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.
The SSMS 19.x installation doesn’t upgrade or replace SSMS versions 18.x or earlier. SSMS 18.x installs side by side with previous versions, so both versions are available for use. However, if you have a preview version of SSMS 19.x installed, you must uninstall it before installing SSMS 19.1. You can see if you have the preview version by going to the Help > About window.
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 19
What’s new in 19.1
|Azure Data Studio installation integration||The installation of SSMS installs Azure Data Studio 1.44.|
|Always Encrypted||Added support for secure enclaves and in-place encryption in the Always Encrypted Wizard.|
|Azure SQL Managed Instance||Introduced visibility to the status of the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) service for Azure SQL Managed Instance. Object Explorer can be used to determine if DTC is enabled on the Azure SQL Managed Instance (within the Management node).|
|Backup/Restore||Added capability to restore backup files from S3-compatible storage to SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Managed Instance.|
|General SSMS||Updated File Version for ssms.exe to align with product version.|
|General SSMS||Removed deprecated hardware from the list of available service-level objects.|
|General SSMS||Changed the system browser setting, within Tools > Options > Azure Services, to default to True. The external browser will be used, instead of the legacy embedded browser.|
|General SSMS||Removed Vulnerability Assessment from SSMS.|
|Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance||Added Network Checker wizard, providing the capability to test the network connection and ports prior to creating the link.|
|Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance||Added an advanced network troubleshooting capability within the existing link creation wizard. This provides the capability to troubleshoot network connectivity issues while link creation is in progress.|
|Object Explorer||Removed script header text when selecting the top 1000 rows.|
|PowerShell||Added ability for users to choose the version of PowerShell to use when launched from SSMS.|
|PowerShell||Introduced more PowerShell options within Tools > Options > SQL Server Object Explorer > Commands.|
Beginning with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.7, Azure Data Studio is automatically installed alongside SSMS. Users of SQL Server Management Studio are now able to benefit from the innovations and features in Azure Data Studio.