Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey

Greetings to the Developer community: Microsoft SQL Server team has been interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys. During the last 2 years, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components that address major development platforms, including ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC and PHP. These surveys…

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SQL Server Customer Survey (Fall 2010)

Greetings to the SQL Server community:   Last year in October 2009, we introduced  the process of interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys.  During the last 12 months, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components, including ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC and PHP.  These…


Windows 7 AppCompat changes and SQL Server client and setup hangs

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 include many changes to the core operating system. This blog post is targeted at resolving the impact on SQL Server client drivers and SQL Server setup of one breaking change in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The changes to behavior of the GetOverlappedResult API, which SQL…


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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Troubleshooting SQL Server Cluster Installations

On a Windows Cluster it is possible to install a SQL Server Cluster, which will be a separate entity with disctinct Virtual Server Name, IP address, and pipe name. The nodes of the SQL Cluster must be able to communicate with one another. This communication may fail if the TCP port on which SQL Server is listening is not…