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We have released for general availability Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 2.1. This .NET Data Provider for SQL Server provides general connectivity to the database and supports all the latest SQL Server features for applications targeting .NET Framework, .NET Core, and .NET Standard.
To try out the new package, add a NuGet reference to Microsoft.Data.SqlClient in your application.
If you’ve been following our preview releases, you know we’ve been busy working to add features to and improve the experience when taking a dependency on the Microsoft.Data.SqlClient library.
Some of the highlights of new features over the 2.0 release of Microsoft.Data.SqlClient include:
- Support for Always Encrypted on all supported platforms for .NET Standard 2.0 [Read more]
- Support for Always Encrypted with secure enclaves on Unix/macOS for .NET Core 2.1+ and on all supported platforms for .NET Standard 2.1+ [Read more]
- Support for Azure Active Directory Device Code Flow authentication [Read more]
- Support for Azure Active Directory Managed Identity authentication [Read more]
- Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements
For the full list of added features, fixes, and changes in Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 2.1, please see the Release Notes.
Again, to try out the new package, add a NuGet reference to Microsoft.Data.SqlClient in your application. If you encounter any issues or have any feedback, head over to the SqlClient GitHub repository and submit an issue.
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