Download and install Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Download and install the latest release, the November Release:


If you're updating from SQL Operations Studio and want to keep your settings, keyboard shortcuts, or code snippets, see Move user settings.

Platform Download Release date Version
Windows Installer
November 6, 2018 1.2.4
macOS .zip November 6, 2018 1.2.4
Linux .deb
November 6, 2018 1.2.4

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

Get Azure Data Studio for Windows

This release of Azure Data Studio includes a standard Windows installer experience, and a .zip:


  1. Download and run the Azure Data Studio 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

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 simply delete the files.

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) (64-bit) - Requires KB2533623
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)


  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12 SP2
  • Ubuntu 16.04

For an optimal experience, please use the recommended system requirements.

CPU Cores Memory/RAM
Recommended 4 8
Minimum 2 4

Check for updates

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

Supported SQL offerings

Move user settings

If you want to move your custom settings, keyboard shortcuts, or code snippets, follow the steps below. This is important to do if you are upgrading from SQL Operations Studio version to Azure Data Studio.

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 clicking the gear on the bottom left and clicking Settings.


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


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


  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, keybindings, 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.

Next Steps

See one of the following quickstarts to get started:

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