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.
SSMS releases are now branded numerically, not by months.
This generally available release of SSMS is free and does not require a SQL Server license to install and use.
This release of SSMS uses the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell. The release number: 16.5 The build number for this release: 13.0.16000.28
There is no explicit block for SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005, but some features may not work properly.
Additionally, one SSMS 16.x release or SSMS 2016 can be installed side by side with previous versions of SSMS 2014 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 2012 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Fixed an issue where a crash could occur when a database with table name containing “;:" was clicked on.
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
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