Sean Michael Kerner blogs about Microsoft's initiative to take PHP to the cloud.

"Today Zend Framework 1.10 was released including support for Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services. Zend Framework is a PHP framework for application development and deployment that already has benefited from contributions from IBM, Google and others.

The new Zend_Service_WindowsAzure component was actually contributed by Microsoft to the open source Zend Framework project. It enables to PHP developers to call Windows Azure APIs from within PHP applications."

Read the rest here: http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2010/01/zend-framework-110-joins-php-t.html