An issue was reported in the recent 8.2.0 release which required a fix. So we've released 8.2.1 to correct the issue. We also took the opportunity to add new default trusted endpoints for Azure Key Vault when using Always Encrypted.
Added new Azure Key Vault endpoints to the list of trusted endpoints#1264
Fixed a potential NullPointerException issue when retrieving data as java.time.LocalTime or java.time.LocalDate type with SQLServerResultSet.getObject()#1250
Add the JDBC 8.2 RTW driver to your Maven project by adding the following code to your POM file to include it as a dependency in your project (choose .jre8, .jre11, or .jre13 for your required Java version).