I want a new tag added called:
Trying to find an answer to a php-sqlsrv problem is really hard. And trying to make the php-sqlsrv driver work is such a chore. I don't want to see questions about the php-mssql driver, which is what most of the [php] [sql-server] questions are.
For anyone doubting the need for this new tag, I challenge you / dare you to write some PHP code that uses the php-sqlsrv driver.
Also, look at the PHP.net documentation. You will see that there are almost zero user-submitted comments (I think I added the first and only comment... and it has since been removed). You will see that the examples do not cover edge cases.
There are 2 PHP drivers for connecting to SQL Server: