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18.5: New Page - Mathematics

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

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Previous SSMS releases

Download previous SSMS versions by selecting the download link in the related section.

SSMS version Build number Release date
18.9 15.0.18382.0 April 15, 2021
18.8 15.0.18369.0 December 17, 2020
18.7.1 15.0.18358.0 October 27, 2020
18.7 15.0.18357.0 October 20, 2020
18.6 15.0.18338.0 July 22, 2020
18.5.1 15.0.18333.0 June 09, 2020
18.5 15.0.18330.0 April 07, 2020
18.4 15.0.18206.0 November 04, 2019
18.3.1 15.0.18183.0 October 02, 2019
18.2 15.0.18142.0 July 25, 2019
18.1 15.0.18131.0 June 11, 2019
18.0 15.0.18118.0 April 24, 2019
17.9.1 14.0.17289.0 November 21, 2018
16.5.3 13.0.16106.4 January 30, 2017

Download SSMS 18.9

SSMS 18.9 includes a known issue related to IntelliSense, where column names are omitted from suggestions and error indicators are falsely displayed under the column names. A hotfix release is available (18.9.1). If you are interested in downloading SSMS 18.9 it is available below.

What's new in 18.9

New item Details
Always Encrypted Updated the New Column Master Key and New Column Encryption Key dialogs to support provisioning and managing column master keys stored in Azure Key Vault Managed HSMs.
Always Encrypted Enabled specifying a key length when generating column master keys in Azure Key Vault.
Always Encrypted Improved diagnostics for provisioning and managing column master keys stored in Azure Key Vault.
Azure Data Studio installation integration Installation of SSMS installs Azure Data Studio 1.27.0.
Azure SQL DB Improved the diagnostic reporting when an error occurs while interacting with Azure.
General SSMS Added command /resetuserdata to ssms.exe, which resets the user data including the "Most Recently Used" lists.
General SSMS Updated MSODBC and OLEDB drivers installed with SSMS. The updated version to MSODBC notably adds a workaround to connection error AADSTS530000 (AAD configuration with Conditional Access policies that would require Windows Account Manager). See Using Azure Active Directory for more information.
IntelliSense/Editor Added support for greatest and least in IntelliSense
IntelliSense/Editor Added support for BACKUP_STORAGE_REDUNDANCY syntax (CREATE/ALTER DATABASE).
ShowPlan Always show Estimated Number of Rows for All Executions property

Bug fixes in 18.9

New Item Details
Accessibility Fixed issues in narrator: Items order for New Column Master Key UI to move in a logical order from top to bottom, Narrator focus order on Filter Settings.
Always Encrypted Fixed the Always Encrypted wizard to not include a port number in key paths for column master keys stored in Azure Key Vault. The bug caused failures in the ODBC and PHP drivers that did not expect port numbers in key paths.
Always On Availability Group Fixed in issue where the "Add New Availability Group" Wizard does not join AG databases into new AG automatically on secondary replica.
Auditing Fixed an issue where SSMS was throwing an error dialog when trying to bring up the Properties on Audit Specification.
Auditing Fixed an issue were some Audit Specifications wizards and property dialogs where not working properly on some localized versions of SSMS (e.g. Create, Japanese).
Azure SQL DB Fixed an issue that was causing the "Create firewall rule" to fail in some cases.
Azure SQL DB Fixed an issue where the "Properties" dialog on a Table was displaying the incorrect server name (local machine instead of the Azure SQL DB server name).
Azure SQL DB Fixed an issue that was causing the "Create firewall rule" to fail when the server name had invalid characters (such as capital letters) in the name.
Import/Export Data-Tier Application Fixed in issue where importing a bacpac into SQL Express may fail. See SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Fixed a crash (in the Visual Studio Shell) that was causing SSMS to crash when re-docking tabs. See SQL Server user feedback
General SSMS Fixed an issue in "Browse folder" dialog that was causing SSMS to stop responding.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where Object Explorer can lock up the UI thread, and ultimately cause the UI to freeze (and the user to have to hard close the SSMS.
General SSMS Addressed issue where there is no option available in SSMS to rebuild a clustered columnstore index online. SSMS offers an online ON checkbox on the UI, where we can select if the particular index has to be built online.
General SSMS Fixed the logic to page the user to a proper page in most error dialogs originating from exception at the SQLClient (driver) level. Previously, for almost all the error/exceptions, the help button was always tasking the user to a non-existing page.
General SSMS Fixed issues around the "Server Properties / Processor" UI where SSMS is SSMS shows incorrect CPU Processor information or an error similar to "An item with the same key has already been added." See SQL Server user feedback and another SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Fixed errors that may show up while resetting settings. See SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Fixed an issue that was causing SSMS to throw an error message when trying to use the "PresentOn" feature in QuickLaunch. Also, added back the "PresentOff " functionality, which resets the UI to its regular size.
General SSMS Fixed the logic that prevents the creation of a (clustered) columnstore index, which was overly restrictive for newer versions of SQL Server. See SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where SSMS was displaying an incorrect error message when changing the connection of an editor window to DAC ("Dedicated Admin Connection"). The error message was misleading in asserting that the connection was not successful, when indeed it was. Note: while the error has been removed, due to the nature of DAC, keep in mind that: (1) IntelliSense experience will be significantly limited (2) SSMS will still block the Object Explorer experience when connecting using DAC.
High DPI/Scaling Fixed an issue where the Data Collection Wizard could UI could result in being clipped on High DPI monitors (at 150% scaling).
High DPI/Scaling Fixed an issue where DB Mirroring security wizard may render poorly on High DPI (at 150% scaling).
High DPI/Scaling Fixed an issue with the "New Job Schedule" dialog which was rendering poorly on High DPI (4K monitors and 200% scaling).
High DPI/Scaling Fixed an issue with the "New Session" (XEvents) where some elements of the UI were truncated on High DPI (4K monitors and 200% scaling).
Import Flat File Fixed issue where some messages displayed by the Import Flat File wizard are not localized.
IntelliSense/Editor Updated IntelliSense to display more useful information on built-in functions TODATETIMEOFFSET and SWITCHOFFSET.
Log Shipping Wizard Fixed in issue where Log Shipping Wizard may throw an error "Cannot show requested dialog" when clicking on Edit Job for Transaction Log Backup/Copy/Restore Setting Tab.
Log Viewer Addressed an issue where on some locales (e.g. Korean) some UI elements looked truncated/clipped.
Maintenance Plans Fixed an issue where SQL Server Management Studio 15.0.18338.0 can't explore "Expression" property in Maintenance plan. See SQL Server user feedback.
Query Tuning Advisor Fixed an issue where an error message like "User does not have enough permissions." was displayed when trying to use the "New Database Upgrade Session" wizard on a database containing a dot in the name. See SQL Server user feedback.
SMO/Scripting Fixed script generation for DW databases where it only worked if the object explorer was connected to logical master instead of the user database.
SSMS Setup Fixed an issue where SSMS Setup was not properly executing the Post-Install Custom Action, thus not running "ssms.exe /setup". This is believe to be the cause for some sporadic issues when SSMS is started after an upgrade (see known issue session for AS).
Vulnerability Assessment Disabling menu options "Tasks -> Vulnerability Assessment" for Azure SQL databases and adding collapsible message tip for better user experience for Azure SQL VM users.
XEvent UI Fixed capability to filter Extended Events using the event name instead of ID. Supports the use of map_value column instead of map_key in wait_type filter predicate as the key value is subjected to change during version upgrade. Originally added in SSMS 18.8.

Known issues (18.9)

New Item Details Workaround
Analysis Services In rare cases when using upgrade setup, there may be an "Object not set to instance of an object" error when attempting to open the DAX editor after upgrading SSMS. Uninstalling and reinstalling SQL Server Management Studio. If not solved by reinstallation, close all instances of SSMS, backup and then remove %AppData%MicrosoftSQL Server Management Studio and %LocalAppData%MicrosoftSQL Server Management Studio .
General SSMS New Server Audit Specification dialog may cause SSMS to crash with an access violation error. A fix is coming for .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 10 version > 1809 on July 21. Earlier versions will be updated the second Tuesday of August.
General SSMS SSMS Extensions using SMO should be recompiled targeting the new SSMS-specific SMO v161 package. A preview version is available at https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects.SSMS/
Extensions compiled against previous 160 versions of Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects package will still function.
N/A
Integration Services When importing or exporting packages in Integration Services or exporting packages in Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime, scripts are lost for packages containing script tasks/components. Remove folder "C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18Common7IDECommonExtensionsMSBuild".
IntelliSense Column names are omitted from suggestions and error indicators are falsely displayed under the column names.

Download SSMS 18.8

What's new in 18.8

New item Details
Azure Data Studio installation integration Installation of SSMS installs Azure Data Studio 1.25.1.
Analysis Services Added support for Power BI Premium Gen2 workspaces.
Auditing Added support for EXTERNAL_MONITOR and "operator audit". See the configuration documentation for more information.
Integration Services Improved IR Creation Wizard such that creating SSISDB is optional when creating SSIS IR

Bug fixes in 18.8

New Item Details
Accessibility Fixed issues impacting Narrator in the ProgressReport Dialog
Activity Monitor Fixed an issue where the "Edit Query Text" context menu in "Active Expensive Queries" grid was not working
Always Encrypted Fixed an issue where SSMS could throw a runtime error ("Class not found")
High DPI/Scaling Improved the 4k display of the ProgressReport Dialog
High DPI/Scaling Fixed in issue on the "New Schedule- Package" Form in Integration Services
General SSMS Fixed an issue where SSMS could be throwing an error when trying to display the properties of a column which has an identity seed or identity increment that exceeds the size of a bigint.
General SSMS Fixed a crash in SSMS caused by a menu item "Projects Export Templates…" which was not meant to be displayed
General SSMS Fixed an issue that could cause SSMS to crash when enumerating backups in a folder
General SSMS Mitigated an issue that was causing SSMS to leak handles and memory when displaying results of queries
General SSMS Fixed an issue where the users were not able to create clustered columnstore index for columns of particular types (UniqueIdentifier on SQL 2014 and above, VarCharMax/NVarCharMax/VarBinaryMax on SQL 2017 and above)
General SSMS Fixed a long outstanding issue where the reordering of XML columns in the "Result Grid" was not working. See SQL Server user feedback
General SSMS Fixed issue where SSMS was incorrectly displaying a warning about "change tracking not being supported for a database with memory optimized objects "
Generate Scripts Wizard Fixed a bug inhibiting enumeration of database objects on SQL Server 2014 and older. See SQL Server user feedback.
Replication Tools Fixed an issue where SQL Replication Monitor was not honoring the autoconnect settings, thus forcing the user to manually reconnect every time. See SQL Server user feedback
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue when trying to use "Generate Script…" on an encrypted view in SQL Azure DB
XEvent UI Fixed an issue that could cause SSMS to crash when switching from other applications to SSMS.
XEvent UI Reverted the improvement from 18.7 that caused a bug in XEvent creation due to additional quotation marks. This change is temporary and the improvement will return in a subsequent release without the accompanying bug.

