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Have you submitted your response to the survey yet?   If you have,  thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. If you have not yet taken the survey OR have not finished it yet, it’s time to get it completed so that your voice can be heard.   The survey, which is…


SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 is now available

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…


We would like to hear your opinion….

Dear SQL Server developers and users:It is this time of the year when we in the SQL Connectivity product team take a step back, review the priorities and goals for the long term and identify areas that will benefit from investments.We view YOU and your organization as a key stakeholder in this process and would…


SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 Community Technology Preview is now available

Today we are excited to announce that the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft® SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1.   This version of the driver provides new capabilities for building PHP applications and support for SQL Azure as well as support for PHP version 5.3, enabling developers to build PHP applications with relational capabilities…


April 2009 Cumulative Update Now Available!

It is my pleasure to announce that Microsoft has released an update to version 1.0 of the Microsoft SQL Server Driver for PHP.  The update to the driver is the April 2009 Cumulative Update and it contains a series of targeted fixes, the majority of which were reported by the community via the MSDN Forum. …


Paging Data with the SQL Server Driver for PHP

One of the most common tasks of any web application involves allowing a user to ‘page’ through a large amount of data. In other words, given a large result set, the task is to present the user with a manageable subset and allow him/her to navigate through the result set by viewing ‘pages’ (i.e. subsets)…


Working on version 1.1 of the SQL Server Driver for PHP

The SQL Server Driver for PHP team is hard at work on the version 1.1 of the extension.  We’ve received a lot of feedback for feature requests from PHP developers through the blog, forums, the Seattle PHP meetup group, and various conferences.  The most frequent feature requests have been in the following areas:  Support for…


Using the FILESTREAM Functionality of SQL Server 2008

In this post I want to demonstrate how the streaming capabilities of the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP work seamlessly with the new FILESTREAM functionality in SQL Server 2008. The FILESTREAM functionality in SQL Server 2008 enables applications to store unstructured data, such as documents and images, on the file system. Applications can leverage…

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