JDBC the new member of the DataWorks family, Sql Server 2005 JDBC Driver (beta 1)

One of the hardest things for me this last few months was to go into “radio silence” over the project I am currently working on. Now that we have officially shipped a beta I can come back to blogging, albeit from a slightly different angle.

Microsoft has determined that there is a business need for a type four JDBC driver to Sql Server 2000 and 2005, this driver will have full support including PSS and a full time product group to not only maintain this product but to enable new functionality going forward. Make no mistake about it we are truly serious about supporting and improving this driver.

Presenting the Sql Server 2005 JDBC Driver (beta 1)

What it is:
Type 4 JDBC driver to Sql Server 2000 and Sql Server 2005. Designed to work on Java 1.4.2

Expected release date
Of course we cannot guarantee a release date, but this driver is intended to ship within a reasonable window of Sql Server 2005 launch.

Primary discussion newsgroup (Hope to see you there soon):

Entering a bug:
Go to https://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/productfeedback/default.aspx

          SQL Server 2005
          SQL Server 2005 Community Technology Preview June 2005 - Developer Edition
      Product Language:
          JDBC Driver
For me walking into the JDBC space is a great challenge, there is a lot that I don’t know and given the extreme time constraints placed on this product I have very little time to get up to speed on this. For me the fastest way to do this has always been through customer feedback.
If you or your company is interested in trying this JDBC driver drop me a comment. Bugs, suggestions, concerns and “must have” feature requests always welcome.