New on his blog today Josh Holmes has shared a guide for getting PHP set up on Azure the Microsoft cloud hosting platform.
I thought I'd get some resources out here that would have been useful last week at JumpInCamp]. Specifically in this post, I thought I'd tackle the Windows Azure 4 Eclipse tooling setup.
You'll need to install a few things (including the Azure SDK), be able to modify some settings on your IIS installation and be able to install and configure the Eclipse IDE with the right tools. These can be pulled right from Microsoft's Azure update site. He also mentions a few things that could trip you up along the way like a mystery 500 error and PHP version conflicts. A simple "Hello World" application is included to help ensure things are working correctly.