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Microsoft to offer beta SQL Server JDBC driver.

Worldwide Computer Products News-31 January 2002-Microsoft to offer beta SQL Server JDBC driver (C)1995-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Microsoft Corp will begin to offer the SQL Server 2000 driver for Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) free of charge this spring for licensed customers of SQL Server 2000.

The new release - available as a beta download - is a Type 4 JDBC driver that enables the integration of Java and J2EE with SQL Server 2000. The beta version of SQL Server Driver for JDBC now includes support for sql_variant data types and XA transactions as well as containing the foundation for Unicode and double-byte character set. It is available from http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/.

The release reportedly demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to platform interoperability by providing connectivity tools for enterprise developers.

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