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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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…

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SQL Server Connectivity has a new portal page!

The Microsoft SQL Server team is working on a portal page that brings together common resources and community links for all data access providers to Microsoft SQL Server.  We’d like your feedback on how useful you will find it and what else you’d like to see included.  Although, at this time we’re concentrating on bringing…


Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Survey

Dear SQL Server developers and users The Microsoft SQL Server JDBC team is beginning to think of future JDBC driver releases. As we review the priorities and goals for the long term, we view you and your organization as key stakeholders. Your input on our survey will help us shape our future product plans.  The…

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Non-Windows ODBC support survey

Dear Colleague,The Microsoft SQL Server Connectivity team has received feedback indicating interest in ODBC support for non-Windows platforms and is now conducting a more detailed survey of this area. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and you can take part by clicking on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SQL_Server_multi-platform_ODBC_survey. The survey is open until…

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Using SQL Server Client APIs with SQL Azure Version 1.0

This post describes some of the issues that the application developer should be aware of when writing ODBC, ADO.NET SQLClient, BCP, and PHP code that connects to SQL Azure.  There is no intention here to replace the SQL Azure documentation available on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee336279.aspx).  Rather, the intent here is to provide a quick discussion of…

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SQL Server Native Client wants to hear your opinion

Dear SQL Server developers and users:It is this time of the year when we in the SQL Server Native Client 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 this process…

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