Known issues (18.8)

New Item Details Workaround
Analysis Services Error when connecting to SSAS via msmdpump.dll. See SQL Server user feedback. N/A
Analysis Services In rare cases when using upgrade setup, there may be an "Object not set to instance of an object" error when attempting to open the DAX editor after upgrading SSMS. Uninstalling and reinstalling SQL Server Management Studio. If not solved by reinstallation, close all instances of SSMS, backup and then remove %AppData%MicrosoftSQL Server Management Studio and %LocalAppData%MicrosoftSQL Server Management Studio .
General SSMS New Server Audit Specification dialog may cause SSMS to crash with an access violation error. N/A
General SSMS SSMS Extensions using SMO should be recompiled targeting the new SSMS-specific SMO v161 package. A preview version is available at https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects.SSMS/
Extensions compiled against previous 160 versions of Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects package will still function.
N/A
Integration Services When importing or exporting packages in Integration Services or exporting packages in Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime, scripts are lost for packages containing script tasks/components. Remove folder "C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18Common7IDECommonExtensionsMSBuild".
Integration Services Remote connections to Integration services may fail with "The specified service does not exist as an installed service." on newer Operating system. Identify the Integration services-related registry location under ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAppID & ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT WOW6432NodeAppID and within these hives, rename the registry key named 'LocalService' to 'LocalService_A' for the specific version of Integration services that we are trying to connect

Download SSMS 18.7

Bug fixes in 18.7.1

New Item Details
Query Store Fixed error thrown when right-click on the object explorer node for Query Store.

Known issues (18.7.1)

New Item Details Workaround
Analysis Services Error when connecting to SSAS via msmdpump.dll. See SQL Server user feedback. N/A
Analysis Services In rare cases when using upgrade setup, there may be an "Object not set to instance of an object" error when attempting to open the DAX editor after upgrading SSMS. To solve this issue, uninstall and then reinstall SSMS.
DAX Query Editor Opening DAX Query Editor causes error “Object not set to instance of an object” Uninstalling and reinstalling SQL Server Management Studio. If not solved by reinstallation, close all instances of SSMS, backup and then remove %AppData%MicrosoftSQL Server Management Studio and %LocalAppData%MicrosoftSQL Server Management Studio .
General SSMS New Server Audit Specification dialog may cause SSMS to crash with an access violation error. N/A
General SSMS SSMS Extensions using SMO should be recompiled targeting the new SSMS-specific SMO v161 package. A preview version is available at https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects.SSMS/
Extensions compiled against previous 160 versions of Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects package will still function.
N/A
Generate Scripts Wizard The wizard fails when attempting to enumerate database objects on SQL Server 2014 and older. See SQL Server user feedback. Use SSMS 18.6 to select objects in the generate scripts wizard for SQL 2014 and older.
Integration Services When importing or exporting packages in Integration Services or exporting packages in Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime, scripts are lost for packages containing script tasks/components. Remove folder "C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18Common7IDECommonExtensionsMSBuild".
Integration Services Remote connections to Integration services may fail with "The specified service does not exist as an installed service." on newer Operating system. Identify the Integration services-related registry location under ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAppID & ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT WOW6432NodeAppID and within these hives, rename the registry key named 'LocalService' to 'LocalService_A' for the specific version of Integration services that we are trying to connect
Object Explorer Releases of SSMS before 18.7 have a breaking change in object explorer due to the engine's changes related to Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool. To continue utilizing object explorer in SSMS with Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool, you need to use SSMS 18.7 or later.

Download SSMS 18.7

What's new in 18.7

Beginning with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.7, Azure Data Studio is automatically installed alongside SSMS. Users of SQL Server Management Studio are now able to benefit from the innovations and features in Azure Data Studio. Azure Data Studio is a cross-platform and open-source desktop tool for your environments, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid.

To learn more about Azure Data Studio, check out What is Azure Data Studio or the FAQ.

New item Details
Azure Data Studio installation integration Installation of SSMS also installs Azure Data Studio.
Always Encrypted To recognize the new HSM endpoints, you need to upgrade SSMS. This is done by consuming the new AKV Provider NugetPackage.
Import Flat File Made an improvement to better predict data types by learning on 300 lines by default.
Import Flat File Prevent columns from being declared as TinyInt that should be SmallInt.
Import Flat File Made an improvement where DW tables are properly cleaned, if there is a failure in data import.
Resource Governor Added support for decimal values.
ShowPlan Added PREDICT operator.
XEvent UI Added capability to script out Extended Events using the wait_type name. Users are requesting to use the value of map_value column instead of map_key in wait_type filter predicate as the key value is subjected to change during version upgrade. Fix: Added a checkbox and given the option to users, to choose either map_value or map_key for the wait_type filter predicate value.

Bug fixes in 18.7

New Item Details
Accessibility Fixed tab ordering of buttons in the "The following settings are not supported by the database" window that pops up when querying against DW.
Accessibility Import and Export Wizard: the page layout is incorrect in high dpi mode.
Activity Monitor Fixed an issue where Activity Monitor was pausing when opening the "Processes" tab. See SQL Server User Feedback.
Always On Availability Group Fixed an issue where Read Scale Availability Group Failover was not working.
Analysis Services Updated PowerQuery components to 2.84.982 for AS Tabular models scenarios.
Analysis Services Fixed an issue that may have resulted in an error when trying to connect to SSAS via msmdpump.dll. See SQL Server User Feedback.
Backup/Restore Fixed an issue where selecting "View Connection Properties" yielded a SMO error on HostDistribution prop being missing for SQL 2016 and earlier.
Database Designer Fixed an issue, which was causing SSMS to crash when handling decimal numbers.
Database Diagrams Fixed an issue that could cause SSMS to crash or stop responding when using Database Diagrams where "Add Table" dialog was not properly displayed.
Database Mirroring Fixed an issue that was causing mirror configuration to fail. See SQL Server User Feedback.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where trying to connect to an Azure SQL DB, which could take several seconds (SQL login in a user database).
General SSMS Fixed an issue where SSMS was not handling/displaying deadlock captured (.xdl files).
General SSMS Fixed an issue where trying to open error log settings for SQL Server 2008 R2 and below failed with ErrorLogSizeKb property not found.
General SSMS General fixes and improvements around Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool support.
Import Flat File Fixed an issue where the wizard was not detecting that the file could be in use by another application and instead was throwing an error. See SQL Server User Feedback.
Import/Export Data-Tier Application Fixed the default service tier to be Standard S0 when importing a bacpac (same as Azure portal and SqlPackage.exe behavior).
Import Flat File Fixed an issue where the wizard was not detecting that the file could be in use by another application and instead was throwing an error. See SQL Server User Feedback.
Integration Services Fixed an issue that Azure Subscription ComboBox items are duplicate in IR Creation Wizard and Job Migration Wizard when different subscriptions have the same name.
Integration Services Fixed an issue that sometimes Connect button cannot be enabled in IR Creation Wizard.
Integration Services Fixed an issue that items of "Use Environment variable" ComboBox in "Set Parameter Value" dialog are not in order.
Intellisense Fixed a crash in SSMS that could happen when executing a query.
Intellisense Fixed an issue where intellisense doesn't work when the user is connected to an Availability Group configured for Read-Only Routing.
Linked Servers Fixed an issue where a user with CONTROL SERVER permission (but not in sysadmin role) was not able to add a linked server.
Log Viewer Fixed an issue where a user with VIEW SERVER STATE permissions was not able to view the SQL Server Error Logs. See SQL Server User Feedback.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where selecting the Start PowerShell menu on some Object Explorer nodes (like "Policy Management", "Extended Events") would cause PowerShell not to start correctly.
Registered Servers Fixed an issue where SSMS crashed when trying to register a Central Management Server.
Registered Servers Fixed the issue where menu items to launch Azure Data Studio from Registered Servers was missing.
Reports Fixed an issue where on the Performance Dashboard you try to navigate to sublinks (such as Expensive Queries) and it doesn't work. This issue was common on most non-English versions of SSMS. See SQL Server User Feedback.
ShowPlan Fixed and issue that was causing SSMS to crash when using Find Node to search for text. See SQL Server User Feedback.
ShowPlan Add KB suffix on the Memory Grant tooltip row
Vulnerability Assessment Fixed an issue that was causing SSMS to throw an error when trying to set baselines in Vulnerability Assessment. See SQL Server User Feedback.
XEvent UI Fixed the issue where hitting F1 was not landing on the correct page on DOCS.
XEvent UI Fixed log in XEvent Viewer where the tooltip was not displaying correctly text containing text encoded using surrogate pairs.

Known issues (18.7)

New Item Details Workaround
Analysis Services Error when connecting to SSAS via msmdpump.dll. See SQL Server user feedback. N/A
Analysis Services In rare cases when using upgrade setup, there may be an "Object not set to instance of an object" error when attempting to open the DAX editor after upgrading SSMS. To solve this issue, uninstall and then reinstall SSMS.
General SSMS New Server Audit Specification dialog may cause SSMS to crash with an access violation error. N/A
General SSMS SSMS Extensions using SMO should be recompiled targeting the new SSMS-specific SMO v161 package. A preview version is available at https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects.SSMS/
Extensions compiled against previous 160 versions of Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects package will still function.
N/A
Generate Scripts Wizard The wizard fails when attempting to enumerate database objects on SQL Server 2014 and older. See SQL Server user feedback. Use SSMS 18.6 to select objects in the generate scripts wizard for SQL 2014 and older.
Integration Services When importing or exporting packages in Integration Services or exporting packages in Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime, scripts are lost for packages containing script tasks/components. Workaround: Remove folder "C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18Common7IDECommonExtensionsMSBuild". N/A
Integration Services Remote connections to Integration services may fail with "The specified service does not exist as an installed service." on newer Operating system. Workaround: Identify the Integration services-related registry location under ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAppID & ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT WOW6432NodeAppID and within these hives, rename the registry key named 'LocalService' to 'LocalService_A' for the specific version of Integration services that we are trying to connect N/A
Object Explorer Releases of SSMS before 18.7 have a breaking change in object explorer due to the engine's changes related to Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool. To continue utilizing object explorer in SSMS with Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool, you need SSMS 18.7 or later.
Query Store The object explorer node for Query Store throws an error on right-click. Access items directly by expanding the node and right-clicking individual child options.

Download SSMS 18.6

What's new in 18.6

New item Details
Analysis Services Updated to latest release of AS client libraries.
Auditing Added support for SENSITIVE_BATCH_COMPLETED_GROUP action ID (string instead of a number).
Auditing Added the following fields to the audit viewer: affected_rows, response_rows, connection_id, duration_milliseconds, and data_sensitivity_information.
Data Classification Update SSMS to support the import/export of policy exported via PowerShell cmdlets.
Import Flat File Added support for Fixed Width files and file type detection for .csv/.tsv files to ensure they are parsed as csv/tsv files respectively.
Integration Services Added support for Azure SQL Managed Instance agent jobs to execute an SSIS package from package store in Azure-SSIS IR.
SMO / Scripting Added support to script Dynamic Data Masking on Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL Azure DW).
SMO / Scripting Added support to script Security Policy on Azure Synapse Analytics.

