Finding More SQL Server Native Client Information
SQL Server Native Client (SNAC) is not supported beyond SQL Server 2012. Avoid using SNAC in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use it. The Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server provides native connectivity from Windows to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
For more information about SQL Server Native Client and other types of data access programming, see the following online resources:
Data Access and Storage Developer Center
This site provides technical articles, sample code, and other resources for SQL Server Native Client and other data access technologies.
Data Access Blog
This blog site provides information about data access technologies and allows you to interact directly with members of the product team.
Windows Data Access Components
This site contains the latest Windows Data Access Components (Windows DAC) SDK documentation. Windows DAC is the version of the data access components (called MDAC in earlier versions) that is included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
The Window DAC SDK includes documentation for ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), OLE DB, and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).
Additional information about SQL Server Native Client can be found by searching the Microsoft Knowledge Base.