Preview the new JDBC 4.2 for SQL Server Driver

Greetings SQL Server developers and users,

Today we are pleased to announce availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft JDBC 4.2 Driver for SQL Server!  This driver now supports the Java Development Kit 8 (JDK8), bulk load, better XA transaction handling and full compliance with JDBC 4.2 specification.

To read the full release communication, you can click here.

JDBC Driver Version

JRE Versions

JDBC API Version


1.5, 1.6, 1.7m 1.8

3.0, 4.0

For further details, you can click here.

You can also download it from here.

We are working next on some more exciting features. Stay tuned for future announcements.

Luiz Santos (