Lot's of interesting links this week...topics ranging from Microsoft's involvement in PHP/Open Source to tips on how to secure a PHP application. As usual, I hope these prove to be interesting and/or helpful...

     

  1. Cal Evans talks about "seeing Microsoft in the big picture" (great discussion follows the post): http://blog.calevans.com/2010/05/25/seeing-microsoft-in-the-big-picture/

  1. This follows on the previous link nicely - Nik Garkusha talks about why the @&*# Microsoft is doing this: http://port25.ca/archive/2010/05/27/why-the-amp-is-microsoft-doing-this.aspx
  2. A WordPress widget that lets you display WinCache stats on your site: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wincache-stats/
  3. This is a great presentation by Kanwaljeet Singla (IIS and WinCache develper) about how to get the most with PHP/Windows and PHP/Windows Azure: http://www.slideshare.net/ksingla/how-to-get-the-most-with-windows-and-windows-azure
  4. Mark Brown (senior product manager on the Web Platform team at Microsoft)talks about announcements made at DrupalCon SF earlier this year and engaging with the Drupal community: http://www.lullabot.com/podcasts/drupal-voices-109-mark-brown-on-microsoft-sql-server-and-drupal-7?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=lullabot
  5. There is a new SQL Server connectivity portal on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/connectivity.aspx
  6. The SQL Server Driver for PHP team is looking for feedback on the SQL Server connectivity portal: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlphp/archive/2010/05/27/need-your-feedback-on-our-new-sql-server-connectivity-portal.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0
  7. This article has some good guidance about how to secure a PHP site: http://www.codediesel.com/php/how-to-fix-php-vulnerabilities/
  8. Guidance about managing application users and passwords: http://www.php-security.org/2010/05/26/mops-submission-10-how-to-manage-a-php-applications-users-and-passwords/index.html

 

Thanks.

-Brian

 

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