Release notes for the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server
This page discusses what was added in each version of the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server.
|Azure Active Directory authentication support (
||Using Azure Active Directory.|
|Include Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (adal.dll) in the installer||Now included in the base driver installation, this will upgrade existing installations of the Microsoft Active Directory Authentication Library for SQL Server, removing it from the list of installed applications in Windows.|
|Fixed drop index logic in IIndexDefinition::DropIndex.||Previous versions of the OLE DB driver can't drop a primary key index when the schema ID and the user ID of the owner of the index aren't equal.|
|Support for driver upgrades from the SQL Server removable media.||This improvement allows driver upgrades directly from the SQL Server removable media.|
|Fixed non-interactive Azure Active Directory authentication in multithreaded apartment (MTA).||The OLE DB Driver 18.2.1 incorrectly tries to change the COM concurrency model on an apartment that was previously initialized as multithreaded (MTA). As a result, in an application that makes more than one subsequent call to CoInitialize or CoInitializeEx prior to calling the IDBInitialize::Initialize interface, the driver fails to connect when using any of the Azure Active Directory authentication modes.|
|Support for UTF-8 server encoding.||UTF-8 Support in OLE DB Driver for SQL Server.|
|Azure Active Directory authentication support.||Using Azure Active Directory.|
|Support for the
For more information, see: Using Connection String Keywords with OLE DB Driver for SQL Server.
|Fixed incorrect version of the BCP format file.||The OLE DB Driver 18.0 incorrectly sets the version of the BCP format file to 18.0, instead of to 11.0.
Format files generated by the OLE DB Driver 18.0 cannot be read by the OLE DB Driver 18.1.
If you need to use format files generated by the previous version of the driver with the new driver, you can manually edit the files to change the version to 11.0.
|Support for the
||For more information, see:
• OLE DB Driver for SQL Server Support for High Availability, Disaster Recovery,
• Using Connection String Keywords with OLE DB Driver for SQL Server.