Today, we are happy to announce availability of new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server on Windows and for SQL Server on Linux.
Introducing the new Microsoft ODBC Drivers for SQL Server
As outlined in a previouspost, Microsoft is adopting ODBC as the de-facto standard for native access to SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL Database. We have provided longstanding support for ODBC on Windows and, in the SQL Server 2012 timeframe, released support for ODBC on Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, and SUSE Enterprise Linux). Microsoft is aligning and renaming the previous ODBC drivers as follows:
This change will result in our ODBC drivers for Windows and Linux being better aligned going forward. We hope that this change makes it easier for you to find the right driver for your needs and makes it easier to stay informed of new releases. Today’s availability marks the first combined release for your use.
These new ODBC drivers also include additional functionality not available in the previous versions; learn more about the new drivers.
New key features for the Windows version.
Download the Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server on Windows
Download Command line Utilities for Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server
New key features for the Linux version
Download Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server on Red Hat Linux
Shekhar Joshi, Senior Program Manager, SQL Server Group, Microsoft