MS SQL Equivalent of specific MySQL Alter table commands

Dear sirs,
What can be the MS SQL equivalent of the following MySQL commands?
Alter table table1 add column middleName varchar(50) after firstName
Alter table table1 add column employeID int first
Actually I am looking at reordering columns in MS SQL programmatically.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Omer Pitou
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Shaun KlineLead Software EngineerCommented:
I'm not aware of any specific command that will do that. MS SQL's ALTER TABLE / ADD COLUMN only adds columns to the end of the table. When you need to reorder columns, you need to create a temporary table with the new column order, then import the data from the existing table to the new table, drop the existing table and then rename the new table. This is how SQL Server Management Studio does it when you choose the Generate Script option after modifying a table's structure.
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Omer-PitouAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your prompt reply. Hope Microsoft will add something like that in the future version.
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