Today Windows Azure Interoperability team released updated Windows Azure Companion for PHP which is based on new Azure SDK 1.3 WOW!!!

The amazing Windows Azure Companion - December 2010 CTP release is now available for immediate download.

This release includes following new great features:


  • Built using Windows Azure SDK 1.3Preview
  • Uses Full IIS for admin and PHP web sites.
  • SSL support admin and PHP w sites. There are two separate projects for SSL and non-SSL.
  • RDP support is also available with SSL enabled companion. Single certificates used for SSL and RDP
  • Exposes WCF service that can be used to programmatically perform operations done by the admin web site. One can automate PHP application installation on Windows Azure. The endpoints of this WCF service is as follows. You need to use same admin credentials to authenticate with this WCF service. SSL support is also available for this WCF service
    • Without SSL: http://****
    • With SSL: https://****


The direct link for the Azure PHP Companion is as below:

The following long “Advanced Windows Azure Companion Guide” is still based on SDK 1.2 and i will spend some time later to update it for 1.3. The content material is still fully relevant: