SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server. SSMS combines a broad group of graphical tools with a number of rich script editors to provide developers and administrators of all skill levels access to SQL Server. This release features improved compatibility with previous versions of SQL Server, a stand-alone web installer, and toast notifications within SSMS when new releases become available.
SSMS 17.X is the latest generation of SQL Server Management Studio and provides support for SQL Server 2017. SSMS is free! It does not require a license to install and use.
The SQL Server PowerShell module is now a separate install through the PowerShell Gallery. Please see the download instructions for more information.
SQL Server Management Studio
The release number: 17.0
The build number for this release: 14.0.17099.0
Supported SQL Server versions
- This version of SSMS works with all supported versions of SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2017), and provides the greatest level of support for working with the latest cloud features in Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
- There is no explicit block for SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005, but some features may not work properly.
- Additionally, SSMS 17.x can be installed side-by-side with SSMS 16.X or SQL Server 2014 SSMS and earlier.
Supported Operating systems
This release of SSMS supports the following platforms when used with the latest available service pack:
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
SSMS 17.0 is based on the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell, which was released before Windows Server 2016. Microsoft takes app compatibility very seriously and ensures that already-shipped applications continue to run on the latest Windows releases. Because of this, we do not anticipate that SSMS with all latest updates applied) will encounter issues when running on Windows Server 2016. Customers are advised to contact support, should they encounter any issues with SSMS on Windows Server 2016. Support will then work with customers to determine if the issue is with SSMS or Visual Studio or with Windows compatibility, and route the issue appropriately.
Non-English localized releases of SSMS require the KB 2862966 security update package if installing on: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
This release of SSMS can be installed in the following languages:
Chinese (People's Republic of China) | Chinese (Taiwan) | English (United States) | French
German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish
New in this Release
SSMS 17.0 is the latest generation of SSMS. This release of SSMS provides support SQL Server 2017 (running on Windows or Linux) and SQL Analysis Service PaaS. Additionally, 17.0 introduces numerous improvements across many existing feature areas:
- Over 100 connect issues fixed
- SQL Server PowerShell module moved out of SSMS and into the PowerShell gallery
- Icons updated to support high-DPI display modes
- Numerous performance improvements in Object Explorer
- WSUS support for upgrading to future 17.X versions
- Improved Multi-factor authentication support
- Enhancements to Availability Group functionality (Support for SQL Server on Linux, direct seeding, endpoint URL handling, and more)
- Showplan enhancements including new feature to analyze actual existing showplan to help diagnose issues
- SQL Server Analysis Server 1400 support
- New DAX Query Windows
- Numerous other enhancements for Power Query support
For the full list of changes, see
SQL Server Management Studio - Changelog (SSMS)
To see the list of known issues and work arounds, see
SQL Server Management Studio - Release Notes
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