The next release of Microsoft SQL Server, Code Name “Denali,” will be the last release to support OLE DB. OLE DB will be supported for 7 years from launch, the life of SQL Server Code Name “Denali” support, to allow you a large window of opportunity for change before deprecation.
So best to adopt ODBC in any future version for new application development. The marketplace is moving away from OLE DB and towards ODBC, with an eye towards supporting PHP and multi-platform solutions. Making this move to ODBC also drives more clarity for C/C++ programmers who can focus their efforts on one API.
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