On Tuesday, Bill Staples announced the imminent release of the October 2007 Community Technology Preview as part of the Zend/PHP Conference keynote address. It is my pleasure to announce that today, this release is available for download by our customers and the PHP community. This CTP is intended to provide the PHP community an early look at the PHP/SQL Server connectivity story planned for release in the first half of CY2008, and to gather feedback from the community to help refine the design of the API, the feature set, and the target scenarios.
This release marks another step in substantiating Microsoft's continued commitment to interoperability. SQL Server joins IIS in providing components optimized to enable PHP to run effectively on the Microsoft platform, giving our customers greater choice, and creating a stronger value proposition around deploying PHP applications on Microsoft technology.