Partner Watch, August 2
JNetDirect releases the latest version of its developer Java tool for Microsoft SQL and IBM Websphere; this week's newly certified partners.
today yesterday announced the release of JSQLConnect 5.0.
The latest major version upgrade includes interoperability across
Microsoft SQL Server 2005, secure SSL connections, NTLM authentication
and support for IBM's Websphere 5.0 and 6.0.
JSQLConnect 5.0 is a native Type-4 JDBC driver that provides scalable
and reliable connectivity for enterprise Java environments. The
upgrade provides JDBC 3.0 support for access to SQL Server 2005
including access to data stored as the new SQL Server 2005 XML data
"JSQLConnect is one of only two drivers for SQL Server that
is J2EE 1.4-certified and continues to outperform our main competitor
in both performance and affordability," said David Murphy,
executive vice president of Strategy and Development. "With
this release, we also fully support IBM's most recent versions of
JSQLConnect 5.0 will now provide encrypted connections via SSL
to secure instances of SQL Server. NTLM authentication will provide
integrated authentication within a Windows domain environment and
significantly simplifies the task of authentication for database
"As a Microsoft Partner, we have worked closely with the SQL
Server team to develop and optimize the performance plus add important
security features in our new JSQLConnect 5.0," stated Burke
Cox, CEO of JNetDirect, a Microsoft Certified Partner. "Our
best-selling product, JSQLConnect, is operating in thousands of
applications and purchased by expert developers in both corporate
IT and independent software vendor environments."
Here's what else is happening in the partner world this week:
Recent Partner Sightings
(San Jose, Calif.) – outsourced IT services; Advanced
Infrastructure, Information Worker Competencies; Gold Certified,
(Lake Forest, Calif.) – human machine interface (HMI)
software; ISV/Software Solutions Competency; Gold Certified,
- Microsoft Gold Certified Partners Ascentis
McGladrey announced a partnership July 27 to deliver
Ascentis’ HROffice—a human resources management
system that integrates with Microsoft Business Solutions
- Great Plains and Solomon—to mid-sized companies.