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Updated SQL Server PHP Driver Now Available 

As part of SQL Server’s ongoing interoperability program, we are pleased to announce an updated Microsoft SQL Server driver for PHP.  The new driver, which supports PHP 5.6, is now available! This driver allows developers who use the PHP scripting language to access Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database, and to take advantage...Read more

Available Now: Preview Release of the SQL Server PHP Driver 

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...Read more

Microsoft’s Commitment to Interoperability 

In our continued commitment to interoperability, we would like to share what the SQL Server product team has been doing for Java and PHP developers. We understand that our customers have application development across all platforms, so providing consistent data access across multi-platform solutions is our mission. We provide enterprise-class solutions for Java developers to...Read more

SQL Server JumpIn! Camp: Engineers helping engineers 

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to participate in and contribute to the PHP community we’re excited to be working together with some of the key PHP applications in the world. The first SQL Server JumpIn! camp was a huge success and we expect this one to be even more so! We look forward to four...Read more

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 complexity...Read more

New PHP Blog from Brian Swan 

My name is Brian Swan. I’m a fan of both PHP and Microsoft technologies, and I work in the  SQL Server organization here at Microsoft as a content publisher. I’ve started a new blog,, to follow Microsoft’s endeavors into PHP interoperability and to provide PHP developers with technical content that helps them write PHP...Read more

SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack Released 

A collection of 26 free stand-alone tools, components and frameworks has been released. This collection is designed to enhance using and developing for SQL Server 2008 as well as other versions of SQL Server. The Feature Pack consists of the following: Microsoft ADOMD.NET ADOMD.NET is a Microsoft .NET Framework object model that enables software developers...Read more

PHP Driver 1.0 for SQL Server 2005 released with source 

  Exciting news for PHP developers — version 1.0 of the much anticipated SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is now available for download. And to show Microsoft’s level of commitment to the PHP community, the full source code has been posted to Microsoft’s CodePlex web site. This new driver makes it easy for PHP...Read more