All the details related to using TinyTDS for the adapter.
This section covers common details installation the low level platform specific libraries for us to talk to SQL Server. On unix this covers FreeTDS and unixODBC/iODBC. On windows the details cover most of the difficulties for installing ruby and compiling native odbc extensions.
The rake tasks bundled with rails for creating and destroying your database are not suited for the different platforms and SQL Server. If you’re connecting from a unix system and running rake tasks for testing, cloning your DB can be a pain. This will make it easier
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