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Microsoft Drivers 4.0 for PHP for SQL Server with PHP 7.0 Support Released

Dear PHP Community,

We wanted to extend a massive ‘thank you’ for providing feedback for our preview releases over the last few weeks. We’ve been working hard to incorporate the feedback you have provided us. You will find that we’ve fixed many issues you reported, and we are proud to be able to release the final build of our 4.0 drivers. We will continue to fix bugs and ship regular updates to the GitHub repository. The new driver enables access to SQL Server 2008+, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any PHP 7 application.

The major highlights of this release include: support for SQL Server 2016, PHP7, bug fixes, and better test coverage.

Here is a summary of the improvements from our previous release

  • Fixed a heap corruption when binding parameters in a prepare statement with error
  • Fixed leaks in SQLSRV streams and output parameters handling
  • Fixed leaks in SQLSRV fetch object
  • Fixed leaks in SQLSRV binding object parameters
  • Fixed leaks in SQLSRV buffered result set
  • Fixed leaks in SQLSRV getting datetime and stream fields
  • Fixed leaks in PDO_SQLSRV field cache
  • Fixed leaks in PDO_SQLSRV construct when connecting with error
  • Fixed leaks in PDO_SQLSRV exception handling

We will continue to make bug fixes and adding new features on your feedback on GitHub.

Future Plans

Going forward we plan on improving the current Linux port, expand SQL 16 Feature Support (example: Always Encrypted), build verification/fundamental tests, and bug fixes reported on GitHub

Getting the Product Ready Release

You can find the latest bits on our Github repository, at our existing address. We provide support for any bugs reported on our Github Issues page. As always, we welcome contributions of any kind, be they Pull Requests, or Feature Enhancements. Additionally, you can also get the pre packaged exe from the Download Center.

I’d like to thank everyone on behalf of the team for supporting us in our endeavors to provide you with a high-quality driver. Happy downloading!

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