OLE DB Driver 19.0 for SQL Server Released

Version 19.0 of the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server has been released. Version 19.0 includes changes and new features that improve security in the driver.



Support for TDS 8.0 Support for the Host Name In Certificate connection string keyword, and the SSPROP_INIT_HOST_NAME_CERTIFICATE initialization property


BREAKING CHANGE – Default Encrypt to Yes/Mandatory. BREAKING CHANGE – Changed certificate validation behavior to validate when encryption is negotiated from either the client or the server side, not just the client side.


Breaking Changes   Encrypt = true, by default

There a couple breaking changes in 19.0 over previous releases that may affect a lot of