Archive for September, 2011

Denali aligns with ODBC

September 3rd, 2011

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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SQL Server updates

September 3rd, 2011

Cumulative update 9 has been released for the RTM version of SQL Server 2008 R2:

SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Cumulative Update Package 9 (8/23/2011 – Build: 10.50.1804.0)

Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 has been released:

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – Cumulative Update Package 2 (8/16/2011 – 10.50.2772.0)