We are proud to announce the availability of our beta v2.0 driver with support for JDBC 4.0 National Character Set JDBC data types and API methods among others. We have also enhanced our built-in tracing leveraging the Java logger utility by adding method entry and exit traces and better differentiation between the logger levels.
The beta driver is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/jdbc
We welcome all feedback as we continue to improve this driver for the community.
SQL Server JDBC Team