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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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…


Need your feedback on our new SQL Server Connectivity portal

SQL Server, as a database product, has grown over the years and there are multiple ways to connect to it. Often, the different ways to connect to the database get documented and discussed in the various technology sections, and the technology choice determines which connectivity method one is going to use. For example, if one…


SQL Server is now supported by phpBB!

Our team is really excited to announce the new release of phpBB 3.0.7-PL1 by the phpBB community that supports SQL Server, and one can download it from the Web Application Gallery for a very easy install!! But let’s step back for a moment and provide some background. Microsoft’s Interoperability team has been working with a…