I was researching on the availability of JDBC driver for SQL Server 2008 and found the following information:

  • JDBC Driver for SQL Server V 1.1 and 2.0 are the versions supported by Microsoft
  • JDBC driver for SQL Server 2008 runs on any JVM but is only supported by Microsoft on Sun Solaris, SUSE Linux, and Windows XP or later versions of Windows OS (it probably means Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista). Not sure if it includes Windows 7 yet though.
  • The Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver has been tested against various major JEE application servers including BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, and JBoss. Note that the version 1.2 of the JDBC driver is certified with IBM WebSphere 6.1.
  • The Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver is freely redistributable under a separate Redistribution License that requires registration. For more information, see Register for Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver Redistribution Rights.

 

The above are the excerpts of the JDBC Driver FAQ located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/cc325721.aspx

For detailed documentation visit:  Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver Documentation.

-Hanu