Loving the new UI on SSMS 17.0 – Get Ready for SQL Server 2017

If you haven’t downloaded the new SSMS 17.0 I recommend you go get the free upgrade. Loving the new UI too.


It still looks similar as before, but the subtle changes are nice.


New Icon:


Start Menu (Yes I my workstation still has Win 7)


Splash Screen:


New Query Window, Object Explorer Icons, etc:


Here’s the link again with good info from MS:


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.1

download Download SQL Server Management Studio – 17.0


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.

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).



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