Download and install Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio is a lightweight, cross-platform data management and development tool with connectivity to popular cloud and on-premises databases. Azure Data Studio supports Windows, macOS, and Linux, with immediate capability to connect to Azure SQL and SQL Server. Browse the extension library for more database support options including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Cosmos DB.

Azure Data Studio's familiar interface offers a modern editor experience with IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. Engineered with the data platform user in mind, its extensibility allows users to customize their experience by installing the extensions relevant to their workflow, including database migrations, charting, GitHub Copilot, and more!

Use Azure Data Studio to query, design, and manage your databases and data warehouses wherever they are, on your local computer or in the cloud.

For more information about Azure Data Studio, visit What is Azure Data Studio?.

Download Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio 1.48.1 is the latest general availability (GA) version.

  • Release number: 1.48.1
  • Release date: June 18, 2024
Platform Type Download
Windows User Installer x64ARM64
System Installer x64ARM64
.zip x64ARM64
macOS .zip UniversalIntel ChipApple Silicon
Linux .tar.gz x64
.deb x64
.rpm1 x64

1 There's a known issue with install on RHEL. For more information, see the release notes.

If you have comments or suggestions or want to report a problem with downloading Azure Data Studio, submit an issue to our team on the Azure Data Studio feedback page.

Install Azure Data Studio

Windows installation


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, which simplifies installations and updates and doesn't require administrator privileges because 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.

What's new with Azure Data Studio

For details about the latest release of Azure Data Studio, see Release notes for Azure Data Studio.

Supported operating systems

Azure Data Studio runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The following versions are supported:

  • Windows: 10 and later versions
  • Windows Server: 2016, 2019, 2022
  • macOS: versions with Apple security update support. This is typically the latest release and the two previous versions.
  • Linux: Debian 9+, RHEL 7+, SLES 15, Ubuntu 18.04+


Incremental versions within a major operating system release may no longer be in support by the operating system. Consult the documentation for your operating system to ensure you have received applicable updates.

System requirements

Requirement level CPU cores RAM memory
Recommended 4 8 GB
Minimum 2 4 GB

Check for updates

To check for the latest updates, on the left pane, select Manage (gear icon), and then select Check for Updates.

To apply environment updates offline, install the latest version directly over your previously installed version. You don't need to uninstall earlier versions of Azure Data Studio. If an earlier version is present, the installer automatically updates to the latest version.



If you installed Azure Data Studio by using the Windows installer, uninstall it just as you would any Windows application.

If you installed Azure Data Studio with a .zip file or other archive, delete that file.

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