Drupalcon in San Francisco — Microsoft announces the immediate release of their new SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 with PDO support. It is in a CTP stage right now, but can run Drupal 7 reliably.
During Dries’s keynote address he mentioned that the driving force behind this was Microsoft’s desire to run Drupal 7 in a Windows environment. It is exciting, and a bit bewildering, to see Microsoft have such a strong presence at Drupalcon — Drupal is very much a Linux, Open Sourcey project. In saying that, expanding the reach of Drupal to more developers is great and I welcome Microsoft’s presence.
Microsoft are doing a lot of good things lately in the open realm with ASP.NET 4 and their Open Data initiative.