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SQL Server Management Studio 16.5 Released

The latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 16.5 is now available.

Download SSMS 16.5 release (version 13.0.16000.28)

See the SSMS download page for the full changelog.

This generally available release of SSMS is free and does not require a SQL Server license to install and use. It uses the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell. Supported on all versions of SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 – SQL Server 2016).

  • Fixed an issue where a crash could occur when a database with table name containing “;:” was clicked on.
  • Fixed an issue where changes made to the Model page in AS Tabular Database Properties window would script out the original definition. Microsoft Connect Item: 3080744
  • Fixed the issue that temporary files are added to the “Recent Files” list.
    Microsoft Connect Item: 2558789
  • Fixed the issue that “Manage Compression” menu item is disabled for the user table nodes in object explorer tree.
    Microsoft Connect Item: 3104616
  • Fixed the issue that user is not able to set the font size for object explorer, registered server explorer, template explorer as well as object explorer details. Font for the explorers will be using the Environment font.
    Microsoft Connect Item: 691432
  • Fixed the issue that SSMS always reconnect to the default database when connection is lost.
    Microsoft Connect Item: 3102337
  • Fixed many of high dpi issues in policy management and query editor window including the execution plan icons.
  • Fixed the issue that option to config font and color for Extended Event is missing.
  • Fixed the issue of SSMS crashes that occur when closing the application or when it is trying to show the error dialog.


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