Released: Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 4.0 Preview 2

Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 4.0 Preview 2 has been released. This release contains improvements and updates 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 4.0 preview includes many fixes and changes over the previous 4.0 Preview 1 release.


Notable changes include:

The Configurable Retry Logic safety switch has been removed

While the behavior of SqlClient remains the same (no additional retries, by default), applications no