Actual Technologies, LLC is shipping a new app for Mac uers, Actual ODBC Driver for SQL Server. Actual ODBC Driver is a utility designed for accessing SQL Server databases. The app features support for third-party application connectivity. According to Actual Technologies, LLC:
Actual Technologies, LLC, a visionary new company focusing on Mac OS X success in the corporate enterprise, today announced the immediate availability of the Mac-first, Mac-only Actual ODBC Driver for Microsoft SQL Server.
The driver allows a Mac user to access SQL Server databases from applications such as Excel, using queries to populate spreadsheets, charts, and graphs with live data. The driver can also be used to incorporate SQL Server connectivity into third-party applications or even custom software written in Carbon, Cocoa, REALBasic, or PHP.
Unlike many competing products, the Actual ODBC Driver for Microsoft SQL Server does not require that any special software be installed on the SQL Server machine itself. And since the driver supports both methods of SQL authentication- SQL Server accounts and trusted domain accounts- no special configuration of SQL Server is required.
You can find more information about the Actual ODBC Driver for SQL Server release at the Actual Technologies, LLC Web site. Actual ODBC Driver for SQL Server is available for US$29.95 per license.