Today we are pleased to announce the availability of a community technology preview release of the SQL Server Driver for PHP! Download the preview driver today here.

This release will allow developers who use the PHP scripting language version 5.5 to access Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.   The full source code for the driver will be made available on GITHUB, at
The updated driver is part of SQL Server’s wider interoperability program, which includes the upcoming release of a JDBC Driver for SQL Server compatible with JDK7. This driver will enable customers to develop applications that connect to SQL Server against Java 7 and move forward with the Java platform.

We look forward to hearing your feedback about the new driver. Let us know what you think via GitHub.