying to navigate us through the plethora of “cloud services” that seem
to pop up every day from Microsoft’s software-making machine, I believe
something is not right with with the way the information is presented to the
public or with the overall Microsoft strategy. Let me explain.
First of all, everybody is using nowadays “cloud” to describe anything
that runs on the web. Cloud is the new buzzword, and Microsoft... (more)
One thing in the Microsoft cloud I find really interesting is SQL Data
Services and Huron/Data Hub - SQL cloud sync service, one of the “cloud”
offerings I believe has lots of potential and will really make sharing of
data in the cloud so much easier.
I had the pleasure to sit down and talk about this subject with Liam
Cavanagh, Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, with the SDS/Huron team, and get
some insights about the current state and the future of this remarkable new
technology. In this article I’ll talk about SQL Data Services, and I’ll
follow up with one about Data Hub/Huron... (more)
The July CTP of the Windows Azure SDK and Tools was just released. Download
What’s new in the Windows Azure SDK?
The Windows Azure SDK supports developing and deploying services containing
multiple web and worker roles. A service must include at least one role, of
either type, and may include zero or more web roles, and zero or more worker
roles. The new PowershellRole sample hosts the Powershell runtime within a
Windows Azure role. It demonstrates a simple remote console web role as well
as a worker role whose implementation is a Powershell script. The host also
Until this week, using the Windows Azure CTP meant signing up and then
waiting a couple of days for an invitation code to arrive by email. No more.
You can now register for access and receive an invitation code right there on
the spot. No email, no waiting, no excuses.
Go register now and build something cool!
(Via Steve Marx.)
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