A fortnight or so ago, I upgraded the Microsoft sql server instance on my development instance from v2019 to v2022.
As v2022 is not yet generally released, I went with a release candidate.
SQL Server Management Studio ( SSMS )
In June 2015, Microsoft announced through a blog posting that it will disassociate the release cycle of SQL Server Management Studio, a client product, from the base engine.
That Blog Post is here:-
Announcing SQL Server Management Studio – June 2015 Release
The implication of Microsoft’s decision are:-
- SSMS will no longer be bundled with SQL Server Engine installation package
- One has to intentionally search out SSMS
- Once it is found
SQL Server Management Studio v19 is not yet generally released.
And, so went with a preview version, as well.
The installation artifacts are available @ https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssms/download-sql-server-management-studio-ssms-19?view=sql-server-ver16 ( Link ).
Installation went well.
The only install choice is to choose the target folder to place the application binaries.
Image – Welcome
Image – Installing
Image – Setup Completed
- Side By Side Install
- You get to keep earlier SQL Server Management Studio installs
- And, so if you do not like certain things with SSMS v19, please continue to use earlier versions
- Building Blocks
- Visual Studio 2017 Isolated Shell
- When first used, you will be asked whether you want to import pre-existing customizations from earlier SSMS Versions
- Importing will quicken your path towards usage
Thankfully, the installation went forth without a hitch.