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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JDBC Beta 2 connection string properties

As you have probably seen by now we have shipped beta 2 of the Sql Server 2005 JDBC driver.   http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/2005/jdbc.mspx   We have put a lot of work into this beta and it is with some trepidation that I see it go out the door. We have made a lot of hard decisions, our design philosophy…

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JDBC getting started with the 2005 JDBC driver for Sql Server 2000 and Sql server 2005

If you had told me a year ago that I would be working on a JDBC driver I would have honestly thought you were kidding. If you had suggested a ship date concurrent with Sql Server 2005 (within a reasonable window) I would have laughed out loud. This is turning out to be a tremendously…

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JDBC the new member of the DataWorks family, Sql Server 2005 JDBC Driver (beta 1)

One of the hardest things for me this last few months was to go into “radio silence” over the project I am currently working on. Now that we have officially shipped a beta I can come back to blogging, albeit from a slightly different angle. Microsoft has determined that there is a business need for a…

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Say hello to the DataWorks blog

It is a fair assumption that you have not heard about DataWorks, that is ok most folks arround Microsoft haven’t either. MDAC on the other hand probably sounds familiar… DataWorks is the Microsoft Product Unit in which I work, it is responsable for most of the general data access technologies in Microsoft. If you are reading…

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ADO.NET 2.0 and System.Transactions, downlevel functions and nested scopes

As with most of my blog posts this started as a customer question, the core of the problem was that he was not sure how he was expected to use TransactionScopes in methods that call other methods or “downlevel” functions as he named them. There are two important concepts to keep in mind. 1) downlevel…

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Ado.net 2.0 Mars Session Pooling. (aka stuff you don’t need to know.)

Mars session pooling,   Well, it has been a long time since my last blog and I am finding it very hard to get this one started. You start thinking that you need to have something really good to start up the train again or you might as well not bother. I am afraid that…

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