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."