JDBC at 2009 PASS Summit Unite

Several JDBC team members attended the 2009 PASS Summit Unite conference November 2-5, 2009 in Seattle. During the “Developing Java Applications Against SQL Server 2008” session, I showed a demo illustrating some of the features of our 2.0 release (driver auto-loading, integrated authentication, sending & retrieving xml data using SQLXML, and tracing).  I’ve provided snippets…

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We would like to hear your opinion…

Dear SQL Server developers and users:   It is this time of the year when we, in the SQL Connectivity product team, take a step back, review the priorities and goals for the long term and identify areas that will benefit from investments.   We view you and your organization as a key stakeholder in…

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Spatial Types Platform

For those interested in Spatial types, we’d like to know if Windows only support would work. It would be some extra work to ensure that they are work across all platforms, which is why we are asking. Also, do you use JPOX spatial types in your applications? Thanks. –Tres London [SQL Server] This post is provided…

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Announcing Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0

We are excited to announce the newest release of the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0!   This version of the JDBC driver supports features introduced in the JDBC 4.0 API, including: ·        national character set data types: NCHAR, NVARCHAR, LONGNVARCHAR, NCLOB ·        SQLXML data type ·        Wrapper interface to access SQL Server JDBC Driver…

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The server failed to resume the transaction… Why?

If you’ve ever encountered this error with the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver, you may be left scratching your head, wondering a) what it means, and b) why it is occurring.  I’ll tackle these in order… But if you’re not interested in the details, skip the next two paragraphs. Transactions, excluding XA transactions (which are different…

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v2.0 January 2009 Community Technology Preview Released

The SQL Server JDBC team is happy to announce the release of the January 2009 community technology preview.  This beta release is feature complete, which includes, but not limited to, JDBC 4.0 SQLXML data type; National Character set; driver autoloading; new metadata methods; and enhanced tracing.  You can download the beta release at http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/jdbc. Jimmy WuSQL Server JDBC…

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SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver and Database Mirroring

We’ve heard from some customers that they are having difficulty getting Database Mirroring to work with our JDBC driver.  Recently, Adam from our counterpart customer service team posted a great blog on this topic.  Please refer to his blog regarding a couple of gotchas with the v1.2 driver. http://blogs.msdn.com/psssql/archive/2008/12/31/sql-2005-jdbc-driver-and-database-mirroring.aspx Jimmy WuSQL Server JDBC Team

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