The SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux is Available!

The first beta release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux is available for download! As announced in October, the “Multiplatform Team” (a.k.a. the “MPlat Team”) has released a preview version of a driver that will provide first-class access to SQL Server from applications running on Linux operating systems. The team is looking for…

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Working Down the Stack: Enabling ODBC Tracing with the SQL Server Driver for PHP

A couple of weeks ago I ran into some problems when figuring out how to do backups and restores with the SQL Server Driver for PHP. The problem itself* isn’t the point of this post, but how the problem took me further down the stack is. The short story is that a query I was…

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SQL Server Access From Linux - What Do You Think?

Microsoft is getting serious about offering SQL Server access from Linux…and your input is being requested. Actually, the request is that you provide your thoughts about Microsoft offering ODBC support for non-Windows platforms (which would provide SQL Server access from Linux) by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SQL_Server_multi-platform_ODBC_survey  The survey is open until March 10th and takes about…

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