OLE DB Driver 18.4 for SQL Server is released today, bringing support for Transparent Network IP Resolution and UTF-8 client-side support to the driver along with a number of fixes. The driver can be downloaded directly from Microsoft.
|Fixed various issues in the ISequentialStream interface||A few issues affecting multibyte code pages resulted in the interface prematurely reporting the end of the stream during the read operation.|
|Fixed a memory leak in the IOpenRowset::OpenRowset interface||Fixed a memory leak in the IOpenRowset::OpenRowset interface when the SSPROP_IRowsetFastLoad property was enabled.|
|Fixed an issue in scenarios involving a sql_variant data type and non-ASCII strings.||Executing certain scenarios involving a sql_variant data type and non-ASCII strings may result in data corruption. For details, see: Known issues.|
|Fixed issues with the Test Connection button in the UDL configuration dialog||The Test Connection button in the UDL configuration dialog now honors initialization properties set in the All tab.|
|Fixed the SSPROP_INIT_PACKETSIZE property default value handling||Fixed an unexpected error when the SSPROP_INIT_PACKETSIZE property was set to its default value of 0. For details about this property, see Initialization and Authorization Properties.|
|Fixed buffer overflow issues in IBCPSession||Fixed buffer overflow issues when using malformed data files.|
|Fixed accessibility issues||Fixed accessibility issues in the installer UI and the SQL Server Login dialog (reading content, tab stops).|
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