Dear SQL Server developers and users:
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server.
We have recently had some questions regarding which versions of Java are supported by the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server. We support Java 5.0 and Java 6.0 currently. We are looking forward to adding support for Java 7.0 in the future as well. Look for updates on this blog and our website.
In addition, there are known connection failure issues with Java 6 update 29, Java 6 update 30, and above. We are rolling out SQL Server patches for this issue, see this blog post for details.
There is also a known date issue with JRE 1.7, our 4.0 driver (production release) contains a fix for this issue. In addition, our 3.0 driver also corrects this issue via a hotfix.
The Microsoft JDBC Driver does not yet support Java 7.0, if you wish to do some early non production testing of Java 7.0 with our driver, you may report Java bugs & issues to Java and Microsoft bugs & issues via our forums.
Program Manager Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server
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