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BEA retired its WebLogic Server 5.1 on February 1, 2004. It had been supported for four years prior to retirement. One of the options for migrating applications that are running on 5.1 is to use WebLogic Server 8.1, which provides a range of new features for J2EE 1.3-based applications. I'll give you an overview of the significantly important features in WebLogic Server 8.1 and the high-level activities involved in migrating applications from WebLogic Server 5.1 to 8.1. New Features in WebLogic Server 8.1JDBC Features WebLogic Server 8.1 SP1 includes a new JDBC driver from BEA for connecting to a Microsoft SQL Server database. The BEA WebLogic Type 4 JDBC MS SQL Server driver replaces the WebLogic jDriver for Microsoft SQL Server that's been deprecated. The new driver: offers JDBC 3.0 compliance and better performance supports distributed transactions through XA supp... (more)