Bug fixes in 18.6

New Item Details
Accessibility Adjusted border colors for accessibility on the Database general properties page (the border around the grid and name box is darker to set the contrast to > 3:1).
Accessibility Added handling for query execution to update the narrator (requires NetFx4.8+ installed on the machine).
Always Encrypted Fixed issue where New Column Encryption Key dialog says the CEK is not enclave-enabled even if the CMK is enclave-enabled.
Analysis Services Fixed an issue viewing Analysis Services partitions that may have caused an unhandled exception.
Database Diagrams Fixed long outstanding issue with Database Diagrams, causing both the corruption of existing diagrams and SSMS to crash. If you created or saved a diagram using SSMS 18.0 through 18.5.1, and that diagram includes a Text Annotation, you won't be able to open that diagram in any version of SSMS. With this fix, SSMS 18.6 can open and save a diagram created by SSMS 17.9.1 and prior. SSMS 17.9.1 and previous releases can also open the diagram after being saved by SSMS 18.6. See SQL Server user feedback.
Data Classification Fixed an issue where the column name does not show in the recommendation panel of the data classification pane.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where database properties Size and Space Available have incorrect values for SQL Azure DB (Hyperscale service tier).
General SSMS Fixed an issue where database properties "Size" display the Max Size instead of the actual size of the database for SQL Azure DBs (note: for DW, it still shows the Max Size).
General SSMS Addressed three common sources of hangs in SSMS.
General SSMS Fixed a few issues related to SSMS Connection Dialog forgetting entries (server/user/passwords). See SQL Server user feedback and SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Fixed an issue on the Statistic Properties dialog where selecting the Update statistics for these columns checkbox and selecting OK yields no effect. Statistics are not updated, and trying to script the action yields a There is no action to be scripted message). See SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Addressed issues related to CVE-2020-1455.
Import/Export Data-Tier Application Fixed an issue where the SSMS was throwing an error when importing a bacpac file. See SQL Server user feedback.
Integration Services Fixed a bug that customers can't edit a SQL agent job step when using SSMS versions 18.4 or earlier to execute SSIS packages in Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Integration Services Fixed a bug where the Use 32-bit runtime option is missing in the Execution options tab to execute an SSIS package in a SQL agent job step for an on-premises SQL Server.
Intellisense / Editor Fixed an issue where an error dialog may pop up when doing File -> New -> Database Engine Query.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where Properties window was not available for Azure SQL Database when right-clicking on a Table or Index node in Object Explorer.
Object Explorer Addressed an issue where SSMS can't expand databases node for master in Azure if there's a control plane outage affecting sys.database_service_objectives.
Reports Fixed several standard reports that were broken on Linux
Example: Memory Consumption report was failing with an error similar to "/var/opt/mssql/log/log_116.trclog.trc' is invalid…").
SMO / Scripting Updated the logic to create new databases in Azure SQL Database to use Gen5_2 as the default SLO.
Xevent UI Fixed long outstanding issue (introduced in SSMS 18.0) where "Save to XEL file…" was throwing an error. See SQL Server user feedback.

Known issues (18.6)

New Item Details Workaround
Analysis Services Error when connecting to SSAS via msmdpump.dll. See SQL Server user feedback. N/A
General SSMS New Server Audit Specification dialog may cause SSMS to crash with an access violation error. N/A
General SSMS SSMS Extensions using SMO should be recompiled targeting the new SSMS-specific SMO v161 package. A preview version is available at https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects.SSMS/
Extensions compiled against previous 160 versions of Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects package will still function.
N/A
Integration Services When importing or exporting packages in Integration Services or exporting packages in Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime, scripts are lost for packages containing script tasks/components. Workaround: Remove folder "C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18Common7IDECommonExtensionsMSBuild". N/A
Integration Services Remote connections to Integration services may fail with "The specified service does not exist as an installed service." on newer Operating system. Workaround: Identify the Integration services related registry location under ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAppID & ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT WOW6432NodeAppID and within these hives, rename the registry key named 'LocalService' to 'LocalService_A' for the specific version of Integration services that we are trying to connect N/A

Download SSMS 18.5.1

Bug fixes in 18.5.1

New Item Details
Analysis Services Improved performance when expanding the list of databases while connected to AS Azure or Power BI servers.
Analysis Services Fixed an issue where an error would occur trying to open the Synchronize Database Wizard of an Analysis Services server.
Analysis Services Fixed an issue preventing users from querying SSAS 2017 and earlier versions with cell data permissions.
General SSMS Table Designer - Fixed beep when trying to TAB in a Table Designer grid

Known issues (18.5.1)

New Item Details Workaround
General SSMS There is a known bug with Diagram Design that causes your existing diagrams to get corrupted. For example, you create a Diagram Design with SSMS 17.9.1, then update/save it with SSMS 18.x, and then later try to open it with 17.9.1. See SQL Server user feedback for more details. N/A
General SSMS New Server Audit Specification dialog may cause SSMS to crash with an access violation error. N/A
SMO/Scripting SSMS Extensions using SMO need to be recompiled targeting the new SMO v160. N/A
Integration Services When importing or exporting packages in Integration Services or exporting packages in Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime, scripts are lost for packages containing script tasks/components. Workaround: Remove folder "C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18Common7IDECommonExtensionsMSBuild".

Download SSMS 18.5

What's new in 18.5

New item Details
Analysis Services Added support for Power BI endpoint in Analysis Services - matching functionality of Azure Analysis Services.
Analysis Services Profiler: added support for Analysis Services Trace Definition 15.1.
Data Classification Added a button to the VA scan result view, in order to remediate data classification rule by going to the data classification pane.
Data Classification Added support for sensitivity rank in Data Classification.
Hyperscale Added support for Import Data-Tier Application (.bacpac) to SQL Azure HyperScale.
Integration Services Support executing SSIS Package from file system in MI Agent Job.
Integration Services Made user-friendly improvements in configuring Azure-enabled DTExec to invoke SSIS package executions on Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime.
Integration Services Support connecting Azure-SSIS integration runtime and managing or executing SSIS packages in package stores.
Integration Services Support migrating on-premises SSIS agent jobs to ADF pipelines and triggers.
Integration Services Made an improvement for the user experience of exporting SSIS projects from SSIS DB. Compared with the old Export, which loaded and upgraded packages in the SSIS project, the new version-independent Export won't load and upgrade packages in the SSIS project. Instead, it keeps packages in the projects as they are in SSIS DB except changing protection level to EncryptSensitiveWithUserKey.
SMO/Scripting Added new DwMaterializedViewDistribution property to View object.
SMO/Scripting Removed support for Feature Restriction (this preview feature has been removed from SQL Azure and SQL on-prem).
SMO/Scripting Added Notebook as a destination for Generate Scripts wizard.
SMO/Scripting Added support for Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Platform, Name, and engineEdition fields can now contain usual comma-separated lists (platform: [Windows, Linux]), not only regular expressions (platform: /Windows|Linux/)
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Added 13 assessment rules. For more details, go to GitHub).

Bug fixes in 18.5

New Item Details
Accessibility SSIS ADF / New Schedule: fixed an issue where the focus order is not logical in the scan mode of narrator under New Schedule wizard.
Accessibility Stretch database wizard: fixed an issue where the screen reader does not inform about the name of the query table when providing information about the table.
Analysis Services Fix cached connection when scripting in AS with Azure AD connection.
Always On Fixed an issue where the first database added to Always On AG does not join correctly.
Always On Fixed an issue where an error was displayed when trying to display the dashboard when connected to a Big Data Cluster endpoint.
Auditing Fixed an issue where the Audit logs merges window crashes when there's a folder with an empty name in the root folder of the storage account.
Auditing Fixed an issue where the Audit logs merge window doesn't show all servers when there are too many items in the root of the container.
Data Classification Fixed an issue where the Data Classification wizard won't open for databases with large number of tables.
Data Classification We are now enforcing different GUIDs for every label/infoType and GUID's structure in the validation process.
Data Classification Remove classification process in SqlServer2019.
Data Classification Correcting the previous validation tests (adding rank, removing the illegal property InformationTypes) and adding new ones for the first two points.
Data Classification The button just above the classified columns table now minimizes the recommendations panel, as it says.
General SSMS Updating the version of MSODBC and MSOLEDB drivers.
General SSMS Addressed at least two common sources hangs and crashes in SSMS.
General SSMS Addressed one more case where Restore dialog hangs when selecting the Browse button.
General SSMS Fixed New Database GUI for Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool.
General SSMS Fixed New External Table. and New External Data Source. templates for Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool.
General SSMS Fixed database properties, connection properties, hiding reports and rename for Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool.
General SSMS Always Encrypted: Fixed an issue where the key name dropdown becomes read-only on selecting new enclave enabled key.
General SSMS Cleaned up the Database Property Options grid, which was showing two Miscellaneous Categories.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where the scroll bar started from middle in "Database Properties Options" grid.
General SSMS Fixed an issue that was causing SSMS to crash when opening .sql file while connected to Analysis Services server.
General SSMS Connection Dialog: fixed an issue where unchecking the "Remember Password" does not work.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where credentials associated to Server/Users are always remembered. See SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Fixed issue where occasionally Editor windows was not properly refreshed. This is achieved by disabling the hardware acceleration in Tools > Options > Environment. See SQL Server user feedback.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where Azure Active Directory authentication was not working through a proxy.
High DPI/Scaling Fixed an issue where the controls on the Index properties could be incorrectly rendered (buttons overlapping grid). See SQL Server user feedback.
High DPI/Scaling Fixed multiple issues in Database Properties dialog, which might show clipped controls on 4K monitors.
High DPI/Scaling Fixed Publication and Subscription Wizards on 4k displays.
High DPI/Scaling Minor fix on New Audit Server Specification page.
High DPI/Scaling Fixed 4k display issue on High Availability Wizard.
High DPI/Scaling Fixed an issue where the user was not able to add a target in an Xevent New Session window + Set Session Event Filters in Xevent Session Wizard when display scaling at 125%.
High DPI/Scaling Fixing an issue where controls on the Backup Database to URL UI render out of sight under scaling above 100%.
Import flat file Updated Flat File Import Wizard to allow check all for the allow null column. See SQL Server user feedback.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where Object Explorer could display incorrect information when connection strings are used to connect in Connection Dialog.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where OE was slow in expanding tables for databases with several thousands tables (20k+).
Query Store UI Fixed TRC report calculate execution count (for wait time metric) as the sum of execution counts for each individual wait category, which is incorrect. But for a single execution of query it will be registered for each of the wait category the query waited for. So, if TRC just sums it across the wait category it will bloat the execution count. Actually it should be the Max across the wait_category.
Query Store UI Fixed TRC detailed view returns incorrect data when result set is filtered on top x. This happens because the query uses multiple common table expressions, which are then joined together to create the final result set. If top x is pushed into CTE, it sometimes can filters out the required rows. This can sometimes make the result set non-deterministic. The fix is to not push top x clause to CTEs.
Query Store UI Fixed Plan summary in both - grid or chart view needs last query execution wait time. Absence of this column is breaking the query. This change set will add this column to the wait stats CTE.
ShowPlan Improved how SSMS displays estimated row counts for operators with multiple executions: (1) Modified Estimated Number of Rows in SSMS to "Estimated Number of Rows Per Execution" (2) Added a new property Estimated Number of Rows for All Executions (3) Modify the property Actual Number of Rows to Actual Number of Rows for All Executions.
SQL Agent Fixed an issue where trying to edit a SQL Agent job step could have resulted in the SSMS UI freezing. SSMS is now allowing viewing (View button) an output_file whose name is tokenized (at least for the simple macros/tokens supported by SQL Agent that are not determined at runtime). Also SSMS is not disabling the "View" button when the user does not have access to the file (as far as SQL permissions go). See SQL Server user feedback.
SQL Agent Fixed the tab ordering on the Job Step page.
SQL Agent Reversed the position of the "Next" and "Previous" buttons on the Job Step page to put them in a logical order.
SQL Agent Adjusted the Job Schedule window to not clip the UI.
SMO/Scripting Fixed database scripting for Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool.
SMO/Scripting Removing explicit sqlvariant cast (illegal T-SQL syntax for SqlOnDemand) which fixes scripting for SqlOnDemand.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where FILLFACTOR on indexes for SQL Azure was skipped.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue related to scripting External objects.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where Generate Scripts was not allowing choosing the scripting option for Extended Properties against SQL Database. Also, fixed the scripting of such extended properties.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Wrong help link in XTPHashAvgChainBuckets rule.
XEvent UI Fixed an issue here items in the grid where being selected on hovering. See SQL Server user feedback and SQL Server user feedback.

