Introducing new and improved updates to SQL tools on Azure 

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In this post, we’ll recap the updates to SQL tools over the past few months, including the recent releases of Azure Data Studio and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Additionally, we’ll highlight the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) 160 general availability and changes to the MSSQL extension for VS Code. Lastly, we will introduce a major…Read more

SQL Tools December release recap 

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The December releases of Azure Data Studio 1.25 and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.8 are now generally available.  Additionally, the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code has recently been updated to version 1.10.0. Read on to learn more about each of these updates and grab the latest versions of SSMS, Azure Data Studio, or…Read more

State of the SQL Server tools 

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This week we’re announcing the general availability of SQL Server 2019, a significant milestone for Azure Data and for SQL Server customers. This presents a good moment to give an update on the state of tooling for SQL Server. Since SQL Server 2016, the tools for SQL Server have been released independently “out of box”…Read more

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SQL Server Management Studio 18.4 and sqlpackage v18.4 generally available 

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Today we’re announcing the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.4. This update has full support for SQL Server 2019 capabilities as well as some bug fixes. You can download SQL Server Management Studio 18.4 today and review SQL Server Management Studio release notes for details. In addition, we’re also announcing sqlpackage v18.4 is…Read more

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SQL Server Management Studio 18.3 is now generally available 

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Today we’re announcing the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.3. For this update, while we added some features, our focus was primarily on fundamentals such as stability, reliability, and performance. You can download SQL Server Management Studio 18.3 today and review the SQL Server Management Studio release notes for details. Some of the…Read more

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SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 is now generally available 

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We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.2. For this update, while we added some features, our focus was dedicated to fundamentals such as stability, reliability, performance, etc. You can download SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 today. Some of the new features in SQL Server Management Studio include: Intellisense/editor:…Read more

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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.1 is now generally available 

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We’re excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.1. It’s been just over a month since we released SSMS 18.0. While we brought in many fantastic capabilities, we also regressed some functionality for some of our users. We are happy to share that we’ve fixed those and are also bringing in…Read more

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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 released for general availability 

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When I joined the SQL Tools team as a PM back in October 2018, my top priority was to release SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18. I expected a fair amount of work but didn’t realize how complicated the process would be. 6 months later, having passed several internal checks such as accessibility, privacy, security,…Read more

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SQL Server Management Studio 18.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available 

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As we get closer to the General Availability of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18, we have decided to have a quick release of the Release Candidate (RC) build. You can download SSMS 18.0 RC1 today and for more details on what’s included, please see the Release Notes. This SQL Server Management Studio 18 RC1…Read more

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SQL Server Management Studio 18.0 Public Preview 7 Released 

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After a brief gap since releasing SQL Server Public Preview 6, and having survived through the February 2019 Snowcalypse in Seattle, I’m happy to share that everyone in the SQL Tools team has made it out alive. I am also very excited to announce the Public Preview 7 of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0…Read more

SSMS 18.0 Public Preview 6 released 

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We are very excited to announce the Public Preview 6 of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0. In the spirit of more frequent releases, Preview 6 brings another incremental update to SSMS 18.0. This release has new features and capabilities, several bug fixes across SQL Server Management Objects (SMO), intelliSense improvements in UI, etc. You…Read more

SSMS 17.9.1 is now generally available 

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Update: SQL Server Management Studio 18.1 is now generally available.  We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.9.1. Download SSMS 17.9.1 today and for details please see the Release Notes. This is a minor update to 17.9 with the following important improvements: Occasionally, SSMS closes MFA query editor connections…Read more