Microsoft Announces SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux!

Posted: Oct 13, 2011  0 comments  

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In this morning’s keynote address at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2011 , Quentin Clark (Corporate Vice President at Microsoft) announced that a preview of the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux will soon be widely available to customers. Yes, you read that right. Microsoft plans to release a driver that provides 1st class access to SQL Server from Linux/Unix operating systems. Recently, Microsoft has been working closely with a handful of partners to get feedback on private releases of the driver. A publicly available preview release of the driver is planned for later this fall . Prior to the announcement, I had a chance to chat with Shekhar Joshi, Program Manager for the driver. He filled me in on a Read More...

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