SOme quick notes on Microsoft and PHP things that are in motion. Things is such a great Anglo-Saxon word.
July CTP of PHP SDK for Windows Azure. If you are more visual, Rob Bagby has an excellent post and more excellent screencast overview:
Also, pop over to the online webcasts CodeWorks, which is hosted and run by PHP|Architect. These are sponsored by Microsoft.
If you prefer to read magazine style, the May issues of PHP Architect Magazine is a free download. Compliments of Microsoft.