Drupal 7 and SQL Server – our PDO journey

Drupal 7 completed a 3-year journey earlier this year by exiting beta stages and declaring itself ready for prime time. Our team (the SQL Server Drivers for PHP team) was fortunate to be part of that journey by working closely with the Drupal community to add SQL Server support to this release. We learned a…


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…


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…


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…


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…


A quick recap of the Jump In! Camp in Zurich

April has been an incredibly busy week for the team, so it has taken some time to blog about this camp. As they say, better late than never. As several of the attendees blogged before me, I thought that someone else would beat me to highlight the overall goal/format of the camp. But I guess…