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The first beta release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux is available for download! As announced in October, the “Multiplatform Team” (a.k.a. the “MPlat Team”) has released a preview version of a driver that will provide first-class access to SQL Server from applications running on Linux operating systems. The team is looking for feedback on this release to incorporate into their production-ready release, so try it out and let us know what you think. Here are the important links to get you started:
As I’ve said before, this is a huge step in our efforts toward interoperability. We’d love to get your feedback to make sure future steps are in the right direction.
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Good thing : Microsoft is opening towards the Linux World.
I don't know if you have participated to this driver, but there are already 3 questions about this driver ( more exactly SQL Native Client for Linux ) in the SQL Server Data Access Forum
It seems that this driver is a success
But i don't know who would be able to answer...
Oh... i am sorry , i forgot to tell you : thanks you for your excellent article : simple,clear, with links . A model according to me
This initiative was successfully reached everyone. Today, 1/24/2013, we have got full version of odbc for Linux and windows. Great going MSFT.