Introducing the new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server

Today, we are happy to announce availability of new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server on Windows and for SQL Server on Linux. Introducing the new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server As outlined in a previouspost, Microsoft is adopting ODBC as the de-facto standard for native access to SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL…

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Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver for Linux

This has been re-posted from the SQL Server Team Blog. In our continued commitment to interoperability, we are very excited to announce the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux! This release will allow native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating systems. To assist our customers…

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Announcing Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux

Greetings Developer community:  We heard yesterday and today at the PASS conference about the exciting new areas that we are investing in bringing the power of SQL Server to our customers. Many of our developers who rely on native connectivity to SQL Server primarily use ODBC for their connectivity needs. We have been supporting ODBC…

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Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey [Date extended]

Greetings to the Developer community: Thank you very much for an overwhelming response on our survey. Feedback is continuing to pour. We are extending the deadline to complete the survey to September 15th, 2011 to allow everyone to provide input. Your feedback helps us on the broad SQL Connectivity components that address major development platforms,…

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Microsoft is Aligning with ODBC for Native Relational Data Access

ODBC is the de-facto industry standard for native relational data access, which is supported on all platforms including SQL Azure. Cloud is universal and in order to support all client applications connecting from any platform to the cloud, Microsoft has been fully aligned with ODBC on SQL Azure, as ODBC is the only set of…

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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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Your Voice is Important

Greetings to the SQL Server community: Back around October 2009, we introduced  the process of interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys.  Today, we are happy to introduce the ability for you to suggest and vote on feature scenarios through UserVoice.  Our UserVoice site http://mssqlconn.uservoice.com enables you…


Troubleshooting SQL Azure applications with SQL Server Native Client

In the Feb. 2010 blog post, “Using SQL Server Client APIs with SQL Azure Version 1.0”, Steve Hale provided details regarding similarities and differences to watch out for when developing an application with SQL Azure.  In this post, the focus is on tips of resolving issues once the application encounters an error condition.  Please note…

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SQL Server code-named "Denali" Native Client supporting ODBC 3.8

We’re excited to announce that Denali SNAC CTP1 adds support for the ODBC 3.8 features of the Microsoft ODBC DM (Driver Manager) introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  Please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/data/archive/2009/07/06/odbc-dm-3-80-in-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx for a blog posting detailing the ODBC DM changes. The ODBC 3.8 features supported in Denali SNAC are: Streamed Output ParametersSupport…

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SQL Server Customer Survey (Fall 2010) final weekend

Thank-you all for your active participation in our Fall 2010 customer survey.  Due to your overwhelming response, we have extended the survey until Nov. 2. For quick access, the link to the survey is here http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BAW29Z8P2. Regards,Jimmy WuMicrosoft SQL Server

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