New SQL Server Management Studio -16.3 (August 2016) Release

Following the SQL Server 2016 release earlier this year, the latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is now available.

Key features are:

  • Switch from monthly-branded SSMS releases (e.g. August 2016 release) to numerically-branded SSMS releases (e.g. 16.3 release).
  • New Active Directory authentication option (Active Directory Universal Authentication) with underlying Azure AD supporting multi-factor authentication and integrated authentication.
  • New PowerShell cmdlets to help perform SQL Server login management.
  • Support for filtering in the ‘Databases’ node of the Object explorer.
    You can download the latest release version 13.0.15700.28 in the link below.

Download SSMS 16.3 (August 2016) release

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Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF9 Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Platform) based in London, UK with more than 15 years of industry experience. He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery. Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays and Collab365. He is also one of the co-organisers of the SharePoint User Group UK (London) region. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and every year participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can find him online at www.techchirag.com and follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag.

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