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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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 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…


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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