In this article, we will cover some recent changes to the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) and SqlPackage. DacFx is a library that provides APIs for database deployment and development scenarios and SqlPackage is a command line interface to DacFx for common uses. Earlier this year SqlPackage released updates including additional support for Azure Synapse Analytics and improved performance. The first preview for the 160 major version of DacFx is now available, containing the completed migration to Microsoft.Data.SqlClient. To facilitate discussions and sharing of code samples for DacFx and SqlPackage, a GitHub repository has been made available.
Recent Updates to SqlPackage