Available Today: Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver for Linux

This has been re-posted from the SQL Server Team Blog. In our continued commitment to interoperability, we are very excited to announce the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux! This release will allow native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating systems. To assist our customers…

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Using SQL Azure to Store PHP Session Data

This entry is a re-post of Brian Swan‘s entry on The Silver Lining blog. In my last post, I looked at the session handling functionality that is built into the Windows Azure SDK for PHP, which uses Azure Tables or Azure Blobs for storing session data. As I wrote that post, I wondered how easy…

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Announcing Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux

Greetings Developer community: We heard yesterday and today at the PASS conference about the exciting new areas that we are investing in bringing the power of SQL Server to our customers. Many of our developers who rely on native connectivity to SQL Server primarily use ODBC for their connectivity needs. We have been supporting ODBC…

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Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for PHP for SQL Server Released!

Dear SQL Server Developer Community, thank you very much for your feedback in driving our roadmap. Adding another milestone, the PHP Driver team is very excited to announce the availability of the Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for PHP for SQL Server Community Technology Preview 1! The major highlights of this release include: support for SQL Server…

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Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey [Date extended]

Greetings to the Developer community: Thank you very much for an overwhelming response on our survey. Feedback is continuing to pour in. We are extending the deadline to complete the survey to September 16th, 2011 to allow everyone to provide input. Your feedback helps us on the broad SQL Connectivity components that address major development…

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Checking Your SQL Azure Server Connection

This entry has been cross-posted from the Windows Azure Team Blog. As the SQL Azure July 2011 Service Release is being rolled out, we want to advise you of an important consideration for your application logic. Some customers may be programmatically checking to determine if their application is connected to SQL Azure or another edition…

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Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey

Greetings to the Developer community: Microsoft SQL Server team has been interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys. During the last 2 years, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components that address major development platforms, including ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC and PHP. These surveys…

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PHP Driver for SQL Server now in the PHP Manual

Following our recent inclusion to the PHP Extension Community Library, we are also excited to announce that we have also uploaded the corresponding documentation to the PHP Manual! These are the missing pieces to our PECL extensions, and will provide PHP customers with a convenient place to find information on our extensions. You can find…

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PHP Driver for SQL Server Feature Feedback

We are currently hard at work on the development on our next version of the PHP Driver for SQL Server and would love to hear your thoughts on some features we are evaluating. To this end, how much impact do you find from the following features, and which are most important to you? Always On…

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