ODBC Driver 17.2 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce an update to the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server!  Version 17.2 brings a few added features and several fixed issues. Added Support for Data Discovery and Classification information on Azure SQL Database and SQL Server Support for Ubuntu 18.04 Idle Connection Resiliency support has been extended to Linux and…

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Released: Update to Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

We are pleased to announce the release of version 18.1 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server! This release contains a couple of updates to the previous release: Features added: Support for UseFMTONLY connection string keyword and SSPROP_INIT_USEFMTONLY initialization property. UseFMTONLY controls how metadata is retrieved when connecting to SQL Server 2012 (11.x) and newer. For more information, see: Using…

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ODBC Driver 17.1 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce an update to the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server!  Version 17.1 brings a couple of added features and several fixed issues. Added Support for SQL_COPT_SS_CEKCACHETTL and SQL_COPT_SS_TRUSTEDCMKPATHS connection attributes Azure Active Directory Interactive Authentication Support Fixed This release also contains the following fixed issues: Fixed 1-second delay when calling SQLFreeHandle with MARS enabled…

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Released: Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

We are pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server, as we had previously announced! This new driver follows the same release model as all the other SQL Server drivers, which means that it’s maintained out-of-band with the SQL Server Database Engine lifecycle. You can download the new driver…


Finding which TLS version is in use for client connections

How can you tell what version of TLS is currently used for client connections? Simple question we’ve been asked as we prepare to ship the new OLE DB driver. Starting with SQL Server 2016 SP1, and SQL Server 2012 SP4, the Trace xEvent (Debug channel) exposes the TLS/SSL protocol that’s used by the client. If…

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ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server! The updated driver provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database for C/C++ based applications. Added Always Encrypted support in Bulk Copy APIs You can now use Always Encrypted with the Bulk Copy APIs in…

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Announcing the new release of OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

NOTE: the new release announcement is available here. 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…


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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