Available Today: Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver for Linux

In our continued commitment to interoperability, we are very excited to announce the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux! This release will allow native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating systems. To assist our customers with native applications on multi-platform we have ported our existing,… Read more

Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey

Greetings to the Developer community: Microsoft SQL Server team has been interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys. During the last 2 years, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components that address major development platforms, including ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC and PHP. These surveys… Read more

Data + Application Services + Sync= “It’s Still All Data” (the new again-expanded Data Developer Center)

Last November, at the start of the 2009 PDC, we launched an expanded Data Developer Center that incorporated XML and SQL Server Modeling (formerly “Oslo”) technologies. It was a challenge to create a site structure that could accommodate eight or more distinct technologies under one roof, but it seemed to work well and allowed space… Read more

Database Diagramming Survey

The Data Programmability Tools team is currently running a survey with the goal of prioritizing ‘value add’ features for a database designer.  If you’re interested in helping shape the future of MS database design tools, please take ten minutes and fill out the survey at the following link.  We’d appreciate your input!   https://MSCUILLUME.smdisp.net/Collector/Survey.ashx?Name=DBDiagramming&LoginId=  … Read more

Announcing Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0

We are excited to announce the newest release of the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver! This version of the JDBC driver provides support for the JDBC 4.0 API, including new national character set conversion methods, new metadata methods, and new data types like SQLXML, as well as a host of performance improvements and bug fixes…. Read more

Data Development Bonus Track – Devconnections Fall 2007

  There’s a new Bonus Track at at DevConnections this Fall! Come and check out sessions in the new Data Access Bonus track to learn more about the many new, and not so new, Microsoft products providing developers with a more positive and efficient experience developing data-aware applications regardless of the technology that you choose as the basis… Read more

64-bit OLEDB Provider for ODBC (MSDASQL) Available in Longhorn Server, Starting Beta 3

  We’re pleased to announce that Longhorn Server Beta 3 will include a 64-bit version of MSDASQL, Microsoft’s OLEDB Provider for ODBC.     What is MSDASQL? MSDASQL is an OLEDB provider that allows applications built on OLEDB and ADO (which uses OLEDB internally) to access data sources through an ODBC driver instead of a… Read more

Microsoft’s Data Access Strategy

Over the last 12 months, Microsoft has been talking a lot about two major innovations related to representing and querying data.  The first is the new Entity Data Model exposed as part of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, and the second is a set of extensions to the .NET Framework for integrating queries into the programming… Read more