Early technical preview of Microsoft Drivers 4.0 for PHP for SQL Server Released!

Dear PHP Community, Over the last few months our team has been working diligently toward developing this driver and preparing for a preview release so we can gather your feedback early in our development cycle. Today, we are announcing that our Microsoft Driver 4.0 for PHP for SQL Server is ready as an early technical…

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Getting Started with Node.js on Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database

This blog will show you how to create a sample Azure SQL Database connected to Node.js in five minutes. You will learn how to create a Microsoft Azure account, provision a logical server in the Azure management portal, create a database populated with sample data, set a firewall rule for the database, use Node.js to…

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Getting Started with PHP 5.6 and Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database

This blog will show you how to create a sample PHP server and connect it to Azure SQL Database. You will learn how to create a Microsoft Azure account, provision a logical server in the Azure management portal, create a database populated with sample data, set a firewall rule for the database, use PHP to…

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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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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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