ODBC Driver 17.6 for SQL Server Released


Version 17.6 of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server has been released. Version 17.6.1 brings numerous new features and fixes to the driver.

 

FeaturesSupport Managed Identity authentication against Azure Key Vault when using Always EncryptedSupport ADFS with Azure Active Directory authentication on Linux and macOSSupport Azure Active Directory Integrated authentication on Linux and macOSAdded metadata caching for prepared statements to improve performanceSend Server Name Indication during the SSL handshakeNew SQL_COPT_SS_AUTOBEGINTXN connection attribute to control whether automatic BEGIN TRANSACTION happens after ROLLBACK or COMMITSupport for Ubuntu 20.04FixesFixed a hang when a timeout occurred during an asynchronous notification operationFixed driver reference count