Known issues (18.5)

Database Diagram created from SSMS running on machine A cannot be modified from machine B (SSMS crashes). See SQL Server user feedback 37992649 for more details.

When importing or exporting packages in Integration Services or exporting packages in Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime, scripts are lost for packages containing script tasks/components. A workaround is to remove the folder C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18Common7IDECommonExtensionsMSBuild.

New Server Audit Specification dialog may cause SSMS to crash with an access violation error.

SSMS Extensions using SMO would need to be recompiled targeting the new SMO v160 (package will be available on nuget.org right after SSMS 18.5 is released).

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New item Details
Data Classification Added support for custom information protection policy for data classification.
Query Store Added the Max Plan per query value in the dialog properties.
Query Store Added support for the new Custom Capture Policies.
Query Store Added Wait Statistics Capture Mode to the Query Store Database Properties options.
SMO/Scripting Support Script of materialized view in SQL DW.
SMO/Scripting Added support for Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Added 50 assessment rules (see details on GitHub).
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Added base math expressions and comparisons to rules conditions.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Added support for RegisteredServer object.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Updated way how rules are stored in the JSON format and also updated the mechanism of applying overrides/customizations.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Updated rules to support SQL on Linux.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Updated the ruleset JSON format and added SCHEMA version.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Updated cmdlets output to improve readability of recommendations.
XEvent Profiler Added error_reported event to XEvent Profiler sessions.

Bug fixes in 18.4

New Item Details
Analysis Services Fixed an issue where the DAX Script editor for multi-dimensional databases didn't show tables in the IntelliSense.
Analysis Services Use DAX Parser to convert to an Engine string. This is for international separators, decimal, and whitespace.
Always Encrypted Fixed an issue where the claim validation wasn't case insensitive.
Always Encrypted Fixed an issue where error/warning reporting wasn't properly working.
Copy Database Wizard Fixed assorted truncation and layout issues in the rendering of this dialog.
General SSMS Fixed a long outstanding issue where SSMS wasn't honoring the connection info passed at the command line when SQL files were also specified.
General SSMS Fixed a crash in SSMS while trying to display Securables on "Replication Filter" objects.
General SSMS Mitigated the removal of the -P command-line option by having SSMS look at its cache of credentials: if the required credential were found, the connection would be established using it.
Import flat file Fixed an issue where Import Flat File functionality not handling text qualifiers correctly.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where dropping an Azure SQL Database in Object Explorer was showing an incorrect message.
Query Results Fixing an issue introduced in SSMS 18.3.1, where grids are drawn slightly too narrow and show . at the end of the longest string in every column.
Replication Tools Fixed an issue that was causing the application to throw an error ("couldn't load file or assembly…") when trying to edit SQL Agent jobs.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue when Script Table As… for SQL DW whose collation is Japanese_BIN2 wasn't working.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where ScriptAlter() ended up executing the statements on the server.
SQL Agent Fixed an issue where the agent operator UI would not update the operator name when it was changed in the UI, nor is it scripted. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.

Known issues (18.4)

Database Diagram created from SSMS running on machine A cannot be modified from machine B (SSMS crashes). See SQL Server user feedback for more details.

There are redraw issues when switching between multiple query windows. See SQL Server user feedback for more details. A workaround for this issue is to disable hardware acceleration under Tools > Options.

You can reference SQL Server user feedback for other known issues and to provide feedback to the product team.

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What's new in 18.3.1

New item Details
Data Classification Add Data Classification information to column properties UI (Information Type, Information Type ID, Sensitivity Label, and Sensitivity Label ID aren't exposed in the SSMS UI).
Intellisense/Editor Updated support for features recently added to SQL Server 2019 (for example, ALTER SERVER CONFIGURATION).
Integration Services Add a new selection menu item Tools > Migrate to Azure > Configure Azure-enabled DTExec that invokes SSIS package executions on Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime as Execute SSIS Package activities in ADF pipelines.
SMO/Scripting Added support for Support scripting of Azure SQL DW unique constraint.
SMO/Scripting Data Classification
- Added support for SQL version 10 (SQL 2008) and higher. - Added new sensitivity attribute 'rank' for SQL version 15 (SQL 2019) and higher and Azure SQL Database.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Added versioning to ruleset format.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Added new checks.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Added support for Azure SQL Managed Instance.
SMO/Scripting SQL Assessment API - Updated default view of cmdlets to display results as a table.

Bug fixes in 18.3.1

New Item Details
Analysis Services Fix scaling issue in MDX Query Editor.
Analysis Services Fixed an issue in XEvent UI that prevents the users from being able to create a new session.
Database Deployment to SQL Azure Fixed an issue (in DacFx) which was causing this feature not to work.
General SSMS Fixed an issue, which was causing SSMS to crash when using the sorting feature in the XEvent viewer.
General SSMS Fixed long outstanding issues where SSMS Restore database may stop responding indefinitely.
See SQL Server user feedback items for more details: Restore Database - Select Backup Devices Slow to Load.
SSMS 2016 very slow in the database restore dialogs. Restoring database is slow.
Restore Database from Device HANGS on clicking ". ".
General SSMS Fixed an issue where the default language for all logins was shown as Arabic.
See SQL Server user feedback item for more details: SSMS 18.2 default language display bug.
General SSMS Fixed the hard to see the dialog for Query Options (when the user right-clicks on the T-SQL editor window) by making it resizable.
General SSMS The Completion time message visible in the Result Grid/File (introduced in SSMS 18.2) is now configurable under Tools > Options > Query Execution > SQL Server > Advanced > Show completion time.
General SSMS In the connection dialog, replaced Active Directory - Password and Active Directory - Integrated with Azure Active Directory - Password and Azure Active Directory - Integrated, respectively.
General SSMS Fixed an issue that prevents users from being able to use SSMS to configure auditing on SQL Azure managed Instances when located in a TZ with negative UTC offset.
General SSMS Fixing an issue in XEvent UI where hovering over the grid was causing rows to be selected.
See SQL Server user feedback item for more details: SSMS Extended Events UI Selects Actions on Hover.
Import flat file Fixed the issue where Import Flat File wasn't importing all data by letting the user choose between a simple or rich data type detection.
See SQL Server user feedback item for more details: SSMS Import Flat File fails to import all data.
Integration Services Add new operation type StartNonCatalogExecution for SSIS Operation report.
Integration Services Fixed an issue in the Azure Data Factory pipelines generated by Azure-enabled DTExec utility to use the correct parameter type. (explicit for 18.3.1)
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue, which was causing SMO to throw errors when fetching properties when SMO.Server.SetDefaultInitFields(true) was being used.
Query Store UI Fixed an issue where the Y-axis didn't scale when Execution Count Metric was selected in Tracked Query View.
Vulnerability Assessment Disabled clearing and approving baseline for Azure SQL Database.

Known issues (18.3.1)

Database Diagram created from SSMS running on machine A cannot be modified from machine B (SSMS crashes). See SQL Server user feedback for more details.

There are redraw issues when switching between multiple query windows. See SQL Server user feedback for more details. A workaround for this issue is to disable hardware acceleration under Tools > Options.

You can reference SQL Server user feedback for other known issues and to provide feedback to the product team.

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What's new in 18.2

New Item Details
Integration Services (SSIS) Perf optimization for SSIS package scheduler in Azure.
Intellisense/Editor Added support for Data Classification.
OPTIMIZE_FOR_SEQUENTIAL_KEY Added Intellisense support.
OPTIMIZE_FOR_SEQUENTIAL_KEY Turns on an optimization within the database engine that helps improve throughput for high-concurrency inserts into the index. This option is intended for indexes that are prone to last-page insert contention, typically seen with indexes that have a sequential key such as an identity column, sequence, or date/time column. See CREATE INDEX for more details.
Query Execution or Results Added a Completion time in the messages to track when a given query completed its execution.
Query Execution or Results Allow more data to be displayed (Result to Text) and stored in cells (Result to Grid). SSMS now allows up to 2M characters for both (up from 256 K and 64 K, respectively). This also addressed the issue of users not able to grab more than 43680 chars from the cells of the grid.
ShowPlan Added a new attribute in QueryPlan when inline scalar UDF feature is enabled (ContainsInlineScalarTsqludfs).
SMO Added support for SQL Assessment API. For more information, see SQL Assessment API.

