Update release of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server

The recent version 2.0 of the driver has been very well received, with a fair amount of activity on our forum. Our team has been actively engaged with providing support to our developer community to adopt this version – especially the PDO driver. Based on the issues reported so far, we found that a few…


All about the SQL Server JumpIn! camp

The SQL Server JumpIn! Camp, was scheduled from Nov 16th thru 19th at an excellent facility not too far from Microsoft’s main campus with the purpose of bringing key PHP developers and SQL Server engineers together with the goal of supporting SQL Server and SQL Azure, with the last day reserved for Windows Azure and…


Broader survey for all SQL Server customers

First, a big thank you to all who responded to our previous survey we posted this summer. We had a great response and are factoring the feedback into updating our roadmap for the drivers. We have now posted another survey that is applicable to all SQL Server customers/developers. Verbatim text below, and look forward to…


Our survey is about to close

Have you responded to our survey yet? If you already have, then we thank you for taking the effort and appreciate the feedback. The survey will automatically close on Monday August 16th @ 5:00 PM Seattle time, so if you haven’t started it (or haven’t completed it) yet, there’s still time to complete it so…


Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 released!!

Microsoft is announcing an important interoperability milestone: the release of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0!! The major highlight of this release is the addition of the PDO_SQLSRV driver, which adds support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). The PHP community has signaled that PDO is the future as it removes data access…


Another opportunity to provide feedback

Dear PHP developers and SQL Server users, We, the PHP group in the SQL Connectivity product team, received a lot of feedback in our previous survey in Oct 2009, and we responded to the feedback by delivering a PDO driver in our v2.0 release. After releasing our CTP2 for v2.0 of the driver, we have…


An update on our CTP2 release

It’s been about two weeks since we released our CTP2 for the SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. While we’ve been actively monitoring and responding to feedback on our blog/forums, we have also been busy with the last set of “mini features” to complete our CTP2 release. The “mini features” are limited to our installer for our…


SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP2 is now released

It is our pleasure to announce the release of Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) of the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0! We would like to thank all who provided feedback and bug reports on our CTP1 release (April 19th) the SQLSRV (our native API) and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. Last week we shared our plans for…


What is a Community Technology Preview (CTP)?

We’ve been asked this question quite a few times and have noticed myself that this term is new to many in the PHP community. So we thought we’ll take a moment to clarify. Typically, a software product release consists of the following phases: Definition: “what is the release about?”, “what are the key themes/scenarios for…


Plans for our next milestone

We have seen some increase in activity with more people downloading our driver and either reporting their successes or reporting any issues they run into – for the SQLSRV driver (sqlsrv_xxxx API) to the PDO_SQLSRV driver (PDO API). We’d like to thank you all for your effort and hope that our responses were quick enough…