After two betas and 6 months of customer feedback the SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver is generally available for download here – http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/jdbc.
Our core goal with this new driver is to demonstrate our long-term commitment to providing enterprise-class SQL Server data access support for the Java development community – to include JDBC in the family of data access technologies that Microsoft ships for SQL Server: ADO.Net, MDAC, and SQL Native Client.
To ship this version of the driver we worked closely with most of the major technology vendors in J2EE and we look forward to extending those relationships to make SQL Server an even better fit for Java developers.
A big thanks to all the customers who left feedback and comments for our betas – we did our best to get back to everyone and we look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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