September 2011 Blog Posts

RIP OLE DB

I was very surprised when Microsoft announced deprecation of OLE DB provider for SQL Server data access last week on the Data Access Blog and MSDN Forums Announcement. The next release of SQL Server, code-named “Denali”, will be the last to ship a new SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider. The SQL Server Native Client OLE DB driver will continue to be supported for 7 years after the Denali release so we have plenty of time to plan accordingly. The other Microsoft-supplied OLE DB driver for SQL Server, SQLOLEDB, has been deprecated for many years now. The deprecated SQLOLEDB driver (and deprecated SQLSRV32.DLL...