Microsoft PHP Drivers 5.1.2 Preview for SQL Server Released!

Hi all, We are excited to announce the technical preview for SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. The driver now supports basic CRUD functionalities with the Always Encrypted feature. Notable items about 5.1.2-preview release: Added Support for non-UTF8 locales in Linux and macOS Fixed Fixed crash caused by executing an invalid query in a transaction (Issue #434) Fixed…

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Microsoft Drivers 4.0 for PHP Linux for SQL Server Released!

Dear PHP Community, We are pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft PHP Linux Driver 4.0 for SQL Server! The new driver enables access to SQL Server 2008+, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any PHP 7 application on Linux. Going forward, we will continue to fix bugs and ship regular updates to…

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Early technical preview of Microsoft Drivers 4.0.7 for PHP on Linux for SQL Server Released!

Dear PHP Community, We are excited to announce that PECL packages for Linux SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV drivers (4.0.7) are available. You can also find pre-compiled binaries (4.0.7) with PHP 7.0.13 for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and RedHat 7 here. Here is a summary of the bug fixes and improvements: Fixed string truncation error when inserting long…

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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 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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Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for PHP for SQL Server Released to Web!

Dear SQL Server Developer Community, We wanted to extend a massive ‘thank you’ to the community in providing feedback for our release of our Customer Technology Preview back in September, and we’ve been working hard to incorporate the feedback you have provided us. You will find that we’ve fixed many issues you reported, and we…


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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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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