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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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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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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Welcome to the Microsoft SQL Server Native Client Team Blog

Welcome! In this blog you will find posts about Microsoft SQL Server Native Client, or SQL Native Client for short. This is the component that provides ODBC and OLE DB support for Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2005 onwards. I’ll get the ball rolling with a FAQ about native data access for SQL Server…

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Native Data Access for SQL Server 2005 FAQ

Native Data Access for SQL Server 2005 FAQIn SQL Server 2005 Microsoft decided to change the way it supports ODBC and OLE DB with the introduction of Microsoft SQL Server Native Client (SQL Native Client), a new component of SQL Server 2005. This FAQ answers some basic questions about SQL Native Client and about ODBC…

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Introducing SQL Native Client

Introducing SQL Native Client [This was originally posted on the DataWorks blog which is now suspended] By now you may have heard of a new data access technology called “SQL Native Client” that will ship with SQL Server 2005. But before we go much further in discussing it, let’s be clear about what we mean…

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Getting started with SQL Native Client

Getting started with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee] [This was originally posted on the DataWorks blog which is now suspended] As Acey Bunch explained in April, SQL Native Client meets the needs of developers wanting to take advantage of new features in SQL Server 2005 from ADO, ODBC and OLE DB applications. For those of…

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Using MARS with SQL Native Client

Using MARS with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee] [This was originally posted on the DataWorks blog which is now suspended] As stated in my previous post, the majority of new features available through SQL Native Client are accessed by connection or statement properties. MARS is about the simplest new feature to use in SQL Server…

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