Released: General Availability of Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 2.1

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