How to Install Azure Data Studio to Work with SQL Server


(intro will go here)

Download Azure Data Studio on your desktop. Do this on your desktop, not the SQL Server itself. You always want to run management tools from your own machine to reduce the overhead on the SQL Server itself. After it downloads, install it – just accept the defaults. During the installation process, it may ask:

You don’t need to register Azure Data Studio. You can leave the checkbox enabled for Add to PATH (and no, I have no idea why PATH is CAPITALIZED), but you don’t need to restart immediately for the purposes of this blog