As we all know there are many features in SQL Server that have been deprecated over the time by Microsoft for one reason or another. In fact, there is a long list of features that are deprecated in the latest SQL Server 2017 release.
It is far less often that any of these features make a comeback, however that can apparently happen, as I just witnessed last week.
I have been working on project where one consideration had to do with applications using OleDB, something that was added to deprecated feature list back in 2012. Last week I learned that Microsoft just recently announced that they are undeprecating OleDB. A new version should become available during the Q1 of 2018 and it will support connectivity to versions 2012 through 2017, as well as Azure SQL Database and Azure Data Warehouse.
I thought about it a good while and still cannot remember any other feature that would have made it back to the land of living from the deprecated feature list. Do you know any?
Leave a Reply