Overview of the JDBC Driver
The Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.0 (Preview) for SQL Server is a Type 4 Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) 4.2 compliant driver that provides robust data access to SQL Server 2016 (Preview), SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, and Azure SQL Database.
You can download the Microsoft JDBC Drivers 6.0 (Preview), 4.2, 4.1, and 4.0 for SQL Server from Microsoft Download Center.
The earlier Microsoft Driver 4.0 is also available in the feature pack on the SQL Server 2014 Feature Pack web page.
The topics in this section provide a general overview of the JDBC driver, including the system requirements needed to use it, how it can be used, and where you can go for more information.
In This Section
Describes the features that have been added to the current release of the JDBC driver.
Describes the system requirements needed to use the JDBC driver.
Describes how to configure your environment to use the JDBC driver and how to make a simple connection to a SQL Server database.
Describes how to use the JDBC driver within a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) environment.
Describes how to deploy the JDBC driver on Windows and Unix operating systems.
Describes where to find additional resources about the JDBC driver, including links to external resources.