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Native Data Access APIs - ODBC and OLE DB - for SQL Server

We have moved!

Thanks for visiting! This blog has now been migrated to:...

Author: Pam Lahoud Date: 03/29/2019

We are moving!

This blog is in the process of being migrated to one of the new consolidated SQL Server and Azure...

Author: Pam Lahoud Date: 03/04/2019

OLE DB Driver 18.2 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 18.2 of the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL...

Author: David-Engel Date: 02/22/2019

ODBC Driver 17.3 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce an update to the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server! Version 17.3 is...

Author: David-Engel Date: 02/22/2019

ODBC Driver 17.3 (Preview) for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce a technical preview of version 17.3 of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for...

Author: David-Engel Date: 09/24/2018

ODBC Driver 17.2 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce an update to the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server!  Version 17.2...

Author: David-Engel Date: 07/11/2018

Released: Update to Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

We are pleased to announce the release of version 18.1 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server!...

Author: David-Engel Date: 07/06/2018

ODBC Driver 17.1 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce an update to the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server!  Version 17.1...

Author: David-Engel Date: 04/03/2018

Released: Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

We are pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server, as we had...

Author: Pedro Lopes (PL) Date: 03/30/2018

Finding which TLS version is in use for client connections

How can you tell what version of TLS is currently used for client connections? Simple question we’ve...

Author: Pedro Lopes (PL) Date: 02/21/2018

ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server! The updated...

Author: David-Engel Date: 02/13/2018

Announcing the new release of OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

NOTE: the new release announcement is available here. Previously, Microsoft announced deprecation of...

Author: Pedro Lopes (PL) Date: 10/06/2017

Servicing Update 2 for ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share a servicing update of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux....

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 09/21/2017

OLE DB Supportability Guidelines

The OLE DB Driver for SQL Server, or SQL Server Native Client OLE DB Provider, used to connect to...

Author: Pedro Lopes (PL) Date: 08/15/2017

Servicing Update for ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux and macOS Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the servicing update of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 06/30/2017

ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the Production Ready Release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 05/07/2017

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Mac Preview 2 Released

Hi all, We are excited to announce the availability of the second preview for ODBC Driver 13.1 for...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 03/15/2017

Monthly Pulse Survey – March

Let us know how we are doing on the ODBC Driver for SQL Server by taking our March Pulse Survey....

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 03/10/2017

Monthly Sentiment Survey - February

Let us know how we are doing on the ODBC Driver for SQL Server by taking our monthly sentiment...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 02/23/2017

ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS - Your Voice is Important

Hi all As you must have seen we recently released a preview for the ODBC Driver on macOS. We will be...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 02/08/2017

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the Production Ready Release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 02/04/2017

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Mac Preview 1 Released

Hi all, We are excited to announce the availability of the ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS - Preview. The...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 02/03/2017

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Preview 2 Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the second preview release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 01/20/2017

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Preview 1 Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the first preview release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 01/10/2017

ODBC Driver 13.0 for Linux Released

Hi all, we are delighted to share the Production Ready release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 10/20/2016

Preview 3 of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver 13 for Linux is released!

Hi all, we are delighted to share the third early technical preview of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 09/30/2016

Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver 13 for Linux

Hi all, we are delighted to share the second early technical preview of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 09/06/2016

ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server - Windows Released

We are pleased to announce the full release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server! The...

Author: Meet Bhagdev Date: 08/01/2016

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...

Author: dpblogs Date: 01/23/2013

Preview Release of the SQL Server [C/C++] ODBC Driver for Linux

This has been re-posted from the SQL Server Team Blog. In our continued commitment to...

Author: dpblogs Date: 11/30/2011

Announcing Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux

Greetings Developer community: We heard yesterday and today at the PASS conference about the...

Author: dpblogs Date: 10/12/2011

Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey [Date extended]

Greetings to the Developer community: Thank you very much for an overwhelming response on our...

Author: Rohan Lam - MSFT Date: 09/07/2011

Microsoft is Aligning with ODBC for Native Relational Data Access

EDIT (3/30/2018): OLE DB is now undeprecated. Read more about it here. ODBC is the de-facto industry...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/29/2011

Annual SQL Connectivity Customer Survey

Greetings to the Developer community: Microsoft SQL Server team has been interacting on a regular...

Author: dpblogs Date: 08/19/2011

Your Voice is Important

Greetings to the SQL Server community: Back around October 2009, we introduced the process of...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 05/24/2011

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”,...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 11/30/2010

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...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 11/16/2010

SQL Server Customer Survey (Fall 2010) final weekend

Thank-you all for your active participation in our Fall 2010 customer survey. Due to your...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 10/29/2010

SQL Server Customer Survey (Fall 2010)

Greetings to the SQL Server community: Last year in October 2009, we introduced the process of...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 10/18/2010

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...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 05/27/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack is now available

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ceb4346f-657f-4d28-83f5-...

Author: David Two Sheds Date: 05/12/2010

Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Survey

Dear SQL Server developers and users The Microsoft SQL Server JDBC team is beginning to think of...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 03/23/2010

Non-Windows ODBC support survey

Dear Colleague,The Microsoft SQL Server Connectivity team has received feedback indicating interest...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 02/23/2010

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...

Author: David Two Sheds Date: 02/12/2010

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...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 01/16/2010

Download locations for SQL Server Native Client

You can download SQL Server 2008 Native Client here:...

Author: David Two Sheds Date: 11/03/2009

SQL Server Connection Director will not be in the RTM version of the release

The SQL Server Connection Director is a feature in Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 and SQL Server 2008 R2...

Author: David Two Sheds Date: 10/19/2009

Microsoft wants to hear your opinion

Dear SQL Server developers and users:It is this time of the year when we in the SQL Connectivity...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 10/02/2009

ODBC 3.8 Enhancements in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

So, you've heard about some new ODBC features that were introduced in Windows 7 beta and you wanna...

Author: Jimmy Wu - MSFT Date: 07/08/2009

SQL Server Native Client: Connection strings and OLE DB

(Anton Klimov, a developer on the SQL Server Native Client team, wrote the following article.)...

Author: David Two Sheds Date: 05/06/2009

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