Bug fixes in 18.2

New Item Details
Accessibility Updated the XEvent UI (the grid) to be sortable by pressing F3.
Always On Fixed an issue where SSMS was throwing an error when trying to delete an Availability Group (AG)
Always On Fixed an issue where SSMS was presenting the wrong failover wizard when replicas are configured as Synchronous when using read scale AGs (cluster type=NONE). Now, SSMS presents the wizard for Force_Failover_Allow_Data_Loss option, which is the only one allowed for cluster-type NONE Availability
Always On Fixed an issue where the wizard was restricting the number of allowed synchronizations to three
Data Classification Fixed an issue where SSMS was throwing an Index (zero-based) must be greater than or equal to zero error when trying to view data classification reports on databases with CompatLevel less than 150.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where the user was unable to horizontal scroll Results pane via mouse wheel. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
General SSMS Updated Activity Monitor to ignore benign wait types SQLTRACE_WAIT_ENTRIES
General SSMS Fixed an issue where some color options (Text Editor > Editor Tab and Status Bar) weren't persisted. See SQL Server user feedback
General SSMS In the connection dialog, replaced Azure Active Directory - Universal with MFA support with Azure Active Directory - Universal with MFA (functionality is the same, but hopefully it's less confusing).
General SSMS Updated SSMS to use correct default values when creating an Azure SQL Database.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where the user wasn't able to Start PowerShell from a node in Register Servers when the server is a SQL Linux container.
Import Flat File Fixed an issue where Import Flat File wasn't working after upgrading from SSMS 18.0 to 18.1. See SQL Server user feedback
Import Flat File Fixed an issue where Import Flat File Wizard was reporting a duplicate or invalid column on a .csv file with headers with Unicode characters.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where some menu items (for example, SQL server Import and Export Wizard) were missing or disabled when connected to SQL Express. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue, which was causing SSMS to crash when an object is dragged from Object Explorer to the editor. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where renaming databases was causing incorrect database names to show up in Object Explorer. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
Object Explorer Fixed a long outstanding issue where trying to expand the Tables node in Object Explorer for a database, which is set to use a collation that isn't supported by Windows anymore triggers an error (and the user can't expand their tables). An example of such collation would be Korean_Wansung_Unicode_CI_AS.
Register Servers Fixed an issue where trying to issue a query against multiple servers (under a Group in Registered Servers) when the Registered Server uses either Active Directory - Integrated or Azure Active Directory - Universal with MFA didn't work because SSMS failed to connect.
Register Servers Fixed an issue where trying to issue a query against multiple servers (under a Group in Registered Servers) when the registered server uses either Active Directory - Password or SQL Auth and the user chose not to remember the password would cause SSMS to crash.
Reports Fixed an issue in Disk Usage reports where the report was failing to when data files had a vast number of extents.
Replication Tools Fixed an issue where Replication Monitor wasn't working with publisher DB in AG and distributor in AG (this was previously fixed in SSMS 17.x
SQL Agent Fixed an issue that when Adding, inserting, editing, or removing job steps, was causing focus to be reset the first row instead of the active row. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where CREATE OR ALTER wasn't scripting objects that had extended properties on them. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where SSMS wasn't able to script CREATE EXTERNAL LIBRARY correctly. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where trying to run the Generate Scripts against a database with a few thousand tables (was causing the progress dialog to appear to be stuck.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where scripting of External Table on SQL 2019 didn't work.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where scripting of External Data Source on SQL 2019 didn't work. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SMO/Scripting Fixed an issue where * extended properties* on columns weren't scripted when targeting Azure SQL Database. See stackoverflow for more details.
SMO/Scripting Last-page insert: SMO - Add property Index.IsOptimizedForSequentialKey
SSMS Setup Mitigated an issue where SSMS setup was incorrectly blocking the installation of SSMS reporting mismatching languages. This could have been an issue in some abnormal situations, like an aborted setup or an incorrect uninstall of a previous version of SSMS. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
XEvent Profiler Fixed a crash when the viewer is being closed.

Known issues (18.2)

Database Diagram created from on an SSMS running on machine A cannot be modified from machine B (it would crash SSMS). See SQL Server user feedback for more details.

There are redraw issues when switching between multiple query windows. See SQL Server user feedback. A workaround for this issue is to disable hardware acceleration under Tools > Options.

There's a limitation on the size of the data you see from SSMS results shown in grid, text, or file.

There's an issue with receiving an error when deleting an Azure SQL Database in Object Explorer, but it actually succeeds.

The default language for SQL logins may display as Arabic in the Login Properties dialog, regardless of the actual default language set for the login. To view the actual default language for a given login, use T-SQL to select the login's default_language_name from master.sys.server_principles.

Download SSMS 18.1

What's new in 18.1

New item Details
Database diagrams Database diagrams were added back into SSMS.
SSBDIAGNOSE.EXE The SQL Server Diagnose (command-line tool) was added back into the SSMS package.
Integration Services (SSIS) Support for scheduling SSIS package, located in SSIS Catalog in Azure or File System, in Azure. There are three entries for launching the New Schedule dialog, New Schedule… menu item is shown when right-clicking the SSIS package in SSIS Catalog in Azure, Schedule SSIS Package in Azure menu item under Migrate to Azure menu item under Tools menu item and "Schedule SSIS in Azure" shown when right-clicking Jobs folder under SQL Server agent of Azure SQL Managed Instance.

Bug fixes in 18.1

New Item Details
Accessibility Improved accessibility of the Agent Job UI.
Accessibility Improved accessibility on the Stretch Monitor page by adding an accessible name for Auto Refresh button and also adding an intelligent Accessible Name that helps users know not only what button they're on but the impact of pressing it.
ADS integration Fixed a possible crash in SSMS when trying to use the ADS registered servers.
Database designer Added support for Latin1_General_100_BIN2_UTF8 collation (available in SQL Server 2019 CTP3.0)
Data classification Prevent adding sensitivity labels to columns in the history table, which isn't supported.
Data classification Addressed issue related to incorrect handling of compatibility level (server vs. database).
Database designer Added support for Latin1_General_100_BIN2_UTF8 collation (available in SQL2019 CTP3.0).
General SSMS Fixed an issue where scripting of pseudo columns in an index was incorrect.
General SSMS Fixed an issue in the Login properties page where clicking on the Add Credential button could throw a Null Reference Exception.
General SSMS Fixed money column size display in the index properties page.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where SSMS wasn't honoring the Intellisense settings from Tools/Options in the SQL editor window.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where SSMS wasn't honoring the Help settings (online vs. offline).
High DPI Fixed layout of controls in error dialogs for unsupported query options.
High DPI Fixed layout of controls in New Availability Group page, which is on some localized version of SSMS.
High DPI Fixed layout of New Job Schedule page. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
Import flat file Fixed in an issue where rows could be silently lost during the import.
Intellisense/editor Reduced SMO-based query traffic to Azure SQL Database for IntelliSense.
Intellisense/editor Fixed grammatical error in the tooltip displayed when typing T-SQL to create a user. Also, fixed the error message to disambiguate between users and logins.
Log Viewer Fixed an issue where SSMS always opens the current server (or agent) log, even if double-clicking an older archive sign in the Object Explorer. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SSMS setup Fixed the issue that was causing SSMS setup to fail when the setup log path contained spaces. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SSMS setup Fixed an issue where SSMS was exiting immediately after showing the splash screen.
See these sites for more details: SQL Server user feedback, SSMS Refuses to Start, and Database Administrators.
Object explorer Lifted restriction on enabling start PowerShell when connected to SQL on Linux.
Object explorer Fixed an issue that was causing SSMS to crash when trying to expand the Polybase/Scale-out Group node (when connected to a compute node).
Object explorer Fixed an issue where the Disabled menu item was still enabled, even after disabling a given Index. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
Reports Correcting report to display GrantedQueryMemory in KB (SQL Performance Dashboard report). See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
Reports Improved the tracing of the log block in Always-On scenarios.
ShowPlan Added new showplan element SpillOccurred to showplan schema.
ShowPlan Added remote reads (ActualPageServerReads, ActualPageServerReadAheads ActualLobPageServerReads, ActualLobPageServerReadAheads) to showplan schema.
SMO/scripting Avoid querying edge constraints during scripting for non-graph tables.
SMO/scripting Removed constraint on sensitivity classification when scripting columns with Data classification.
SMO/scripting Fixed an issue where "Generate Script" on a graph table fails when generating data. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SMO/scripting Fixed an issue where the EnumObjects() method wasn't fetching schema name for a Synonym.
SMO/scripting Fixed an issue in UIConnectionInfo.LoadFromStream() where the AdvancedOptions section wasn't read (when a password wasn't specified).
SQL Agent Fixed an issue that was causing SSMS to crash while working with a Job Properties window. See SQL Server user feedback for more details.
SQL Agent Fixed an issue where the "View" button on the Job-Step Properties wasn't always enabled, thus preventing viewing the output of a given job step.
XEvent UI Added "Package" column to XEvents list to disambiguate events with identical names.
XEvent UI Added missing "EXTERNAL LIBRARY" class type mapping to XEventUI.

Known issues (18.1)

Users may see an error when dragging a table object from the Object Explorer into the Query Editor. We are aware of the issue, and the fix is planned for the next release.

The Group connections and Single-server connections color options under the Options -> Text Editor -> Editor Tab and Status Bar -> Status Bar Layout and Colors do not persist after closing SSMS 18.1. After you reopen SSMS, the Status Bar Layout and Colors option revert to default (white).

There is a limitation on the size of the data you see from SSMS results shown in the grid, text, or file.

Database Diagram created from SSMS running on machine A cannot be modified from machine B (SSMS crashes). See SQL Server user feedback for more details.

Download SSMS 18.0

What's new in 18.0

New item Details
Support for SQL Server 2019 SSMS 18.0 is the first release that is fully aware of SQL Server 2019 (compatLevel 150).
Support for SQL Server 2019 Support for "BATCH_STARTED_GROUP" and "BATCH_COMPLETED_GROUP" in SQL Server 2019 and SQL Managed Instance.
Support for SQL Server 2019 SMO: Added support for UDF Inlining.
Support for SQL Server 2019 GraphDB: Add a flag in showplan for Graph TC Sequence.
Support for SQL Server 2019 Always Encrypted: added support for AEv2 / Enclave.
Support for SQL Server 2019 Always Encrypted: connection dialog has a new tab "Always Encrypted" when the user clicks on the "Options" button to enable/configure Enclave support.
Smaller SSMS download size The current size is

