In its continued commitment to interoperability with PHP, the SQL Server Driver for PHP is designed to enable reliable, scalable integration with SQL Server for PHP applications deployed on the Windows platform. The driver is a PHP 5 extension that allows the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts. It provides interfaces for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server starting from SQL Server 2005 (including Express Editions) as well as SQL Azure. It makes use of PHP features, including PHP streams to read and write large objects. With this release, the source code for the driver is available at:
The SQL Server Driver for PHP relies on the Microsoft SQL Server Native Client to communicate with SQL Server. For more information about SQL Server Native Client, visit
the SQL Server Native Client page on MSDN.
The SQL Server Driver for PHP is documented on our
MSDN site including a simple yet complete