Released: Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 4.0 Preview 1

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