The SqlClient team is moving forward with continuous updates and improvements to the Microsoft.Data.SqlClient data provider for SQL Server. Our plan is to provide GA releases twice a year with two preview releases in between. This cadence should provide time for feedback and allow us to deliver features and fixes in a timely manner. This second 2.0 preview includes over a dozen fixes and changes over the previous 1.1 GA release.
One of the main changes to note, is related to security and is likely to be a breaking change to clients if they rely on the previous default settings and