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  • Blog Post: Preview Refresh of the Microsoft Driver for Node.js for SQL Server

    Hi everyone, We've been overwhelmed with the level of interest from the community since our first preview release of the Microsoft Driver for Node.js for SQL Server. We've had a total of 82 issues created, with 24 bugs closed, and 18 questions asked by our users. We've also marked our very first community...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft Driver for Node.JS for SQL Server

    Dear Node.JS Community, We are excited to announce a preview release of the Microsoft Driver for Node.JS for SQL Server. This new driver enables access to SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL Database from any Node.JS applications. Over the last few months our team has been working diligently toward developing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Drivers 3.0.1 for PHP for SQL Server with PHP 5.4 Support Released

    Dear SQL Server Developer Community, As you know, two weeks ago, we released our 3.0 drivers along with SQL Server 2012 . It was around the same time that PHP 5.4 was also released to the web, and we have received many requests from our community members to support the new PHP runtime. It is my pleasure...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for PHP for SQL Server Released to Web!

    Dear SQL Server Developer Community, We wanted to extend a massive ‘thank you’ to the community in providing feedback for our release of our Customer Technology Preview back in September, and we’ve been working hard to incorporate the feedback you have provided us. You will find...
  • Blog Post: Joomla! 2.5 Adds SQL Server Support!

    This entry has been re-posted from Brian Swan's blog . This is a short post to shareexciting news: Jooma! 2.5, which shipped earlier this week, now has support for SQL Server! Of course, this release contains lots more goodies, but the addition of a database abstraction layer that supports multiple...
  • Blog Post: Available Today: Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver for Linux

    This has been re-posted from the SQL Server Team Blog . In our continued commitment to interoperability, we are very excited to announce the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux! This release will allow native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux...
  • Blog Post: Using SQL Azure to Store PHP Session Data

    This entry is a re-post of Brian Swan 's entry on The Silver Lining blog. In my last post , I looked at the session handling functionality that is built into the Windows Azure SDK for PHP , which uses Azure Tables or Azure Blobs for storing session data. As I wrote that post, I wondered how easy it...
  • Blog Post: Consuming SQL Server Result Sets as XML with PHP

    After the obvious interest at last month's JumpIn Camp with the XML features of SQL Server, Brian Swan has written a great post on consuming result sets as XML in PHP. Go check it out!
  • Blog Post: Drupal 7 and SQL Server – our PDO journey

    Drupal 7 completed a 3-year journey earlier this year by exiting beta stages and declaring itself ready for prime time . Our team (the SQL Server Drivers for PHP team) was fortunate to be part of that journey by working closely with the Drupal community to add SQL Server support to this release. We learned...
  • Blog Post: All about the SQL Server JumpIn! camp

    The SQL Server JumpIn! Camp , was scheduled from Nov 16 th thru 19 th at an excellent facility not too far from Microsoft's main campus with the purpose of bringing key PHP developers and SQL Server engineers together with the goal of supporting SQL Server and SQL Azure, with the last day reserved for...
  • Blog Post: Our survey is about to close

    Have you responded to our survey yet? If you already have, then we thank you for taking the effort and appreciate the feedback. The survey will automatically close on Monday August 16th @ 5:00 PM Seattle time , so if you haven’t started it (or haven’t completed it) yet, there’s still time to complete...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Another opportunity to provide feedback

    Dear PHP developers and SQL Server users, We, the PHP group in the SQL Connectivity product team, received a lot of feedback in our previous survey in Oct 2009, and we responded to the feedback by delivering a PDO driver in our v2.0 release. After releasing our CTP2 for v2.0 of the driver, we have...
  • Blog Post: An update on our CTP2 release

    It's been about two weeks since we released our CTP2 for the SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. While we've been actively monitoring and responding to feedback on our blog/forums, we have also been busy with the last set of "mini features" to complete our CTP2 release. The “mini features”...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP2 is now released

    It is our pleasure to announce the release of Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) of the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0! We would like to thank all who provided feedback and bug reports on our CTP1 release (April 19th) the SQLSRV (our native API) and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. Last week we shared our plans...
  • Blog Post: Plans for our next milestone

    We have seen some increase in activity with more people downloading our driver and either reporting their successes or reporting any issues they run into – for the SQLSRV driver (sqlsrv_xxxx API) to the PDO_SQLSRV driver (PDO API). We’d like to thank you all for your effort and hope that...
  • Blog Post: Need your feedback on our new SQL Server Connectivity portal

    SQL Server, as a database product, has grown over the years and there are multiple ways to connect to it. Often, the different ways to connect to the database get documented and discussed in the various technology sections, and the technology choice determines which connectivity method one is going to...
  • Blog Post: Not much activity on PDO, does this mean "it just works" and we ship it?

    Time and time again we have been told that Microsoft needs to provide a good PDO driver as this is the future direction for PHP. Given how many different feature requests were filed and comments posted (not just on this forum, on our Connect site, blog, survey, etc.), the download and forum activity...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server is now supported by phpBB!

    Our team is really excited to announce the new release of phpBB 3.0.7-PL1 by the phpBB community that supports SQL Server, and one can download it from the Web Application Gallery for a very easy install!! But let’s step back for a moment and provide some background. Microsoft’s Interoperability team...
  • Blog Post: A quick recap of the Jump In! Camp in Zurich

    April has been an incredibly busy week for the team, so it has taken some time to blog about this camp. As they say, better late than never. As several of the attendees blogged before me, I thought that someone else would beat me to highlight the overall goal/format of the camp. But I guess not, so I...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP adds PHP's PDO style data access for SQL Server

    Today at DrupalCon SF 2010, we are reaching an important milestone by releasing a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the new SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 , which includes support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). Alongside our efforts, the Commerce Guys , a company providing ecommerce solutions with Drupal...
  • Blog Post: Helloooooooooooo, is anybody here?

    Well, to start off with, we got a great response to our PHP survey and …. But wait, first things first, let us start off with introductions. I joined the team recently as the Program Manager for this driver. I’ve worked on several technologies in my career and very excited to be a part of this...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 is now available

    It is my pleasure to announce that the Microsoft SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 has released! The SQL Server Driver for PHP team would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback and bug reports throughout the development cycle for the driver. This release marks a very big milestone in...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 Community Technology Preview is now available

    Today we are excited to announce that the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft ® SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1. This version of the driver provides new capabilities for building PHP applications and support for SQL Azure as well as support for PHP version 5.3, enabling developers to build...
  • Blog Post: The SQL Server Driver for PHP is now available in the Web Platform Installer 2.0 beta

    For those who are not already aware of the Web Platform Installer (WPI), it's a great tool for setting up a Windows machine for Web app development and deployment. You can download the beta of WPI 2.0 or the WPI 1.0 release here . PHP itself is available via the WPI 2.0 beta. Installing PHP through...
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