Microsoft releases PHP Linux Driver 4.0 for SQL Server

Microsoft has announced PHP Linux Driver 4.0 for SQL Server. The new driver enables access to SQL Server 2008+ Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any PHP 7 application on Linux.
 
 
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Microsoft, in its official blog, states,
 
“The major highlights of this release include: support for SQL Server 2016, PHP7 and PHP7.1, Linux (Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and RedHat 7.2), PECL packages, bug fixes, and better test coverage.”
 
Detailed information on the improvements this release brings, have been provided in the official blog.