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