I like to connect things, I always have. Early in my career as a developer things got build and no one ever considered application integration until after the fact.
When I started at Microsoft in 2001 nobody was integrating ASP.NET and PHP applications and it seemed like a natural thing to want to do to me.
I prefer ASP.NET for new web development but like many of the existing PHP applications like Drupal.
I’ve been doing it ever since and Microsoft’s SQL Driver for PHP makes it much easier to do.
Now you can install the latest version with the Microsoft Web Platform Installer
Get it here http://www.microsoft.com/Web/downloads/