Welcome to the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP Team Blog! Our team (part of the Data Programmability—DP—team within the SQL Server organization at Microsoft) is actively developing a PHP 5 extension that allows robust SQL Server data access from within PHP scripts. We are excited about our first Community Technology Preview (CTP) and are working hard to continue its development. As we do so, we look forward to hearing your thoughts and sharing ours via this blog.



The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is a PHP 5 extension that allows the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts. The extension provides a procedural interface for accessing data in all editions (including Express) of SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000. The API makes use of PHP features, including PHP streams to read and write large objects.


What is available now?

The SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP (October 2007) Community Technology Preview (CTP) is a preview release not intended for production purposes and can be downloaded here.


Additional Resources

For peer-to-peer support please visit the SQL Server Data Access Forum .

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