Chris Pucci of Microsoft has contributed a database abstraction layer implementation for the new SQL Server Driver for PHP
to phpBB. The new DBAL is going to be contained in the 3.0.8 release. Since 3.0.7 was only released a few weeks ago and 3.0.8 is presumably still several months away, we decided to repackage 3.0.7-PL1 with the new DBAL included to reach a wider testing audience.
This package is also going to be the basis of the phpBB package available on Microsoft's Web App Gallery
. The Windows Web Platform Installer
can be used to easily install phpBB as well aincludings the required webserver and database (SQL Server or MySQL).
We are only providing a full installation package for this release and no instructions for updates from previous versions, since we do not recommend to migrate existing installations at this point.phpBB-3.0.7-PL1-mssqlnative.2.zip
(Web Platform Installer Package)