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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Announcing Web Matrix 2

Today we are excited to announce the official release of WebMatrix 2! This version includes tons of new features and improvements. In this overview, we will show you how WebMatrix makes it easier to build websites with PHP and publish them. Here is the download page if you want to skip the intro and dive right…

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SAG Awards Drupal Website Moves to Windows Azure

This has been re-posted from the Microsoft Interoperability blog. The success of the recent Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony was buoyed by the move of its Drupal-based website hosted on internal Linux servers to one hosted on Windows Azure. The SAG Awards site is a highly visible, high-traffic website running on Drupal. Hosting it on…

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