April 2009 Cumulative Update Now Available!

It is my pleasure to announce that Microsoft has released an update to version 1.0 of the Microsoft SQL Server Driver for PHP.  The update to the driver is the April 2009 Cumulative Update and it contains a series of targeted fixes, the majority of which were reported by the community via the MSDN Forum. …


Using the FILESTREAM Functionality of SQL Server 2008

In this post I want to demonstrate how the streaming capabilities of the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP work seamlessly with the new FILESTREAM functionality in SQL Server 2008. The FILESTREAM functionality in SQL Server 2008 enables applications to store unstructured data, such as documents and images, on the file system. Applications can leverage…

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Working with the New SQL Server 2008 Data Types

One question we have heard a lot since releasing the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is “Does the driver work with SQL Server 2008?” The short answer is “Yes!” However, because the driver relies on the SQL Server 2005 ODBC driver to handle low-level communications with the server, we have heard some follow up…

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