SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.1 Supports SQL Server v-Next

This entry has been cross-posted from Brian Swan’s blog. On the heels of today’s announcement at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference of the availability of SQL Server  code name “Denali” CTP3, the SQL Server Migration Assistant Team announced the release of the SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL 5.1. (You can download SSMA here.) This big…


SQL Server JumpIn! Camp Wrap Up

This entry has been cross-posted from Brian Swan’s blog. As I arrived yesterday for day 4 (the last day) of the SQL Server JumpIn! Camp, one participant said to me,“I’m starting to feel worn down.” I think that was the general sentiment of everyone that was there…and with good reason. During each day of the…


Looking Forward to Next Week’s SQL Server JumpIn! Camp

This entry has been cross-posted from Brian Swan’s blog. Next week, Microsoft will host its second SQL Server JumpIn! Camp, and I’m very excited to be a participant (take a look at the list (below) of PHP applications and frameworks that will be represented and you will understand why!). I was fortunate enough to attend…


Release to PECL

On behalf of the Microsoft PHP Driver for SQL Server team, it is my great pleasure to announce that we have published both SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV to the PHP Extension Community Library!  You can find our packages at:http://pecl.php.net/package/sqlsrvhttp://pecl.php.net/package/pdo_sqlsrv This has been a long-standing request from the PHP community, and we are pleased to finally be…


Introduction and Removal of PHP Driver for SQL Server 1.1 download links.

I should precede the following post with an introduction. I recently started at Microsoft as the Program Manager for the PHP Driver for SQL Server. Since then, I’ve been ramping up on the many aspects of the job, not the least of which is learning what makes the PHP community great! With our release of…

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Drupal 7 and SQL Server – our PDO journey

Drupal 7 completed a 3-year journey earlier this year by exiting beta stages and declaring itself ready for prime time. Our team (the SQL Server Drivers for PHP team) was fortunate to be part of that journey by working closely with the Drupal community to add SQL Server support to this release. We learned a…