Bug fixes in 18.0

New item Details
Crashes and freezes Fixed a source of common SSMS crashes related to GDI objects.
Crashes and freezes Fixed a common source of hangs and poor performance when selecting "Script as Create/Update/Drop" (removed unnecessary fetches of SMO objects).
Crashes and freezes Fixed an issue where system stops responding when connecting to an Azure SQL Database using MFA while ADAL traces are enabled.
Crashes and freezes Fixed a issue where system stops responding (or perceived hang) in Live Query Statistics when invoked from Activity Monitor (the issue manifested when using SQL Server authentication with no "Persist Security Info" set).
Crashes and freezes Fixed a issue where system stops responding when selecting "Reports" in Object Explorer, which could manifest on high latency connections or temporary non-accessibility of the resources.
Crashes and freezes Fixed a crash in SSMS when trying to use Central Management Server and Azure SQL servers. For details, see SMSS 17.5 application error and crash when using Central Management Server.
Crashes and freezes Fixed a issue where system stops responding in Object Explorer by optimizing the way IsFullTextEnabled property is retrieved.
Crashes and freezes Fixed a issue where system stops responding in "Copy Database Wizard" by avoiding to build unnecessary queries to retrieve Database properties.
Crashes and freezes Fixed an issue that was causing SSMS to stop responding/crash while editing T-SQL.
Crashes and freezes Mitigated an issue where SSMS was becoming unresponsive when editing large T-SQL scripts.
Crashes and freezes Fixed an issue that was causing SSMS to run out of memory when handling the large datasets returned by queries.
General SSMS Fixed an issue there the "ApplicationIntent" wasn't passed along in connections in "Registered Servers".
General SSMS Fixed an issue where the "New XEvent Session Wizard UI" form wasn't rendered properly on High DPI monitors.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where trying to import a bacpac file.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where trying to display the properties of a database (with FILEGROWTH > 2048 GB) was throwing an arithmetic overflow error.
General SSMS Fixed an issue where the Perf Dashboard Report was reporting PAGELATCH and PAGEIOLATCH waits that couldn't found in subreports.
General SSMS Another round of fixes to make SSMS more multi-monitor aware by having it open dialog in the correct monitor.
Analysis Services (AS) Fixed an issue where the "Advanced Settings" to the AS XEvent UI was clipped.
Analysis Services (AS) Fixed an issue where DAX parsing throws file not found exception.
Azure SQL Database Fixed an issue where the database list wasn't populated correctly for Azure SQL Database query window when connected to a user database in Azure SQL Database instead of to master.
Azure SQL Database Fixed an issue where it wasn't possible to add a "Temporal Table" to an Azure SQL Database.
Azure SQL Database Enabled the Statistics properties sub menu option under menu Statistics in Azure, since it has been fully supported for quite some time now.
Azure SQL - General Support Fixed issues in common Azure UI control that was preventing the user from displaying Azure subscriptions (if there were more than 50). Also, the sorting has been changed to be by name rather by Subscription ID. The user could run into this one when trying to restore a backup from URL, for example.
Azure SQL - General Support Fixed an issue in common Azure UI control when enumerating subscriptions, which could yield an "Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection." error when the user had no subscriptions in some tenants. The user could run into this one when trying to restore a backup from URL, for example.
Azure SQL - General Support Fixed issue where Service Level Objectives were hardcoded, thus making it harder for SSMS to support newer Azure SQL SLOs. Now, the user can sign in to Azure and allow SSMS to retrieve all the applicable SLO data (Edition and Max Size)
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Improved/polished the support for managed instances: disabled unsupported options in UI and a fix to the View Audit Logs option to handle URL audit target.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support "Generate and Publish scripts" wizard scripts unsupported CREATE DATABASE clauses.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Enable Live Query Statistics for managed instances.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Database properties->Files was incorrectly scripting ALTER DB ADD FILE.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Fixed regression with SQL Agent scheduler where ONIDLE scheduling was chosen even when some other scheduling type was chosen.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Adjusting MAXTRANSFERRATE, MAXBLOCKSIZE for doing backups on Azure Storage.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support The issue where tail log backup is scripted before RESTORE operation (this isn't supported on CL).
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Create database wizard not scripting correctly CREATE DATABASE statement.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Special handling of SSIS packages within SSMS when connected to managed instances.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Fixed an issue where an error was displayed while trying to use "Activity Monitor" when connected to managed instances.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Improved support for Azure AD Logins (in SSMS Explorer).
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Improved scripting of SMO Filegroups objects.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Improved UI for credentials.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Added support for Logical Replication.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Fixed an issue, which was causing right-clicking on a database and choosing 'Import data-tier application' to fail.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Fixed an issue, which was causing right-clicking on a "TempDB" to show errors.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Fixed an issue where trying to scripting ALTER DB ADD FILE statement in SMO was causing the generated T-SQL script to be empty.
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Improved display of managed instances server-specific properties (hardware generation, service tier, storage used and reserved).
Azure SQL Managed Instance support Fixed an issue where scripting of a database ("Script as Create. ") wasn't scripting extra filegroups and files. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/37326799.
Backup/Restore/Attach/Detach DB Fixed an issue where the user was unable to attach a database when physical filename of .mdf file does not match the original filename.
Backup/Restore/Attach/Detach DB Fixed an issue where SSMS might not find a valid restore plan or might find one, which is suboptimal. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32897752.
Backup/Restore/Attach/Detach DB Fixed issue where the "Attach Database" wizard wasn't displaying secondary files that were renamed. Now, the file is displayed, and a comment about it is added (for example "Not Found"). For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/32897434.
Copy Database Wizard Generate scripts/Transfer/Copy Database Wizard try to create a table with an in memory table doesn't force ansi_padding on.
Copy Database Wizard Transfer Database task/Copy Database Wizard broken on SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019.
Copy Database Wizard Generate scripts/Transfer/Copy Database Wizard script table creation before creation of associated external data source.
Connection dialog Enabled the removal of usernames from previous username list by pressing the DEL key. For details, see Allow deletion of users from SSMS login window.
DAC Import Wizard Fixed an issue DAC Import Wizard wasn't working when connected using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Data Classification Fixed an issue when saving classifications in the data classification pane while there are another data classification panes open on other databases.
Data-tier Application Wizard Fixed an issue where the user wasn't able to import a Data-tier Application (.dacpac) due to limited access to the server (for example, no access to all the databases on the same server).
Data-tier Application Wizard Fixed an issue, which was causing the import to be extremely slow when many databases happened to be hosted on the same Azure SQL server.
External Tables Added support for Rejected_Row_Location in template, SMO, intellisense, and property grid.
Flat File Import Wizard Fixed an issue where the "Import Flat File Wizard" wasn't handling double quotes correctly (escaping). For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/32897998.
Flat File Import Wizard Fixed an issue where related to incorrect handling of floating-point types (on locales that use a different delimiter for floating points).
Flat File Import Wizard Fixed an issue related to importing of bits when values are 0 or 1. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32898535.
Flat File Import Wizard Fixed an issue where the float data-type were entered as nulls.
Flat File Import Wizard Fixed an issue where the import wizard wasn't able to process negative decimal values.
Flat File Import Wizard Fixed an issue where the wizard wasn't able to import from single column CSV files.
Flat File Import Wizard Fixed issue where Flat File Import does not allow changing destination table when table is already existing. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32896186.
Help Viewer Improved logic around honoring the online/offline modes (there may still be a few issues that need to be addressed).
Help Viewer Fixed the "View Help" to honor the online/offline settings. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32897791.
High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR)
Availability Groups (AG)
Fixed an issue where roles in "Fail Over Availability Groups" wizard was always displayed as "Resolving".
High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR)
Availability Groups (AG)
Fixed an issue where SSMS was showing truncated warnings in "AG Dashboard".
Integration Services (IS) Fixed a SxS issue that deployment wizard fails to connect to sql server when SQL Server 2019 and SSMS 18.0 are installed on the same machine.
Integration Services (IS) Fixed an issue that maintenance plan task can't be edited when designing the maintenance plan.
Integration Services (IS) Fixed an issue that the deployment wizard gets stuck if the project under deployment is renamed.
Integration Services (IS) Enabled environment setting in Azure-SSIS IR schedule feature.
Integration Services (IS) Fixed an issue that SSIS Integration Runtime Creation Wizard stops responding when the customer account belongs to more than 1 tenant.
Job Activity Monitor Fixed crash while using Job Activity Monitor (with filters).
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where SSMS was throwing an "Object cannot be cast from DBNull to other types" exception when trying to expand "Management" node in OE (misconfigured DataCollector).
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where OE wasn't escaping quotes before invoking the "Edit Top N. " causing the designer to get confused.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where the "Import Data-Tier application" wizard was failing to launch from the Azure Storage tree.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue in "Database Mail Configuration" where the status of the TLS/SSL checkbox wasn't persisted. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32895541.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where SSMS grayed out option to close existing connections when trying to restore database with is_auto_update_stats_async_on.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where right-clicking on nodes in OE the (for example "Tables" and wanting to perform an action such as filtering tables by going to Filter > Filter Settings, the filter settings form can appear on the other screen than where SSMS is currently active). For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/34284106.
Object Explorer Fixed a long outstanding issue where the DELETE key wasn't working in OE while trying to rename an object. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/33073510, https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/32910247 and other duplicates.
Object Explorer When displaying the properties of existing database files, the size appears under a column "Size (MB)" instead of "Initial Size (MB)" which is what is displayed when creating a new database. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32629024.
Object Explorer Disabled the "Design" context-menu item on "Graph Tables" since there is no support for those tables in the current version of SSMS.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue where the "New Job Schedule" dialog wasn't rendering properly on High DPI monitors. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/admin/v3/suggestions/35541262.
Object Explorer Fixed/improved the way an issue where a database size ("Size (MB)") is displayed in Object Explorer details: only 2 decimal digits and formatted using the thousands separator. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/34379308.
Object Explorer Fixed an issue that was causing the creation of a "Spatial Index" to fail with an error like "To accomplish this action, set property PartitionScheme".
Object Explorer Minor performance improvements in Object Explorer to avoid issuing extra queries, when possible.
Object Explorer Extended logic to request confirmation when renaming a database to all the schema objects (the setting can be configured).
Object Explorer Added proper escaping in Object Explorer filtering. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/36678803.
Object Explorer Fixed/improved the view in Object Explorer Details to show numbers with proper separators. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/32900944.
Object Explorer Fixed context menu on "Tables" node when connected to SQL Express, where the "New" fly-out was missing, Graph tables were incorrectly listed, and System-Versioned table was missing. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/37245529.
Object Scripting Overall perf improvements - Generate Scripts of WideWorldImporters takes half the time compared to SSMS 17.7.
Object Scripting When scripting objects, DB Scoped configuration, which has default values are omitted.
Object Scripting Don't generate dynamic T-SQL when scripting. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32898391.
Object Scripting Omit the graph syntax "as edge" and "as node" when scripting a table on SQL Server 2016 and earlier.
Object Scripting Fixed an issue where scripting of database objects was failing when connecting to an Azure SQL Database using Azure AD with MFA.
Object Scripting Fixed an issue where trying to script a spatial index with GEOMETRY_AUTO_GRID/GEOGRAPHY_AUTO_GRID on an Azure SQL Database was throwing an error.
Object Scripting Fixed an issue, which was causing the database scripting (of an Azure SQL Database) to always target an on-prem SQL, even if the "Object Explorer" scripting settings were set to match the source.
Object Scripting Fixed an issue where trying to script a table in a SQL DW database involving clustered and nonclustered indexes was generating incorrect T-SQL statements.
Object Scripting Fixed an issue where trying to script a table in a SQL DW database with both "Clustered Columnstore Indexes" and "Clustered Indexes" was generating incorrect T-SQL (duplicate statements).
Object Scripting Fixed Partitioned table scripting with no range values (SQL DW databases).
Object Scripting Fixed an issue where the user would be unable to script an audit/audit specification SERVER_PERMISSION_CHANGE_GROUP.
Object Scripting Fix and issue where the user is unable to script statistics from SQL DW. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32897296.
Object Scripting Fixed an issue where the "Generate script wizard" shows incorrect table having scripting error when "Continue scripting on Error" is set to false.
Object Scripting Improved script generation on SQL Server 2019.
Profiler Added "Aggregate Table Rewrite Query" event to Profiler events.
Query Data Store Fixed an issue where a "DocumentFrame (SQLEditors)" exception could be thrown.
Query Data Store Fixed an issue when trying to set a custom time interval in the build-in Query Store reports the user wasn't able to select AM or PM on the start/end interval.
Results Grid Fixed an issue that was causing the in High Contrast mode (selected line numbers not visible).
Results Grid Fixed an issue, which resulted in an "Index out of range" exception when clicking on the grid.
Results Grid Fixed an issue where the grid result background color was being ignored. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/32895916.
ShowPlan New memory grant operator properties display incorrectly when there is more than one thread.
ShowPlan Add the following 4 attributes in RunTimeCountersPerThread of actual execution xml plan: HpcRowCount (Number of rows processed by a hpc device), HpcKernelElapsedUs (elapsed time wait for kernel execution in use), HpcHostToDeviceBytes (bytes transferred from host to device), and HpcDeviceToHostBytes (bytes transferred from device to host).
ShowPlan Fixed an issue where the similar plan nodes are highlighted in the wrong position.
SMO Fixed an issue where SMO/ServerConnection didn't SqlCredential-based connections correctly. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/33698941.
SMO Fixed an issue where an application written using SMO would encounter an error if it tried to enumerate databases from the same server on multiple threads even though it uses separate SqlConnection instances on each thread.
SMO Fixed performance regression in Transfer from External Tables.
SMO Fixed issue in ServerConnection thread-safety, which was causing SMO to leak SqlConnection instances when targeting Azure.
SMO Fixed an issue, which was causing a StringBuilder.FormatError when trying to restore a database, which had curly braces in its name.
SMO Fixed an issue where Azure databases in SMO were defaulting to Case-Insensitive collation for all string comparisons instead of using the specified collation for the database.
SSMS Editor Fixed an issue where "SQL System Table" where restoring the default colors was chancing the color to lime green, rather than the default green, making it hard to read on a white background. For details, see Restoring wrong default color for SQL System Table. The issue still persists on non-English versions of SSMS.
SSMS Editor Fixed issue where intellisense wasn't working when connected to Azure SQLDW using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication.
SSMS Editor Fixed intellisense in Azure when user lacks access to master database.
SSMS Editor Fixed code snippets to create "temporal tables", which were broken when the collation of the target database was case-sensitive.
SSMS Editor New TRANSLATE function now recognized by intellisense. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32898430.
SSMS Editor Improved intellisense on FORMAT built-in function. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32898676.
SSMS Editor LAG and LEAD are now recognized as built-in functions. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035-sql-server/suggestions/32898757.
SSMS Editor Fixed an issue where intellisense was giving a warning when using "ALTER TABLE. ADD CONSTRAINT. WITH(ONLINE=ON)".
SSMS Editor Fixed an issue where several system views and table values functions weren't properly colorized.
SSMS Editor Fixed an issue where clicking on editor tabs could cause the tab to be closed instead of getting the focus. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/37291114.
SSMS Options Fixed an issue where Tools > Options > SQL Server Object Explorer > Commands page wasn't resizing properly.
SSMS Options SSMS now by default disables automatic download of DTD in XMLA editor -- XMLA script editor (which uses the xml language service) by default now prevents automatically downloading the DTD for potentially malicious xmla files. This is controlled by turning off the "Automatically download DTDs and Schemas" setting in Tools > Options > Environment > Text Editor > XML > Miscellaneous.
SSMS Options Restored CTRL+D to be the shortcut as it used to be in older version of SSMS. For details, see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/908035/suggestions/35544754.
Table Designer Fixed a crash in "Edit 200 rows".
Table Designer Fixed an issue where the designer was allowing to add a table when connected to an Azure SQL Database.
Vulnerability Assessment Fixed an issue where the scan results aren't being loaded properly.
XEvent Added two columns "action_name" and "class_type_desc" that show action ID and class type fields as readable strings.
XEvent Removed the event XEvent Viewer cap of 1,000,000 events.
XEvent Profiler Fixed an issue where XEvent Profiler failed to launch when connected to a 96-core SQL Server.
XEvent Viewer Fixed an issue where XEvent Viewer was crashing when trying to group the events using the "Extended Event Toolbar Options".

