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SharePoint Software Requirements For Database Servers For Sharepoint Server Subscription Edition https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointServer/install/software-requirements-for-database-servers-for-sharepoint-server-subscription-edition.md
Earlier versions of windows server are not supported. SharePoint server supports
## Database versions
-SharePoint server supports the following database versions:
+SharePoint Server Subscription Edition supports the following database versions:
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+- A Standard or Enterprise Edition of SQL Server for Windows that supports database compatibility level 150. This includes SQL Server 2019 CU5 or later and any future version of SQL Server for Windows that supports database compatibility level 150. For more information about database compatibility levels, see [Compatibility Certification](/sql/database-engine/install-windows/compatibility-certification?view=sql-server-ver15&preserve-view=true) and [ALTER DATABASE (Transact-SQL) Compatibility Level](/sql/t-sql/statements/alter-database-transact-sql-compatibility-level?view=sql-server-ver15&preserve-view=true).
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+- Microsoft Azure SQL Managed Instance (MI). This is only supported if your SharePoint Server farm is hosted in Microsoft Azure. For more information, see [Deploy Azure SQL Managed Instance with SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019](../administration/deploy-azure-sql-managed-instance-with-sharepoint-servers-2016-2019.md).
- A Standard or Enterprise Edition of SQL Server for Windows that supports database compatibility level 150. This includes SQL Server 2019 and any future version of SQL Server for Windows that supports database compatibility level 150. For more information about database compatibility levels, see [Compatibility Certification](/sql/database-engine/install-windows/compatibility-certification?view=sql-server-ver15) and [ALTER DATABASE (Transact-SQL) Compatibility Level](/sql/t-sql/statements/alter-database-transact-sql-compatibility-level?view=sql-server-ver15). -- Microsoft Azure SQL Managed Instance (MI). This is only supported if your SharePoint Server farm is hosted in Microsoft Azure. For more information, see [Deploy Azure SQL Managed Instance with SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019](../administration/deploy-azure-sql-managed-instance-with-sharepoint-servers-2016-2019).
+- Microsoft Azure SQL Managed Instance (MI). This is only supported if your SharePoint Server farm is hosted in Microsoft Azure. For more information, see [Deploy Azure SQL Managed Instance with SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019](../administration/deploy-azure-sql-managed-instance-with-sharepoint-servers-2016-2019.md).
> [!NOTE] > SQL Server products and all future public updates are supported through the SQL Server product lifecycle.