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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. SSMS provides tools to configure, monitor, and administer instances of SQL Server and databases. Use SSMS to deploy, monitor, and upgrade the data-tier components used by your applications, and build queries and scripts.

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

SSMS is free!

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SSMS 18.3.1 is the latest general availability (GA) version of SSMS. If you have a previous GA version of SSMS 18 installed, installing SSMS 18.3.1 upgrades it to 18.3.1 If you have an older preview version of SSMS 18.x installed, you must uninstall it before installing SSMS 18.3.1.

Version information

  • Release number: 18.3.1
  • Build number: 15.0.18183.0
  • Release date: October 02, 2019

If you have comments or suggestions, or you want to report issues, the best way to contact the SSMS team is at UserVoice.

The SSMS 18.x installation doesn't upgrade or replace SSMS versions 17.x or earlier. SSMS 18.x installs side by side with previous versions so both versions are available for use.

If a computer contains side-by-side installations of SSMS, verify you start the correct version for your specific needs. The latest version is labeled Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18


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Available languages (SSMS 18.3.1)

This release of SSMS can be installed in the following languages:

SQL Server Management Studio 18.3.1:
Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | English (United States) | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish


The SQL Server PowerShell module is a separate install through the PowerShell Gallery. For more information, see Download SQL Server PowerShell Module.

New in this release (SSMS 18.3.1)

New item Details
Data Classification Add Data Classification information to column properties UI (Information Type, Information Type ID, Sensitivity Label, and Sensitivity Label ID aren't exposed in the SSMS UI).
Intellisense/Editor Updated support for features recently added to SQL Server 2019 (for example "ALTER SERVER CONFIGURATION").
Integration Services Add a new selection menu item Tools > Migrate to Azure > Configure Azure-enabled DTExec that invokes Integration services (SSIS) package executions on Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime as Execute SSIS Package activities in ADF pipelines.
SMO/Scripting Added support for Support scripting of Azure SQL DW unique constraint.
SMO/Scripting Data Classification - Added support for SQL version 10 (SQL 2008) and higher. - Added new sensitivity attribute 'rank' for SQL version 15 (SQL 2019) and higher and Azure SQL DB.

For details about what's new in this release, see the SSMS release notes.

Supported SQL offerings (SSMS 18.3.1)

  • This version of SSMS works with all supported versions of SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2019 (15.x) and provides the greatest level of support for working with the latest cloud features in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
  • Additionally, SSMS 18.x can be installed side by side with SSMS 17.x, SSMS 16.x, or SQL Server 2014 SSMS and earlier.
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) - SSMS version 17.x or later doesn't support connecting to the legacy SQL Server Integration Services service. To connect to an earlier version of the legacy Integration Services, use the version of SSMS aligned with the version of SQL Server. For example, use SSMS 16.x to connect to the legacy SQL Server 2016 Integration Services service. SSMS 17.x and SSMS 16.x can be installed side by side on the same computer. Since the release of SQL Server 2012, the SSIS Catalog database, SSISDB, is the recommended way to store, manage, run, and monitor Integration Services packages. For details, see SSIS Catalog.

Supported operating systems (SSMS 18.3.1)

This release of SSMS supports the following 64-bit platforms when used with the latest available service pack:

  • Windows 10 (64-bit) *
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2019 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) *
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

* Requires version 1607 (10.0.14393) or later


SSMS runs on Windows only. If you need a tool that runs on platforms other than Windows, take a look at Azure Data Studio. Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform tool that runs on macOS, Linux, as well as Windows. For details, see Azure Data Studio.

Release notes (SSMS 18.3.1)

There are a few known issues with this release.

For details about this release, see the SSMS release notes.

Previous SSMS releases

Previous SQL Server Management Studio Releases

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