ODBC DM 3.81 in the Next Release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”)

We’re excited to announce Microsoft ODBC Driver Manager (DM) version 3.81. It will be released in the next release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”).  What’s New in Version 3.81? Compared to ODBC DM 3.80 that shipped in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, there are two major new features in… Read more

ODBC DSN Management in the Next Release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”)

We’re pleased to announce two new improvements for ODBC Data Source Name (DSN) Management that will beavailable in the next release of Windows (code-named Windows “8” and Windows Server “8”).  What’s New? Improved User Interface in ODBC Data Source Administrator Panel (ODBCAD32) In the past, you may have been confused by the ODBC DSN on… 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

ODBC DM 3.80 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

We’re excited to announce that version 3.8 of the Microsoft ODBC DM (Driver Manager) will be released in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.   What’s New In Version 3.80? Compared to ODBC 3.5x, there are four major improvements in ODBC 3.80.   Streamed Output Parameters In ODBC 3.5x, applications can only use SQLBindParameter… Read more

64-bit OLEDB Provider for ODBC (MSDASQL) Is Now Available For Windows Server 2003

We’re pleased to announce that 64-bit MSDASQL for Windows Server 2003 is now available for download at  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=000364db-5e8b-44a8-b9be-ca44d18b059b. This update will also be available through “Windows Update” soon.   What is MSDASQL? MSDASQL is an OLEDB/ODBC ‘bridge’ that allows applications built on OLEDB and ADO (which uses OLEDB internally) to access data sources through ODBC… Read more