SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0
Microsoft have released SQL Server Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Driver 3.0. Driver 3.0 is a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC APIs. It provides access to SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2008 from any Java application, application server, or Java-enabled applet.
Version 3.0 supports features that were added in SQL Server 2008.
Please note that SQL Server Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Driver 3.0 requires Java Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 or later to run. Driver 3.0 is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge and can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.