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Support for MS SQL 2016 and 2017 (and 2014 compat mode)

Requesting support for MS SQL Server 2016/2017, including support for the SQL Server 2014 compatible modes.

  • Guest
  • Jun 28 2018
  • Delivered
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

To keep up to date on the latest SQL implementations/technologies on Microsoft platforms. Customers going through a tech refresh do not want to install "legacy" versions of the OS or DB servers.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    10 Dec, 2018 02:46pm

    Thank you for your patience as we worked on this enhancement request.  I'm pleased to announced that we released v6.0 on 12/7/18 which adds SQL 2016 as a certified database for use with Connect:Direct for Windows.  Please download a copy to start leveraging this database and other enhancements that have been made.


    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    6 Jul, 2018 05:02pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  I have reviewed it with my team and believe this would be a valuable enhancement to Connect:Direct.  I will accept this request to add certification for SQL 2016 and/or 2017.  We will not be able to certify compatibility mode however as this wouldn't meet our testing criteria.  


    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

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