As Brian Swan mentions in his latest blog post the CTP2 release of the Microsoft PHP driver for SQL Server has been released!
The SQL Server Driver for PHP team has announced the release of CTP 2 of the Microsoft Driver for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 (download here). (If you don't know what a "CTP" release is, see Ashay's blog post from yesterday.) Back in April the team announced the release of CTP1 at DrupalCon SF, which added PDO support to the 1.1 release of the driver. Since then, the team has been working hard to incorporate community feedback into this release. In this post, I'll take a look at some of the changes that have been incorporated based on community feedback.
Updates in this release include code refactoring for more common functionality between drivers, a change in to PDO construction (a DSN now needs to be specified), error message handling updated to use the character set and several bugfixes through out. The post has more details on these updates and even includes some code snippets to show some of the new formats.