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Have you heard about extension methods yet? If you have then you probably know exactly what the title of this blog means. I can see this becoming one of the most asked about exceptions in the coming release. At least until the dust settles.   <Edit> If you are running into the above exception, you…

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Blogging about link Extensions

There are not a lot of guidelines about blogging, the one that I like to adhere to is that I only blog about bits that you can go and play with. This ends up creating gaps in my blogging history as I move to new unpublished products. I have moved, oh not far I am…

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JDBC V1.1 Distributed Transactions with Read Committed and Snapshot isolation.

One of the biggest changes you may not have noticed in the v1.1 2005 JDBC driver is that we have changed the default isolation level for Distributed Transactions from Serializable to Read Committed. This is in line with other JDBC drivers like our 2000 jdbc driver.   In this blog I am going to discuss…

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JDBC Snapshot isolation level

I have gotten some questions about using Sql Server 2005 with the 2005 JDBC driver. There are unfortunately a lot of misconceptions in this area. Here are some notes to make this a little bit easier to understand.   The first thing you need to understand about Snapshot isolation level is that it only works…

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JDBC 2005 v1.1 is now available.

The v1.1 2005 JDBC driver is now available for download here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ref/jdbc/   This is a release I am personally really proud of, and we could not have done it without you!   Maybe it’s the fact that not that many people in the company are doing java development, that we are using eclipse as…

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JDBC June 2006 Community Tech Preview available.

Announcing the June 2006 Community Tech Preview of the JDBC 2005 driver:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f914793a-6fb4-475f-9537-b8fcb776befd&displaylang=en   This preview contains all the changes of CTP 1 including Integrated Security, it includes rollup fixes for all the QFEs we have shipped to date and we have addressed most customer issues filed through the product feedback center.   To round it off we…

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JDBC v1.1 CTP and the Product Feedback Center

When you get down to it Customer feedback is what makes a project like this interesting and worthwhile. This is the first project I have worked in where the Product Feedback Center has made such an important difference and a BIG thank you to those of you that have taken the time to file bugs…

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JDBC v1.1 CTP Using Type 2 Integrated Security

To use the Type 2 Integrated Security feature with the v1.1 CTP (if you don’t have this already make sure to get it! see my previous blog) you only need to make sure that the Windows authentication DLL is visible to the application that is going to use it (This usually means it is in the…

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JDBC V1.1 CTP Available

I am proud to say that the first community preview release of the SQL Server 2005 JDBC v1.1 driver is now available. This build includes Type-2 integrated authentication  for Windows XP and Windows 2003 clients (windows 2000 client support to come in the next CTP). It also incorporates bug fixes from customer feedback of the v1.0 driver…

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JDBC 2005 beta 2 getting started with SQLEXPRESS

Sql Express is going to be a good match for the Sql Server 2005 JDBC provider, it is free, it is relatively easy to set up and deploy and it has all the power of Sql Server 2005 for low end applications. There are a few  things to keep in mind when using Sql Express…

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