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 PHP applications with relational capabilities using SQL Azure Database.    Details of the SQL Azure Database CTP is available in a blogpost here.

 SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 CTP will include:

·         Support for SQL Azure

·         Support for PHP version 5.3

·         Support for UTF-8

·         Support for Scrollable results, row countMigration to SQL Server 2008 Native Client framework that provides for performance enhancements.

You can download the CTP of the SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 here.

The SQL Connectivity PHP team would welcome your feedback on this release.  


Raghu Ram

Principal Group Program Manager

SQL Connectivity


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