Brian Swan

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    SQL Server Driver for PHP: Understanding Windows Authentication

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    In my last post , I provided an overview of using the SQL Server Driver for PHP . One of the driver features I didn’t mention in that post is the support for Integrated Windows Authentication when connecting to a server. So, that’s what I’ll take a closer...
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    Getting Started with the SQL Server Driver for PHP

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    In this post, I’ll focus on the basics of using the SQL Server Driver for PHP to insert and retrieve data in a SQL Server Express database. I’ll build a web page that exposes enough of the driver functionality for you to understand the basics...
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    How to Run PHP in Windows Azure

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    In my last post I described how to access SQL Azure from PHP, but I described how to do this when PHP was running on my local server. In other words, I only described how to leverage half the cloud. In this post, I’ll leverage the other half of...
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    Getting Started with PHP and SQL Azure

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    [Updated November 9th, 2011] In this post, I’ll show you how to get started with PHP and SQL Azure . I’ll walk you through building a very simple Web page in the same way I did in a recent post: Getting Started with the SQL Server Driver for PHP . That...
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    SQL Server Access From Linux - What Do You Think?

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    Microsoft is getting serious about offering SQL Server access from Linux...and your input is being requested. Actually, the request is that you provide your thoughts about Microsoft offering ODBC support for non-Windows platforms (which would provide...
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    Getting Started with PHP on Windows

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    I started working on some of the posts that I've promised, but I quickly realized I should cover the basics first. So, in this post I’ll cover the requirements, options, and instructions for installing PHP and configuring Internet Information Services...
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