ODBC Driver 13.0 for SQL Server – Linux is now released

This post is authored by Meet Bhagdev. We are delighted to share the full release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for Linux –  (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE). The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux. What’s new Native Linux Install Experience:… Read more

ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server released

We are pleased to announce the full release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server. The updated driver provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database for C/C++ based applications. What’s new Always Encrypted You can now use Always Encrypted with the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL… Read more

Improved Cloud Scenarios and Compatibility with SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 and New Microsoft ODBC Drivers

On Thursday, Microsoft is releasing SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update 2 and new ODBC drivers.  The key benefits of the cumulative update include simplifying backup of SQL Server databases to Windows Azure storage and also improving SQL VHDs for Windows Server and Windows Azure VMs.  The new ODBC drivers allow greater Linux support on-premises… Read more

Introducing SQL Server 2012 Interoperability Solutions

With the data explosion continuing across every datacenter, desktop and device, it’s no secret that the world of technology has become a very heterogeneous place. Organizations have investments across varied platforms and technology infrastructure and making the most of these investments means the ability to blend old and new to solve the right business problems… Read more

Availability of Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Hadoop based Service on Windows Azure

In October at the PASS Summit 2011, Microsoft announced expanded investments in “Big Data”, including a new Apache Hadoop™ based distribution for Windows Server and service for Windows Azure. In doing so, we extended Microsoft’s leadership in BI and Data Warehousing, enabling our customers to glean and manage insights for any data, any size, anywhere…. Read more