SQL Server ODBC Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Now Available

Microsoft recently announced the availability of a SQL Server Open Database Connectivity, or ODBC, driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The driver’s release makes good on Microsoft’s initial promise that came during the SQL PASS Summit in November. At this time, the new driver only exists in a 64-bit version, although the MSDN FAQ page claims that a 32-bit version will be available for download in the future.
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Building ASP.NET Web Forms to Use a MySQL Database

The MySQL database is the best open source database, which means it can be used for free without obtaining or paying for a license. In ASP.NET 3.5 hosting, there are some hosting packages that let you use the MySQL database because it can be a cheaper hosting alternative when compared to using the MS SQL database. However, things can be a bit complicated when querying a MySQL database in an ASP.NET environment.
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