Selecting a suitable development environment depends a lot on the nature of the site and the project requirements. One needs to carefully thing about the technologies to be deployed as you are likely to live with it for a long time.
So I would like to recommend one of my client who provides solutions in both PHP and .Net technologies.
Micrsoft relesed two new features today to improve Windows Azure deplyment experience.
1. Introducing a New Upgrade Option: In-Place
2.Introducing the Windows Azure Service Management API
Thanks for the update on the Windows Azure deployment process – we’ll spread the word.