SQLOLEDB and SQL Server 2014


  • I know that the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server (SQLOLEDB) has been deprecated,
    but I would like to understand if the new incoming SQL Server 2014 will yet allow to create connections using SQLOLEDB.

    I expect that new feature will be not supported, but may existing legacy applications continue to access to database created on SQL Server 2014 using old schema ?
    Do you know if SQLOLEDB will be removed on new server OS or we may continue to use/install it ?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Edited by Maurizio R Friday, July 12, 2013 9:57 AM
    Friday, July 12, 2013 9:54 AM


  • Typically, a deprecated feature will be marked as "not supported in the next version" in the documentation when MS decides to actually remove support.  Given that dblib is still supported (and has been deprecated since sql server 2000) , I assume that oledb will be supported for quite some time.  Whether you should continue to use it is a question only you can answer. 
    Friday, July 12, 2013 1:39 PM