Deprecated and removed features in 18.0

Here are the deprecated and removed Features from SSMS version 18.0.

  • T-SQL Debugger
  • Database Diagrams
  • The following tools are no longer installed with SSMS:
    • OSQL.EXE
    • DReplay.exe
    • SQLdiag.exe
    • SSBDiagnose.exe
    • bcp.exe
    • sqlcmd.exe
    • Both SQL Server Configuration Manager and Reporting Server Configuration Manager aren't part of SSMS setup anymore.
    • The policies aren't installed with SSMS anymore. They are moved to Git. Users are able to contribute and download/install them, if they want to.
    • Due to security concerns, the option to specify clear-text passwords on the command line was removed.
    • This deprecated feature was removed from the SSMS UI.
    • The old "Database Maintenance Plan" and "SQL Mail" nodes won't be accessible anymore. The modern "Database Mail" and "Maintenance Plans" nodes continue to work as usual.

    Known issues (18.0)

    You might encounter an issue installing version 18.0, where you cannot run SQL Server Management Studio. If you encounter this issue, follow the steps from the SSMS2018 - Installed, but not run article.

    There is a limitation on the size of the data you see from SSMS results shown in grid, text, or file

    There are redraw issues when switching between multiple query windows. See SQL Server user feedback for more details. A workaround for this issue is to disable hardware acceleration under Tools > Options.

    Download SSMS 17.9.1

    Bug fixes in 17.9.1

    • Fixed an issue where users may experience their connection being closed and reopened with each query invocation when using "Azure Active Directory - Universal with MFA support" authentication with the SQL query editor. Side effects of the connection closing included global temporary tables being dropped unexpectedly, and sometimes a new SPID given to the connection.
    • Fixed a long outstanding issue where restore plan would fail to find a restore plan, or would generate an inefficient restore plan under certain conditions.
    • Fixed an issue in the "Import Data-tier Application" wizard, which could result in an error when connected to an Azure SQL Database.

    Non-English localized releases of SSMS 17.x require the KB 2862966 security update package if installing on: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Uninstall and reinstall SSMS 17.x

    If your SSMS installation is having problems, and a standard uninstall and reinstall doesn't resolve them, you can first try repairing the Visual Studio 2015 IsoShell. If repairing the Visual Studio 2015 IsoShell doesn't resolve the problem, the following steps have been found to fix many random issues:

    Uninstall SSMS the same way you uninstall any application (using Apps & features, Programs, and features, depending on your version of Windows).

    Uninstall Visual Studio 2015 IsoShell from an elevated cmd prompt:

    PUSHD "C:ProgramDataPackage CacheFE948F0DAB52EB8CB5A740A77D8934B9E1A8E301 edist"

    vs_isoshell.exe /Uninstall /Force /PromptRestart

    Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable the same way you uninstall any application. Uninstall both x86 and x64 if they're on your computer.

    Reinstall Visual Studio 2015 IsoShell from an elevated cmd prompt:

    PUSHD "C:ProgramDataPackage CacheFE948F0DAB52EB8CB5A740A77D8934B9E1A8E301 edist"

    Upgrade to the latest version of the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable if you're not currently up to date.

    Download SSMS 16.5.3

    Bug fixes in 16.5.3

    Fixed an issue introduced in SSMS 16.5.2, which was causing the expansion of the 'Table' node when the table had more than one sparse column.

    Users can deploy SSIS packages containing OData Connection Manager, which connect to a Microsoft Dynamics AX/CRM Online resource to SSIS catalog. For more information, For details, see OData Connection Manager.

    Configuring Always Encrypted on an existing table fails with errors on unrelated objects. Connect ID 3103181

    Configuring Always Encrypted for an existing database with multiple schemas doesn't work. Connect ID 3109591

    The Always Encrypted, Encrypted Column wizard fails due to the database containing views that reference system views. Connect ID 3111925

    When encrypting using Always Encrypted, errors from refreshing modules after encryption are incorrectly handled.

    Open recent menu doesn't show recently saved files. Connect ID 3113288

    SSMS is slow when right-clicking an index for a table (over a remote (Internet) connection). Connect ID 3114074

    Fixed an issue with the SQL Designer scrollbar. Connect ID 3114856

    Context menu for tables momentarily stops responding

    SSMS occasionally throws exceptions in Activity Monitor and crashes. Connect ID 697527

    SSMS 2016 crashes with error "The process was terminated due to an internal error in the .NET Runtime at IP 71AF8579 (71AE0000) with exit code 80131506"


    Microdosing and mathematics

    Has anyone here microdosed on LSD before? I've heard of engineers in Silicon Valley doing it because it supposedly increases your output and creativity. If anyone has any experience microdosing and doing mathematics please share your observations, I'm really curious.

    I would like to point out that most of the comments in this thread are not about microdosing, which was explicitly what OP asked about. If anyone is interested, head on over to r/microdosing to see what it actually is. If you microdose right, you shouldn't feel high or trip at all. You should, however, look back and go "that was a pretty good day".

    Boy, there's some seriously bad information here.

    Yes. I've microdosed LSD, psilocybin, and will also try microdosing mescaline. They're wonderful tools for a mathematician. They provide you a very clean energy and open up your mind to new thoughts. I've had many new ideas come to me due to psychedelics. In fact, other drugs can do that as well.

    I'm a PhD student, not a stoner three weeks into an abstract algebra course. Microdosing has made me happier and more sociable. This is arguably the most important thing I get out of it. Being a sociable mathematician is more critical to me than just doing mathematics.

    If you have further questions, I'm happy to answer them. Don't listen to these other commenters who clearly don't know what they're saying

    The key word here is tools. Microdosing isn't going to magically make you better at math (or anything, really) but it can better equip you, whether that is from an emotional standpoint or a creative standpoint. Good info here.

    I have the curmudgeonly view that people that say they regularly use drugs while learning mathematics are people that are currently 3 weeks into their “Intro to Abstract Algebra” class, and finally understood normal subgroups after they ripped a bong.

    Weed and LSD are fairly distinct as far as drugs go.

    then you're simply out of touch with reality. i know plenty of phd's in math that smoked weed at least 4 times a week.

    i could code well enough on a head full of acid (c/c++/asm graphics algorithms) and wire up a recording studio and play any of several instruments. skiing is fun, but math didn't mix well.

    of course, this was before microdosing was a thing, so we're talking around a half hit.

    math was fun, and the bit where you grok the tricksy bit of a proof is downright exhilarating and giddifying, creating proofs or attempting to get something a fair more advanced than your usual was quite not fun at all.

    I really doubt that one can do serious mathematics on drug that isn't stimulant. Sure, you can trip occasionally and some definitions/theorems could make more sense, but doing a research level math is an entirely different beast. Maybe, just maybe if you are working on recreational maths like tiling a plane etc and then a new shape could just pop up in your head when you are high but nothing more than that really.

    Microdoses of LSD more or less feel like a mild stimulant.

    I was never into microdosing, but I did find that the more 'trippy' drugs can help you make creative leaps that might not have come to you sober. There's no way in hell I would be able to actually work out the details or do any kind of rigorous proof while high, Short term memory and attention span are generally shot to pieces, but the enhancement to associative thinking can sometimes help develop intuition about some abstract idea you've been struggling with or link together different concepts that you weren't quite sure were related.

    The caveat to this is that you absolutely need to review and critically look over any 'revelations' you had while tripping. Quite often the ideas breakdown fairly quickly under even a preliminary attempt to formalise them. Sometimes they are too vague to even attempt to formalise them. However, on occasion, that radical change in perspective can open the door to new angles and directions for your research. Ones that need to approached with sober, or at least with some kind of stimulants (coffee for most, but amphetamine if you're Erdos).

    I'm not totally sold on microdosing, For me the benefit to psychedelics is that they totally shift your usual cognitive function. They shake things up enough that new perspectives and ideas often fall out. Unfortunately, for the majority of people who have no training in rigorous and critical thought, these ideas tend to be things like 'plants can talk to me' or 'I can communicate to aliens with DMT'

    I think psychedelics are best used on rare occasions simply to shake things up a bit. Going into a k-hole or smoking DMT a few times a year can break you out of emotional or cognitive ruts which *may* help you consider angles you hadn't before. Or it might just be an interesting experience. Worst case scenario you go full new-age crystal healing hippie but I tend to believe those types were drawn to that stuff in the first place.

