Microsoft SQL Server EF Core Database Provider

This database provider allows Entity Framework Core to be used with Microsoft SQL Server (including SQL Azure). The provider is maintained as part of the Entity Framework Core Project.


Install the Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer NuGet package.

Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer

Get Started

The following resources will help you get started with this provider.

Supported Database Engines

  • Microsoft SQL Server (2008 onwards)

Supported Platforms

  • .NET Framework (4.5.1 onwards)

  • .NET Core

  • Mono (4.2.0 onwards)

    Caution: Using this provider on Mono will make use of the Mono SQL Client implementation, which has a number of known issues. For example, it does not support secure connections (SSL).