The Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server provides access to SQL Server 2012 through SQL Server 2005 and SQL Azure from any Java application, application server, or Java-enabled applet. This Type 4 JDBC 4.0 specification compliant driver provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application programming interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 and 6. This version of the JDBC Driver provides support for features introduced in SQL Server 2012, including AlwaysOn, Correlated Tracing via Xevents, and UTF-16 support. Also, this release adds Type 4 Kerberos support on Windows and non-Windows platforms.
Monday, Mar 12
This community technology preview of the next version of the SQL Server JDBC Driver contains support for features that were added in SQL Server 2008
Tuesday, Dec 13
Reactive Extensions (Rx) is a library to compose asynchronous and event-based programs using observable reactive data sequences and LINQ-style query operators.
Friday, Jan 14
Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) is a toolkit that dramatically cuts the effort, cost, and risk of migrating from Access to SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure.
Thursday, Aug 12
The Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server provide connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server from PHP applications. In addition to some important bug fixes for the existing SQLSRV driver, version 2.0 release adds support for PDO with a new PDO_SQLSRV driver.
Thursday, Aug 5
The SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 provides access to SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 from any Java application, application server, or Java-enabled applet. This is a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 and 6.
Sunday, Apr 25
The ADO.NET Data Services framework consists of patterns and libraries that enable the creation and consumption of REST-based data services for the web. This update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 provides additional features which extend the functionality provided in version 1.0 of the ADO.NET Data Services framework.
Monday, Feb 1
This CTP is a an early preview of future features of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Note: These features are not part of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4
Tuesday, Nov 10
SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable and well managed Business Intelligence on a self-service basis for your users. MSDN and TechNet Subscribers can download the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP today.
Friday, Nov 6
ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 is the second tech preview release of the next version of ADO.NET Data Services. This release (v1.5) will target the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & Silverlight 3 platforms and provide new client and server side features for data service developers.
Tuesday, Sep 1
Monday, Jul 13
Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, a collection of stand-alone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008.
Thursday, Jul 9
This page offers the most recent downloads of the MDAC/WDAC technologies such as OBDC and OLEDB. Previous versions are also available through the link at the bottom of the page.
Friday, May 15
"Velocity" is a distributed in-memory application cache platform for developing scalable, high-performance applications. "Velocity" can be used to cache any common language runtime (CLR) object and provides access through simple APIs. The key aspects of "Velocity" are distributed cache performance, scalabily, and availability. Download CTP3 and try it today.
Wednesday, Apr 8
MSXML4.0 SP3 is a complete replacement of MSXML4.0, MSXML4.0 SP1 and MSXML4.0 SP2 and contains a number of bug fixes to enhance security and reliability. Approximately nine years ago, MSXML4.0 was released to the web. MSXML4.0 was superseded by MSXML6.0 six+ years ago and is only intended to support legacy applications. After MSXML4.0 SP3, there are no future service packs planned. Also, please note that SP2 support will end in November 2009. MSXML4.0 customers are recommended to upgrade to MSXML6.
Friday, Mar 6