Previous versions of SQL Server documentation

The documentation for several older versions of Microsoft SQL Server has been archived. This article describes how to access documentation for previous versions in both online and offline formats.

Online documentation

To access the online documentation for SQL Server 2005 - 2014, see the following landing page:

Offline documentation

To access offline content for SQL Server versions 2012 and later, see the following article:


SQL 2014 Transact-SQL content is only available offline.

Lifecycle policy

Review the Microsoft Product Lifecycle for information about how a specific product, service, or technology is supported:

For specific guidance on your options for SQL Server end of support, see the following article:

Next steps