Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is used to store all the data for the Ed-Fi ODS / API. Local installation of Standard, Developer, or Enterprise Editions with Service Pack 2 or higher are supported. Using a remote instance of Microsoft SQL Server is not currently supported.
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2014:
When prompted, select the following features:
Use the default instance named MSSQLSERVER.
Select either Windows Authentication Mode or Mixed Mode.
In Specify SQL Server administrator, click Add Current User.
Visual Studio 2015
The ODS/API v2.x code base has been developed and tested using Visual Studio 2015 Professional Edition, so this is the recommended environment. If you want to use Visual Studio 2017, see ODS-2478 for details on a known issue with VS 2017 and a suggested work around.