One of the biggest benefits of Linked Servers is the fact that you can jump SQL version, allowing your system to access data from a legacy system using an older version of SQL Server. Unfortunately though, since the launch of SQL Server 2012, SQL Server now uses a new and improved native client that no longer supports anything further back than SQL Server 2005. For some this may stop companies upgrading to the later versions of SQL Server, but hold on, not all is lost. There is a work around, and the best of it is, is that it’s an ‘easy fix’... Read on to find out more...