This portion of the MSDN Data Access and Storage Developer Center hosts information on Microsoft's native-code data access technologies: ADO, OLEDB, ODBC, and others. Look to this site to get the latest MDAC release and all supported releases, as well as documentation, code samples, support resources, and community.
MDAC 2.8 SP1|
This is the redistributable installer for the MDAC 2.8 SP1 release; it installs the same Data Access components as Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4. This release does not include Microsoft Jet, the Microsoft Jet OLE DB Provider or ODBC driver, the Desktop Database ODBC Drivers, or the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver.
MDAC Road Map|
Learn about the past, present, and future of the Microsoft data access technologies, including DB-Library, ESQL, DAO, Microsoft® Data Access Components (MDAC) (including ODBC, ADO, and OLE DB), and ADO.NET. This article identifies which technologies are being enhanced, and which technologies and components are being deprecated or excluded from future releases.
This is the redistributable installer for the MDAC 2.8 release; it installs the same Data Access components as Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This release does not include Microsoft Jet, the Microsoft Jet OLE DB Provider or ODBC driver, the Desktop Database ODBC Drivers, or the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver.
MDAC 2.8 Software Development Kit|
The MDAC 2.8 SDK is for developers who are building applications using ADO, OLE DB, and ODBC. It contains updated documentation, headers, libs and typelibs for x86, IA64 and AMD64 platforms, as well as updated sample applications and developer tools.
MDAC 2.8 Documentation|
Browse the MDAC 2.8 SDK Documentation in the MSDN Library.
MDAC Technology Information|
Get introductory and conceptual material on MDAC and its component technologies.
Look here for all the key downloads for MDAC, including major releases and service packs, release manifests, and downloadable documentation.
MDAC Support and Community|
Here you'll find links to the MDAC Support Center on support.microsoft.com, as well as newsgroups related to MDAC technologies such as ADO, OLEDB, and ODBC.