Announcing the new release of OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

Previously, Microsoft announced deprecation of the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server, part of the SQL Server Native Client (SNAC). At the time, this decision was made to try to provide more simplicity for the developer story around Windows native software development as we moved into the cloud era with Azure SQL Database, and…


Servicing Update 2 for ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share a servicing update of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux. The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux. Fixed Fixed issue with the login timeouts caused by out of sequence times on Linux Install the ODBC Driver…

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OLE DB Supportability Guidelines

The OLE DB Driver for SQL Server, or SQL Server Native Client OLE DB Provider, used to connect to SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012, has gone out of mainstream support on 7/11/2017. However, Microsoft continues to support OLE DB Driver for SQL Server for workloads targeting SQL Server 2012. Refer…


Servicing Update for ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux and macOS Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the servicing update of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux and macOS. The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux and macOS. Added Ubuntu 14.04, 17.04, Debian Jessie and SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 SP4 support Use apt-get,…

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ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the Production Ready Release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS – El Capitan and Sierra. The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on macOS.  Added Native Install Experience  The driver can now be installed with brew. Instructions on…

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ODBC Driver 13.1 for Mac Preview 2 Released

Hi all, We are excited to announce the availability of the second preview for ODBC Driver 13.1 for Mac. The preview release adds support for macOS Sierra with unixODBC Driver Manager and and enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse from any C/C++ application on Linux.  What’s new Support for mac OS…

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Monthly Pulse Survey – March

Let us know how we are doing on the ODBC Driver for SQL Server by taking our March Pulse Survey. Thanks, Meet

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ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS – Your Voice is Important

Hi all As you must have seen we recently released a preview for the ODBC Driver on macOS. We will be releasing previews periodically followed by a production ready release once all your feedback is addressed. As we begin our journey towards developing the driver, we wanted to get your feedback on what ODBC driver…

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ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the Production Ready Release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux –  (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE). The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux Added BCP API Support  You can use functions through the ODBC driver…

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