It is my pleasure to announce that the Microsoft SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 has released!
The SQL Server Driver for PHP team would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback and bug reports throughout the development cycle for the driver.
This release marks a very big milestone in our continued pursuit for interoperability while also providing support for PHP ver 5.3. This driver will enable developers to build PHP applications with relational database capabilities to both SQL Server as well as SQL Azure databases. There are some key performance improvements as well as new features such as support for UTF-8 encoding and scrollable result sets.
The driver is available for download on the MSDN download site. We encourage you to download the driver and explore the sample application described in the .chm file. If you'd prefer to access our documentation on-line, it's available on the MSDN site. We welcome your feedback, feature requests and bug reports on our MSDN Forum.
What about the source?
Microsoft has published the source code to the driver on the CodePlex site. There, you can download the source code and provide feedback in the form of bug reports and feature requests.
We understand that many developers will download the source code from CodePlex to create their own build(s) of the driver. However, Microsoft supports only the signed version of the driver from the MSDN download site. If you're using a custom built version of the driver and encounter problems, please reproduce the problem with the Microsoft-built driver before contacting Microsoft support.
How will Microsoft respond to feedback and update the driver?
We will be responsive to feedback on the MSDN Forum, weighing in on both feature requests and bug reports.
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