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So, you’ve got a big Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure with lots of lovely data on it and you have a bunch of computers running Linux that need the data. Until now, getting the two systems to talk was challenging.
But now, the Microsoft SQL Server Team has announced a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux and you can download it today.
It’s a 64-bit driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, supporting SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012, including Kerberos authentication protocol, SSL and client-side UTF-8 encoding.
“This release also brings proven and effective tools and the BCP and SQLCMD utilities to the Linux world," said Shekhar Joshi, a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux team.
It says bad request.. can you please correct it.
I thought the title was funny. It made me want to click the link to read the article.
This is great. This means we are one step closer to having my favorite Database software on my favorite operating system. I think this is a really great move by microsoft.
Link is now fixed, thanks for letting me know!