Download and install Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio is a cross-platform database tool for data professionals using on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience with IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. It's engineered with the data platform user in mind, with built-in charting of query result sets and customizable dashboards. For more information about Azure Data Studio, visit What is Azure Data Studio.

Download the latest release

Platform Download Release date Version
Windows User Installer (recommended)
System Installer
March 17, 2021 1.27.0
macOS .zip March 17, 2021 1.27.0
Linux .deb
March 17, 2021 1.27.0

For details about the latest release, see the release notes.

Get Azure Data Studio for Windows


Beginning with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.7, Azure Data Studio is automatically installed alongside SSMS. Users of SQL Server Management Studio are now able to benefit from the innovations and features in Azure Data Studio. Azure Data Studio is a cross-platform and open-source desktop tool for your environments, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid.

To learn more about Azure Data Studio, check out What is Azure Data Studio or the FAQ.

This release of Azure Data Studio includes a standard Windows Installer experience and a .zip file.

We recommend the user installer because it doesn't require administrator privileges, simplifying both installs and upgrades. The user installer doesn't require Administrator privileges as the location is under your user Local AppData (LOCALAPPDATA) folder. The user installer also provides a smoother background update experience. For more information, see User setup for Windows.

User Installer (recommended)

  1. Download and run the Azure Data Studio user installer for Windows.
  2. Start the Azure Data Studio app.

System Installer

  1. Download and run the Azure Data Studio system installer for Windows.
  2. Start the Azure Data Studio app.

.zip file

  1. Download Azure Data Studio .zip for Windows.
  2. Browse to the downloaded file and extract it.
  3. Run \azuredatastudio-windows\azuredatastudio.exe

Get Azure Data Studio for macOS

  1. Download Azure Data Studio for macOS.
  2. To expand the contents of the zip, double-click it.
  3. To make Azure Data Studio available in the Launchpad, drag Azure Data to the Applications folder.

Get Azure Data Studio for Linux

  1. Download Azure Data Studio for Linux by using one of the installers or the tar.gz archive:

  2. To extract the file and launch Azure Data Studio, open a new Terminal window and type the following commands:

    Debian Installation:

    cd ~
    sudo dpkg -i ./Downloads/azuredatastudio-linux-<version string>.deb

    rpm Installation:

    cd ~
    yum install ./Downloads/azuredatastudio-linux-<version string>.rpm

    tar.gz Installation:

    cd ~
    cp ~/Downloads/azuredatastudio-linux-<version string>.tar.gz ~ 
    tar -xvf ~/azuredatastudio-linux-<version string>.tar.gz 
    echo 'export PATH="$PATH:~/azuredatastudio-linux-x64"' >> ~/.bashrc
    source ~/.bashrc


    On Debian, Redhat, and Ubuntu, you may have missing dependencies. Use the following commands to install these dependencies depending on your version of Linux:


    sudo apt-get install libunwind8


    yum install libXScrnSaver


    sudo apt-get install libxss1
    sudo apt-get install libgconf-2-4
    sudo apt-get install libunwind8

Download Insiders build of Azure Data Studio

In general, users should download the stable release of Azure Data Studio above. However, if you want to try out the beta features and send feedback, you can download the Insiders build of Azure Data Studio.

Supported Operating Systems

Azure Data Studio runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux and is supported on the following platforms:


  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)


  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • macOS 11.1 Big Sur


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12 SP2
  • Ubuntu 16.04
Recommended/Minimum CPU Cores Memory/RAM
Recommended 4 8 GB
Minimum 2 4 GB

Check for updates

To check for the latest updates, select the gear icon on the bottom left of the window and select Check for Updates.

Offline environment updates can be applied by installing the latest version directly over a previously installed version. Uninstalling prior versions of Azure Data Studio isn't necessary. The installer updates a currently installed application if present.

Supported SQL offerings

Move user settings

If you're updating SQL Operations Studio to Azure Data Studio and want to keep your settings, keyboard shortcuts, or code snippets, follow the steps below.

If you already have Azure Data Studio, or you've never installed or customized SQL Operations Studio, then you can ignore this section.

  1. Open Settings by selecting the gear on the bottom left and selecting Settings.

    edit settings in Azure Data Studio

  2. Right-click the User Settings tab on top and select Reveal in Explorer

    launch explorer, which will take you to your local file system

  3. Copy all files in this folder and save in an easy to find the location on your local drive, like your Documents folder.

    use the files and copy over to your location

  4. In your new version of Azure Data Studio, follow steps 1-2, then for step 3, paste the contents you saved into the folder. You can also manually copy over the settings, key bindings, or snippets in their respective locations.

  5. If overriding an existing installation, delete the old install directory before installation to avoid errors connecting to your Azure account for the resource explorer.

Unattended install for Windows

You can also install Azure Data Studio using a command prompt script.

If you want to install Azure Data Studio in the background with no GUI prompts, and you're on the Windows platform, then follow the steps below.

  1. Launch the command prompt with elevated permissions.

  2. Type the command below in the command prompt.

    <path where the azuredatastudio-windows-user-setup-x.xx.x.exe file is located> /VERYSILENT /MERGETASKS=!runcode>


    %systemdrive%\azuredatastudio-windows-user-setup-1.24.0.exe /VERYSILENT /MERGETASKS=!runcode


    The example also works with the system installer file.

    <path where the azuredatastudio-windows-setup-x.xx.x.exe file is located> /VERYSILENT /MERGETASKS=!runcode>

    You can also pass /SILENT instead of /VERYSILENT to see the setup UI.

  3. If all goes well, you can see Azure Data Studio installed.

Uninstall Azure Data Studio

If you installed Azure Data Studio using the Windows Installer, then uninstall the same way you remove any Windows application.

If you installed Azure Data Studio with a .zip or other archive, then delete the files.

Next Steps

See one of the following quickstarts to get started:

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