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DP-080: Querying Data with Microsoft Transact-SQL

Companion material and resources for the course 'Endpoint Administrator' delivery by Ricardo Cabral

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS).

Version Description Donwload
Express Free edition of SQL Server, ideal for development and production for desktop, web, and small server applications. - 2022
- 2019
Developer Full-featured free edition, licensed for use as a development and test database in a non-production environment. 2022

Run the downloaded installer and select the Basic installation option.

Microsoft 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 image

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

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

Microsoft Azure Data Studio Extensions

Download Steps

  1. Download the appropriate VSIX package from the tables above.
  2. Open Azure Data Studio, click File, then click Install Extension from VSIX Package. Select the downloaded VSIX package for the extension you would like.
Name Download Link Repository Link Description
Admin Pack for SQL Server VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio A collection of popular database administration extensions to help manage SQL Server
Database Administration Tool Extensions for Windows VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio Adds Windows-specific functionality to Azure Data Studio, including launching a set of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) experiences directly from Azure Data Studio
SQL Server Agent VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio Helps manage and troubleshoot SQL Server Agent jobs and configuration (early preview)
Central Management Servers VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio Allows users to organize and store lists of instances as one or more groups, where actions taken using a CMS group act on all servers in the server group (early preview)
IntelliCode VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio IntelliCode enhances software development using artificial intelligence. IntelliCode delivers context-aware code completions and guides developers to adhere to the patterns and styles of their team.
SQL Server Profiler VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio Provides a simple SQL Server tracing solution similar to SSMS Profiler, allowing users to create and manage traces and analyze and replay trace results
Query History VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio Adds a Query History panel for viewing and running past executed queries.
SQL Server Assessment VSIX Microsoft/azuredatastudio Provides a mechanism to evaluate the configuration of SQL Server for best practices.

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database.

Note: Beginning with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.7, Azure Data Studio is automatically installed alongside SSMS.

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