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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.

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    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!

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