SQL Server help and feedback
This article explains different ways to get assistance with an issue or provide feedback for SQL Server or the SQL Server technical documentation.
Contact Microsoft Support
Customers with an Azure technical support plan can open a ticket with Microsoft support.
You can also use the Global Customer Service phone numbers to open a support ticket.
You can find all the latest troubleshooting guidance and resolution to common issues in the SQL Server Troubleshooting documentation.
Review known issues
You can check the following resources to understand if you encounter any known issues.
We publish our bug fix list in the SQL Server builds spreadsheet. This spreadsheet contains tabs with detailed fix list for our mainstream supported versions SQL Server 2022 (16.x), SQL Server 2019 (15.x), and SQL Server 2017 (14.x). You can sort this list by component and feature, and understand when a specific issue was fixed. Each fix item is also linked to its own article reference, which provides more details about the problem and any applicable workaround.
When we publish a Cumulative Update, we publish a Knowledge Base article that corresponds to that update. For example, SQL Server 2022 Cumulative Update 2. You can see the table in that article that shows the "Improvements and fixes included in this update".
If we detect that an update introduced a problem or regression, then we immediately add it as a "Known issues in this update" section of the same article. For example in Cumulative Update 19 for SQL Server 2019, you notice two issues highlighted that were introduced in that update.
Every major release of the product is accompanied by the release notes for that version. The release notes of that version document known issues associated with the release.
Ask the community for help
If you're interested in engaging the vibrant SQL Server community for assistance, there are multiple options available.
Microsoft Q & A
You can also get help by searching and posting questions on Microsoft Q & A.
There are a few communities that can help you with your SQL Server issues.
- Stack Overflow
- DBA Stack Exchange
- Get help from the community with the #sqlhelp hash tag on Twitter
You can submit suggestions for improvement and other feedback, including bugs.
- Azure Data Studio issues: Azure Data Studio GitHub
- Ideas for SQL: Have suggestions for improving SQL Server?
SQL Server documentation
The best way to reach the SQL Server content team is through Git Issues. You'll find an option to submit a Git Issue at the bottom of most of our pages:
If you have something else to share - an idea, a suggestion, feedback, anything! - you can open a general Git Issue by going to https://aka.ms/SQLDocsFeedback and selecting New Issues.
Social media updates
There are a few social media outlets to get information about the latest SQL Server updates.
Updates via Twitter
The following Twitter accounts provide updates about SQL Server:
- Microsoft SQL Server - @sqlserver
- Azure SQL - @AzureSQL
- Azure Data SQL Team - @mssqltiger
- SQL Docs Team - @sqldocs
The following SQL Server blogs provide the latest information about SQL Server:
SQL Server license information
If you would like to download and review the license information for SQL Server, it can be found at Microsoft SQL Server Additional Software License Terms.
Contribute to SQL documentation
Did you know that you can edit SQL content yourself? If you do so, not only do you help improve our documentation, but you also get credited as a contributor to the page.
For more information, see How to contribute to SQL Server documentation