phpbenelux - Microsoft & PHP (Web Platform Installer, Bridges and Azure)
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phpbenelux - Microsoft & PHP (Web Platform Installer, Bridges and Azure)



Session presented at phpbenelux User Group on 28 October 2009.

Session presented at phpbenelux User Group on 28 October 2009.



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    phpbenelux - Microsoft & PHP (Web Platform Installer, Bridges and Azure) phpbenelux - Microsoft & PHP (Web Platform Installer, Bridges and Azure) Presentation Transcript

    • Make Web Not War
      Say(Hello); to the Microsoft Web Platform
      We Say(Hello); to you
      Katrien De Graeve
      Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Belgium (Twitter: @katriendg)
      Maarten Balliauw
      Software Engineer, RealDolmen (Twitter: @maartenballiauw)
    • Agenda
      Microsoft and Open Source?
      Open Source Technology Center
      PHP on Windows overview
      Windows Server 2008 + PHP
      Windows Web Platform
      SQL Server Driver for PHP
      Extending support for PHP (aka bridges)
      Head in the clouds
    • Microsoft Open Source Technology Center
    • Microsoft and the PHP Community
    • Combined Effort for PHP Excellence
      First LGPL Open Source project that Microsoft has contributed to
      SQL Server PHP Driver
      This first release of SQL Server Driver for PHP is designed to enable PHP applications to be developed and deployed on SQL Server
      IIS7+ FastCGI
      Improvement the performance of PHP on Windows
      Expression Web 3.0
      Broadens tool focus to support PHP site editing
    • Community Feedback
      Enthusiastic and positive feedback from the users base and in the press
      Increasing support from other core developers
      More has been done in a couple of months than in the last 5 years Rob Richards, PHP Core Developer, LibXml Maintainer
      Applying windows specific changes in PHP code has become substantially easier
      I do not care about windows attitude is going away
      80K downloads of PHP 5.3.0 Alpha via (3 months)
    • Introducing the Microsoft Web Platform
      A powerful set of tools, servers and technologies optimized for building and hosting next generation web applications.
    • Microsoft Web Platform Installer
      Makes it simple for anyone using Windows Server or Client to design, develop, discover, deploy and run web applications.
      Install the latest versions of FREE Microsoft Web Platform tools, web server and extensions, database and frameworks including PHP.
      Stay up-to-date and explore what’s new.
      Runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
    • ..including popular ASP.NETandPHPwebapps from the community.
    • Web Platform Installer
    • PHPSupport in Windows Server 08
      Integrated support with IIS 7.0 and Fast CGI
      CGI and ISAPI was the only supported SAPIs on prior IIS versions
      CGI – Stable but too slow
      ISAPI – Fast but not stable
      FastCGI support added in IIS 5.1, IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0
      Reliable and fast PHP processing
      WinCache IIS extension (New!)
      Increase PHP application performance on Windows by caching PHP bytecode in memory
      Reduce file system I/O overhead by caching the PHP scripts in memory
      Avoid redundant mapping for absolute paths by using relative file path cache
    • THE SQL Server for PHP DRIVER
      The SQL Server Driver for PHP is designed to enable reliable, scalable integration with SQL Server for PHP applications deployed on the Windows platform.
      SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 includes
      Support for SQL Azure
      Support for PHP version 5.3
      Support for UTF-8
    • PHP Interoperability with Microsoft TechnologiesA bunch of stuff
      PHP Interop Projects
      PHP SDK for Windows Azure Storage
      Toolkit for PHP with ADO.NET Data Services
      IE8 Webslices & Accelerators for PHP
      Silverlight for PHP
      PHP-SQL CRUD Application builder
      Silverlight CRUD Application builder
      Live Maps PHP Toolkit
      Live Messenger Tutorial
    • PHP SQL CRUD Application Wizard
      Logical architecture
      A code generator that creates a simple "Create, Read, Update, Delete“ (CRUD) PHP application from a Microsoft SQL Server database table.
      Code generator build in .NET
      Creates PHP code and classes to support:
      Data Navigation,paging, sorting
      UI customization with simple CSS
      Project site:
      Run time
      Design Time
      Microsoft SQL Server
      Design Time
      Design time
      Windows Azure offers a simple, reliable, and powerful platform for the creation of web applications and services
      Scale up and down seamlessly
      Maximize resource utilization
      Leverage your language and skills to build cloud-based applications, including PHP
      ASP.NET Web Application Framework
    • What is ?
      It is an operating system for the cloud
      It is designed for utility computing
      It has four primary features:
      Service management
      Developer experience
    • + FastCGI
      Windows Azure now supports
      The FastCGI module
      PHP enabled via xcopy deploy of PHP runtime binaries
      And, the IIS7 URL rewrite module to enable friendly URL’s with PHP apps
    • Use PHP while realizing the benefits of Windows Azure
      Automated service management
      You define the rules and provide your code
      The platform follows the rules: deploys, monitors, and manages your service
      A powerful service hosting environment
      All of the hardware: servers; load balancers; …
      Scalable, available cloud storage (via REST)
      Blobs, tables, queues, …
      Developer Experience: Simulated cloud environment
      + FastCGI
    • PHP SDK for Windows Azure
      Logical architecture
      Enables PHP developers to take advantage of the Microsoft Cloud Services Platform  – Windows Azure.  
      Open source project being contributed to Zend Framework (
      PHP classes for Windows Azure Blobs, Tables & Queues (for CRUD operations)
      Helper Classes for HTTP transport, AuhN/AuthZ, REST & Error Management
      Manageability, Instrumentation & Logging support
      Project site:
      Your PHP application
      Deployment scenarios
      PHP Runtime
      Any internet connected Server
      PHP Runtime
    • Upcoming demo: ImageCloud architecture
      End Users
      Worker Role
      Computation Services
      Table Storage
      Blob Storage
      Queue Service
      Storage Services
    • PHP on Windows Azure
    • Someannouncements…
      Eclipse “next-generation experience” on Windows 7 project
      Jump lists
      Taskbar integration
      Look and feel for Java apps
      Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP developers
      Includes (PHP SDK)
      Windows Azure SDK for Java developers
      Eclipse tools forSilverlight
    • Let’s Revisit: Why Microsoft?
      Microsoft has a thriving ecosystem of over 6 million active ASP.NET and .NET developers (and building a strong base of PHP developers building on Windows and IIS)
      Open Source developers have expressed the desire to build applications on Windows and distribute them through a Windows Web Application Gallery; we have a community ready
      Offering the most current Windows Web Platform will ensure your ability to meet our customers needs as we drive demand for our platform
      Microsoft has an expansive marketing channel and comprehensive guidance to help you take advantage of the pipeline and meet those customer expectations
    • A Call to Action
      Try out the Web Platform Installer & Gallery!
      Did we mention it’s all FREE?
      Comemeet us at UX@Vitra – 25th November
    • Resources
      SQL Server Driver for PHP
      PHP on Windows Training Kit
      Windows Azure Training Kit
      MSDN Blogs (interoperability)
      Channel 9
      PORT 25
    • THANK YOU!