Announcing SQL Server Management Studio -16.5 Release

 Today, we are pleased to announce the latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 16.5. This update features fixes for high DPI, reconnection and many issues! Check out the list of fixes below.

Get it here:                                                          

Download SSMS 16.5 release

  • The version number for the latest release is 13.0.16000.28

New in this release

  1. Fixed an issue where a crash could occur when a database with table name containing “;:” was clicked on.
  2. 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
  3. Fixed the issue that temporary files are added to the “Recent Files” list.
    Microsoft Connect Item: 2558789
  4. Fixed the issue that “Manage Compression” menu item is disabled for the user table nodes in object explorer tree. Microsoft Connect Item: 3104616
  5. 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
  6. Fixed the issue that SSMS always reconnect to the default database when connection is lost. Microsoft Connect Item: 3102337
  7. Fixed many of high dpi issues in policy management and query editor window including the execution plan icons.
  8. Fixed the issue that option to config font and color for Extended Event is missing.
  9. Fixed the issue of SSMS crashes that occur when closing the application or when it is trying to show the error dialog.

Please visit the SSMS download page for additional details, and to see the full changelog.

Known Issues
The full list of known issues is available in Release notes available here.

Contact us
As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please visit our forum or Microsoft Connect page. You can also tweet our Engineering Manager at @sqltoolsguy on Twitter. We are fully committed to improve the SSMS experience and look forward to hearing from you!