Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 4.0 Preview 1 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 first 4.0 preview includes many fixes and changes over the previous 3.0 GA release.
Notable changes include:
Encrypt default value set to true
The default value of the Encrypt connection setting has been changed from false to true. With the growing use of cloud databases and the