I am proud to say that the first community preview release of the SQL Server 2005 JDBC v1.1 driver is now available.
This build includes Type-2 integrated authentication for Windows XP and Windows 2003 clients (windows 2000 client support to come in the next CTP). It also incorporates bug fixes from customer feedback of the v1.0 driver and a fair ammount of plumbing under the covers. We really want to get as much feedback on this as possible.
To get the v1.1 CTP1 please email the JDBC Project Manager directly at shelbyg<at>microsoft<dot>com.
I have a bet going with him on the number of requests he will receive so don't let me down!