Preview the new Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.0 for SQL Server

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft JDBC 6.0 Driver for SQL Server! This new driver now supports Always Encrypted, Internationalized Domain Names, Parameterized Queries, and is fully compliant with JDBC specifications 4.1 and 4.2.

To read the full release communication, you can click here.

JDBC Driver Version

JRE Versions

JDBC API Version


1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2

The driver can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

For additional details, check out the SQL Server Developer Center.

We are continuing to work on more exciting features. Please stay tuned for future announcements.

Andrea Lam (