From the “Yeah, Microsoft does release open source code” files:
Microsoft has been getting cozy with PHP last few years and is now getting expanding the relationship. Today Microsoft announced a new open source Software Developer Kit (SDK) for PHP on Microsoft’s cloud services platform Windows Azure.
The idea is to make it easier for PHP developer to hook into Azure. Microsoft is also aiming to make it easier for PHP developers to work with Silverlight and IE 8 with code samples and tools.
For IE 8, the PHP integration is specifically for the Web Slices and Accelerators feature, which pull up specific element of content from a site…