Brian Swan

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    Creating PHP Websites with WebMatrix

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    Note: WebMatrix now supports PHP "out of the box". You no loger need to do any manual configuration (as detailed in this post) to get PHP support in WebMatrix. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/features.aspx . Last week...
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    How to Page Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP

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    [Author's note: See this post for an alternative strategy for paging data: Paging Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP: Simplified .] Shortly after the 1.0 version of the SQL Server Driver for PHP was released , I posted on the team blog as about...
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    Windows Azure Command Line Tools for PHP Available in Web Platform Installer

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    The Windows Azure Command Line Tools for PHP are now available in the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI). This announcement was made on the Interoperability Team blog as part of a post that outlines interoperability elements of a cloud platform...
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    This Week’s Link List (July 23, 2010)

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    Wow! This has been a busy week…especially when it comes to news about Windows Azure and SQL Azure. If you are wondering what Windows Azure and SQL Azure have to do with PHP, just follow the first link, which will take you to a comprehensive article...
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    This Week’s Link List (July 30, 2010)

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    I love seeing content coming from folks I have met (either in person or virtually)…this week’s list reflects that (and a very active/productive PHP community!). And,news/information/tutorials about Windows Azure continue… The...
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    Restoring a SQL Server Database from PHP

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    A while back I wrote a post that described how to backup a database from PHP . However, I ran into a bug when trying to restore a database from PHP, so I resorted to using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to execute the RESTORE statement. Since then...
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    This Week’s Link List (July 2, 2010)

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    Is it July already?! How did that happen? Despite spending too much time following numerous World Cup-related links, I did managed to come across lots of interesting PHP-Microsoft stuff this week…from updates/announcements by the IIS and SQL Server...
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    Accessing Windows Azure Blob Storage from PHP

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    June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP . This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows...
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    This Week’s Link List (July 9, 2010)

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    Most of the links that caught my eye this week had to do with the Imagine Cup or Windows/SQL Azure, but there were other good ones as well…including blog posts by the MS Interoperability team, Ibuildings, and the MS Web Platform team... The...
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    The Week’s Link List (July 16, 2010)

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    Here’s my list of this week’s interesting Microsoft/PHP links. Lots of news about WebMatrix this week, news about Microsoft at OSCON next week, and more… Andrew Burst provides an overview of WebMatrix and takes a very interesting...
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    Accessing Windows Azure Queues from PHP

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    June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP . This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows...
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