If you use or develop PHP applications on IIS, then the name Shane Caraveo should be no stranger to you. Shane Caraveo wrote the first Win32 port of PHP back in the late 90's, and was also responsible for writing the first ISAPI and FastCGI modules for IIS, and also getting support for these modules committed to the PHP core. To say Shane's work has been instrumental in getting PHP to where it is today on the Windows / IIS platform is a rather large understatement.
Although Shane has now moved on and is now working for ActiveState, his legacy still remains in the PHP arena and I thought I'd pick his brains to see what his thoughts where on the future of PHP on IIS. Shane was gracious enough to offer some time to talk PHP, FastCGI and IIS, and this is what he had to say.