Now Microsoft can do to PHP what they have done to HTML. Expect more fragmentation.
And Microsoft fanbois ... please try to avoid falling into the trap. The ONLY reason why Microsoft believes a new implementation of PHP is needed is because its own products do not play well with standards. Once you get your head into the Microsoft programming sand, it's tough to get out. So if you want a bright future with loads of options ... stick with standard PHP and avoid developing apps that REQUIRE PHPAzure and end up limiting your career choices.