Announcement and Discussions related to the Microsoft JDBC driver for SQL Server
Dear SQL Server developers and users:
It is this time of the year when we, in the SQL Connectivity product team, take a step back, review the priorities and goals for the long term and identify areas that will benefit from investments.
We view you and your organization as a key stakeholder in this process and would like to gather your inputs in this survey, which should take no more than 5-10 minutes and a few other surveys that we will conduct in the next few months. The feedback you provide is very valuable and be rest assured that each and every response will be read and will provide the background for some of the key decisions that we will make that will benefit our user community - developers, DBAs, and all those who use SQL Server or are looking for ways to expand the scope of the power of SQL Server within your organizations.
This survey will be open for your submissions until October 21, 2009 and can be found here.
--Tres London [SQL Server]
Although this survey is long over, I just wanted to drop you a line and say that your request for input is one of the main reasons why I will always prefer MS Products over others - especially over FOSS products.
You ask for feedback and input on what to do and then (gasp) you actually do it! MS Products are supported and constantly improving because you actively (and in most cases quickly) respond to feedback.