Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server support matrix

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This page contains the support matrix and support lifecycle policy for the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server.

Microsoft JDBC Driver support lifecycle matrix and policy

The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) policy provides transparent, predictable information regarding the support lifecycle of Microsoft products. JDBC driver versions 3.0, 4.x, 6.x, 7.x, and 8.x have five-year Mainstream support from the driver release date. Mainstream support is defined on the Microsoft support lifecycle website.

Extended and custom support options are not available for the Microsoft JDBC Driver.

The following Microsoft JDBC Drivers are supported, until the indicated End of Support date.

Driver Name Driver Package Version Applicable JAR(s) End of Mainstream Support
Microsoft JDBC Driver 8.4 for SQL Server 8.4 mssql-jdbc-8.4.0.jre14.jar
mssql-jdbc-8.4.0.jre11.jar
mssql-jdbc-8.4.0.jre8.jar
July 31, 2025
Microsoft JDBC Driver 8.2 for SQL Server 8.2 mssql-jdbc-8.2.2.jre13.jar
mssql-jdbc-8.2.2.jre11.jar
mssql-jdbc-8.2.2.jre8.jar
March 24, 2025
Microsoft JDBC Driver 7.4 for SQL Server 7.4 mssql-jdbc-7.4.1.jre12.jar
mssql-jdbc-7.4.1.jre11.jar
mssql-jdbc-7.4.1.jre8.jar
August 2, 2024
Microsoft JDBC Driver 7.2 for SQL Server 7.2 mssql-jdbc-7.2.2.jre11.jar
mssql-jdbc-7.2.2.jre8.jar
April 16, 2024
Microsoft JDBC Driver 7.0 for SQL Server 7.0 mssql-jdbc-7.0.0.jre10.jar
mssql-jdbc-7.0.0.jre8.jar
July 31, 2023
Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.4 for SQL Server 6.4 mssql-jdbc-6.4.0.jre9.jar
mssql-jdbc-6.4.0.jre8.jar
mssql-jdbc-6.4.0.jre7.jar
February 27, 2023
Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.2 for SQL Server 6.2 mssql-jdbc-6.2.2.jre8.jar
mssql-jdbc-6.2.2.jre7.jar
June 30, 2022
Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.0 for SQL Server 6.0 sqljdbc42.jar
sqljdbc41.jar
July 14, 2021
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2 for SQL Server 4.2 sqljdbc42.jar
sqljdbc41.jar
August 24, 2020

The following Microsoft JDBC Drivers are no longer supported.

Driver Name Driver Package Version End of Mainstream Support
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.1 for SQL Server 4.1 December 12, 2019
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server 4.0 March 6, 2017
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 3.0 April 23, 2015
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0 2.0 December 31, 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.2 1.2 June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.1 1.1 June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.0 1.0 June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 JDBC Driver 2000 July 9, 2010

SQL version compatibility

Database version →
↓ Driver Version
Azure SQL Database Azure Synapse Analytics Azure SQL Managed Instance SQL Server 2019 SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2016 SQL Server 2014 SQL Server 2012 PDW 2008R2 AU34 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008
8.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3.0 Yes2 Yes5 Yes1 Yes Yes
2.0 Yes3 Yes3
1.2 Yes3

1 Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0 can connect to SQL Server 2012 as a down-level client.

2 Support for Azure SQL Database was introduced in the 3.0 driver as a hotfix. We recommend that Azure SQL Database customers use the latest driver version available.

3 Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver version 1.2 can connect to SQL Server 2008 as a down-level client. When down-level conversions are allowed, applications can execute queries and perform updates on the new SQL Server 2008 data types, such as time, date, datetime2, datetimeoffset, and FILESTREAM. For more information about how to use these new data types with the JDBC driver, see Working with SQL Server 2008 Date/Time Data Types using JDBC Driver and Working with SQL Server 2008 FileStream using JDBC Driver. For more information about the down-level compatibility of these new data types, see Using Date and Time Dataand FILESTREAM Support topics in SQL Server Books Online.

4 Support for connections between the Microsoft JDBC Driver and Parallel Data Warehouse was first introduced in the Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Update 3.

5 Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0 can connect to SQL Server 2014 as a down-level client.

Java and JDBC specification support

JDBC Driver Version JRE Versions JDBC API Version
8.4 1.8, 11, 14 4.2, 4.3 (partially)
8.2 1.8, 11, 13 4.2, 4.3 (partially)
7.4 1.8, 11, 12 4.2, 4.3 (partially)
7.2 1.8, 11 4.2, 4.3 (partially)
7.0 1.8, 10 4.2, 4.3 (partially)
6.4 1.7, 1.8, 9 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (partially)
6.2 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
6.1 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
6.0 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
4.2 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
4.1 1.7 4.0
4.0 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 3.0, 4.0
3.0 1.5, 1.6, 3.0, 4.0
2.0 1.5, 1.6 3.0, 4.0
1.2 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 3.0
1.1 1.4 3.0
1.0 1.4 3.0
2000 1.4 3.0

Supported operating systems

The Microsoft JDBC driver is designed to work on any operating system that supports the use of a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Some commonly used platforms include Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Linux, Unix, AIX, macOS, and others.

The JDBC product team tests our driver on Windows, Sun Solaris, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS Linux, and macOS.

Application server support

The Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server is tested with various application servers. Consult your application server vendor for additional details on which driver version is compatible with their product.