Now that you know what your options are in terms of providers and drivers, the following sections detail them one by one, with a special focus on putting the features in SQL Server 2012 to work.
SNAC is a net-library that contains both the latest OLE DB provider and ODBC provider for using the rich features in SQL Server 2012 databases. It is compatible for accessing SQL Server 7, 2000, 2005, and 2008 databases as well.
The code for SNAC is contained in the single dynamic link library
sqlncli11.dll, and it serves as provider, driver, and API for applications that call its underlying COM functions from unmanaged code (that is, from C or C++).
The bottom line with SNAC is that if you’re ...