Download and install SQL Operations Studio (preview)

Microsoft SQL Operations Studio (preview) runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Download and install the latest release, the August Public Preview:

Platform Download Release date Version
Windows Installer
August 30, 2018 0.32.8
macOS .zip August 30, 2018 0.32.8
Linux .deb
August 30, 2018 0.32.8

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

Get SQL Operations Studio (preview) for Windows

This release of SQL Operations Studio (preview) includes a standard Windows installer experience, and a .zip:


  1. Download and run the SQL Operations Studio (preview) installer for Windows.
  2. Start the SQL Operations Studio (preview) app.

.zip file

  1. Download SQL Operations Studio (preview) .zip for Windows.
  2. Browse to the downloaded file and extract it.
  3. Run \sqlops-windows\sqlops.exe

Get SQL Operations Studio (preview) for macOS

  1. Download SQL Operations Studio (preview) for macOS.
  2. To expand the contents of the zip, double-click it.
  3. To make SQL Operations Studio (preview) available in the Launchpad, drag to the Applications folder.

Get SQL Operations Studio (preview) for Linux

  1. Download SQL Operations Studio (preview) for Linux by using one of the installers or the tar.gz archive:
  2. To extract the file and launch SQL Operations Studio (preview), open a new Terminal window and type the following commands:

    Debian Installation:

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

    rpm Installation:

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

    tar.gz Installation:

    cd ~ 
    cp ~/Downloads/sqlops-linux-<version string>.tar.gz ~ 
    tar -xvf ~/sqlops-linux-<version string>.tar.gz 
    echo 'export PATH="$PATH:~/sqlops-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 SQL Operations Studio (preview)

If you installed SQL Operations Studio (preview) using the Windows installer, then uninstall the same way you remove any Windows application.

If you installed SQL Operations Studio (preview) with a .zip or other archive, then simply delete the files.

Supported Operating Systems

SQL Operations Studio (preview) 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

Check for updates

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

Next Steps

See one of the following quickstarts to get started:

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