SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is essentially a Type 4 JDBC driver designed to bridge multiple SQL Server releases with JAVA apps. In its continued commitment to interoperability, Microsoft has released a preview of the upcoming Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver. The SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 CTP download is available to all SQL Server users at no additional charge, and provides access to SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2008 from any Java application, application server, or Java-enabled applet. This is a Type 4 JDBC driver that provides database connectivity through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5.
Download: SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 CTP 1