To make things a bit quicker when using Phing on Windows use the following registry entry to create a right click option that integrates with Phing.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
@="cmd.exe /K phing -f \"%1\""
Save the above text into a file with a .reg file extension and run it by double clicking on it (you can also right click and select Merge). You will get a message asking if you want to add information to the registry, click "Yes" to allow the entry.