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We have released for general availability Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 1.1. This .NET Data Provider for SQL Server provides general connectivity to the database and supports all the latest SQL Server features for applications targeting .NET Framework and .NET Core.
To try out the new package, add a NuGet reference to Microsoft.Data.SqlClient in your application.
If you've been following our preview releases, you know we've been busy working to add feature support for Always Encrypted with secure enclaves, set up documentation and Intellisense, and release a public version of the Microsoft.Data.SqlClient.AlwaysEncrypted.AzureKeyVaultProvider key store provider to enable an out-of-the-box cross-platform Always Encrypted story.
We have a general documentation section for Microsoft ADO.NET for SQL Server, we have .NET API Browser documentation, we have code samples, and we have integrated documentation and samples in the library to show up correctly in Intellisense.
You can read the release notes for 1.1 and try out the sample for Always Encrypted using the Azure Key Vault key store provider.
Again, to try out the new package, add a NuGet reference to Microsoft.Data.SqlClient in your application. If you encounter any issues or have any feedback, head over to the SqlClient GitHub repository and submit an issue.