    Microdosing may indeed provide some benefits, although I don't think there are that many studies on it. I did try Hydergine, which was another ergot derivative developed by Albert Hoffman. It's supposed to be a nootropic that gave me a similar feeling to a barely threshold dose of LSD. Mostly what I noticed were the uncomfortable physical symptoms of LSD though.

    I should note that I'm probably quite biased here though as I'm a fairly regular drug user.


    Minors in Mathematics and Statistics

    The Department of Mathematical Science offers minor programs in mathematics and statistics:

    • Mathematics
      A minor in mathematics consists of a minimum of 18 credits of work with grades of C or better. At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, and at least 3 additional credits must be at the 200 level or above. The three required courses are: Calc I (640:121), Calc II (640:122), and Introduction to Linear Algebra (640:250)/Linear Algebra with Applications (640:253). The following courses are recommended: Calc III (640:221), Elementary Differential Equations (640:314), Mathematical Reasoning with Proofs (640:300), and Probability and Stochastic Processes (640:331).
    • Statistics
      A minor in statistics consists of a minimum of 18 credits of work with grades of C or better, with at least 4 courses in statistics. At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, and at least 3 additional credits must be at the 200 level or above. Two math courses are required: Calc I (640:121)/Calc for Business (640:118) and Introduction to Linear Algebra (640:250)/Linear Algebra with Applications (640:253). The following statistics courses are recommended: Introduction to Data Science (960:185), Introduction to Statistics I (960:283), Introduction to Statistics (960:284), Probability and Stochastic Processes (640:331), Mathematical Statistics (960:481), and Statistical Models (960:489).This program is for students with an interest in mathematics and computer science and in the overlapping disciplines of biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics.

    How to Study Math

    This article was co-authored by Grace Imson, MA. Grace Imson is a math teacher with over 40 years of teaching experience. Grace is currently a math instructor at the City College of San Francisco and was previously in the Math Department at Saint Louis University. She has taught math at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels. She has an MA in Education, specializing in Administration and Supervision from Saint Louis University.

    There are 13 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

    wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. This article received 15 testimonials and 90% of readers who voted found it helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

    This article has been viewed 400,466 times.

    There’s no denying it--math can be tricky! Even if you don't feel like it's your strongest subject, though, you can get better at math if you're willing to put in the work. The best way to do well in math is to practice every day, so set aside plenty of time to study on your own or with a group. With a little determination, you can make real strides in math.


    NSC Requirements & Testing

    All students under the age of 22 entering an institution of higher education are required to provide current proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis (within five years of the date of intended enrollment) or meet certain requirements for declining such a vaccination. Texas A&M has partnered with Med+Proctor for the submission of bacterial meningitis vaccination records. Please go to medproctor.com/tamu-immunization to register and upload your proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination.

    Students must receive the vaccination no later than 10 days before the first day of the semester in which the student enrolls. All incoming students (whether planning to attend classes remotely or in person) are required to use Med+Proctor to submit their documentation prior to Day 1 of their conference. Students who do not provide required documentation by the deadline will be dropped from classes.

    To determine if you have satisfied the evidence of vaccination requirement, log into the Applicant Information System (AIS) at applicant.tamu.edu and ensure that a check mark is present on the bacterial meningitis checklist item found under the “Additional documents required if admitted” section. Please allow a few days for Med+Proctor staff to complete processing on your immunization document.

    The completion of Online Orientation must occur one week prior to your scheduled NSC Date. Students will have a registration hold placed on their account, and the hold will not be removed until the online orientation modules are complete. Students a re unable to attend their Orientation Group, Academic Advising, or Course Registration until they have completed this requirement.

    Students attending a Virtual NSC in Spring 2021 will have access to Online Orientation in mid-December. Students attending an NSC in summer 2021 will have access in mid-May.

    How to access Online Orientation
    • Log in to the HOWDY Portal
    • Click on the My Record Tab
    • Scroll down to the the New Student Conference Preparation Box
    • Click the Complete your mandatory New Student Conference Online Orientation link to get started

    On average, students will take about one hour to complete the modules, and they do not have to be done all at once. If you need to take a break, your progress will be saved for you.

    Topics Covered

    Online Orientation will cover:

    • Academics & Registration reviews the course catalog and how to navigate class registration.
    • Financial Matters reviews tuition billing, scholarships, and financial aid processes.
    • Campus Safety & Services reviews a few “out of the classroom” like Code Maroon, dining plans, housing resources, and transportation services.

    This information will be available to you through your first semester of coursework, so we hope you will continue to refer back to it as a resource.

    For questions regarding Online orientation, please contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs Office, open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST), Monday-Friday, at (979) 845-5826 or [email protected] .

    The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a requirement by the state of Texas that all students enrolled at public institutions of higher education demonstrate college readiness in reading, writing, and mathematics. To do so, students must either meet the TSI Exemption criteria or pass the TSI Assessment.

    You can check to see if you have fulfilled the TSI requirements online using these steps:

    • Go to applicant.tamu.edu and log in with your NetID and password
    • Find the “Tasks to Complete Prior to Enrollment” checklist
    • Find “Fulfill the Texas Success Initiative requirements”

    If a red X is present, you will be blocked from registering for classes during the NSC, so it is critical that students satisfy this requirement two weeks prior to their scheduled NSC date . Note that TSI information is not updated until at least 48 hours AFTER you register for your NSC.

    Exemptions

    Not all incoming students need to take the TSI Assessment Test, and many transfer students are exempt. A list of possible exemptions can be found at: successcenter.tamu.edu/Texas-Success-Initiative/TSI-Exemptions .

    If you believe you are exempt but a red X is present in your AIS Checklist 48 hours after you register for your NSC, further documentation is needed to verify your exemption. Please contact the Academic Success Center at [email protected] .

    Not Exempt

    All students who are not exempt must first complete the mandatory TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) found in Howdy under the “My Record” tab under “Texas Success Initiative.” Once completed, they must then take the TSI Assessment at a local public Texas college. Some colleges require students to obtain a voucher before testing by calling the A&M testing center at (979) 845-0532.

    The mandatory TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (including the practice test) can be found online under either the “Applicant” or “My Record” tab in the Howdy Portal under the heading “Texas Success Initiative.” The TSI Assessment test must be taken at a testing center. Testing centers are located at most community colleges, public four year universities and even some high schools. To find a testing center in your local area, a Google search for "TSI near me" will generally yield helpful results. Once testing is complete, scores must be sent to the Academic Success Center at Texas A&M University by fax (979-845-6419) or email ( [email protected] ).

    Testing through Texas A&M University is currently at a limited capacity due to COVID-19. For more information, please visit http://testing.tamu.edu or contact Testing Services at (979) 845-0532.

    If you have further questions concerning the Texas Success Initiative, please contact the Academic Success Center at [email protected] or visit the website at http://successcenter.tamu.edu/Programs/Texas-Success-Initiative/ .

    What is the Math Placement Exam (MPE)?

    The Math Placement Exam is a 90 minute, multiple-choice examination used to assess a student's math skills. This is an important tool to help your advisor determine which mathematics course you should take. There are two MPE exams, and students will be directed to the correct exam based upon their major.

    Requirements for Freshman Students:

    All Freshmen are required to take the MPE. Students enrolling in the College of Engineering and the College of Science (excluding Biology majors) will take a virtually proctored MPE prior to their scheduled NSC. Students in these two colleges may take up to five practice exams prior to their NSC and are encouraged to do so.

    Students in the College of Engineering & College of Science (excluding Biology majors) can register for the MPE by visiting: https://engineering.tamu.edu/academics/undergraduate/math-placement-exam/register-for-the-exam.html

    If you miss the deadline to register for a proctored MPE, email [email protected] and they will reschedule or add you to an exam.

    All other freshmen should take the MPE online at least 24 hours before to attending their NSC. These students may take 2 practice exams prior to their NSC and are encouraged to do so. To take the MPE, log into howdy.tamu.edu , go to the Applicant tab and follow the instructions for the Math Placement Exam.

    Transfer Students

    If you have completed the math courses needed for your degree at Texas A&M, then you do not need to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE). If you need to take a math course for which you have not fulfilled the prerequisite course at Texas A&M, then you are required to take the MPE.

    Information regarding the testing requirements and process are online at math.tamu.edu/placement .

    The Aggie Card is your official ID at Texas A&M University it allows you to access numerous campus services.

    You must submit an ID photo online on myaggiecard.tamu.edu . Pick-up dates and locations will be communicated via text and email and posted online at sbs.tamu.edu .

    Students who intend to enroll for the first time in a college foreign language course, who have previous knowledge of the language, however acquired, and who have no college credit in the language MUST take a placement test to determine the appropriate course for their level of ability. The foreign language placement test also serves as a basis for credit by examination.

    Second language learners who take the Advanced Placement (AP) test, the College Board Achievement test, the International Baccalaureate test (IB) or the SAT II Subject Test in their foreign language of choice do not have to take the required foreign language placement tests, as the results of these tests may be used for placement, but it is highly recommended. Heritage language learners must always take the placement test, regardless of their scores on high school tests, because these tests sometimes are not a good reflection of the language abilities of those students.

    All exams will be conducted online and proctored remotely. Students can take them at any time throughout the summer but should do so no later than one week before their NSC to ensure they receive results prior to their registration time. Students who register will receive instructions via email on how to access the exam.

    (Please note: Seats in language courses are limited taking the Language Placement Exam does not guarantee the ability to register for a language course during your first semester.)

    Spanish

    The Spanish Language Placement Test is administered by Hispanic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. There is a $30.00 fee that is due at the time of registration . For additional information regarding the test, visit the Hispanic Studies website or call (979) 845-2125 . Register for this test.

    All Other Languages

    All other Language Placement Tests (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian) are administered by International Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. There is a $30.00 fee that is due at the time of registration. For more information, email [email protected] Register for this test .

    Many courses require students to submit a Lab Safety Acknowledgment (LSA) before course registration is permitted. All NSC attendees should submit the acknowledgment prior to their NSC to ensure registration access.

    Submit your LSA via the Howdy portal at howdy.tamu.edu .

    If you need assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (979) 845-7117.

    All incoming resident undergraduate students will have to select a Locked or Variable tuition rate code in Howdy (My Finances Tab in the Billing Tuition and Fees Channel) before being allowed to register for classes for the first time. Locked Rate Tuition is not available for non-resident students, so they will automatically be assigned the variable rate code (TVR_VARI).

    Visit the Student Business Services website for more information about tuition rate codes.

    Credit By Exam Testing is available on testing days throughout the year. To schedule additional examinations or for additional information:

    Testing Services
    Texas A&M University
    4239 TAMU
    College Station, TX 77843-4239
    (979) 845-0532 fax (979) 862-1957
    http://testing.tamu.edu

    Testing Accommodations

    If you have a disability and require specific accommodations to complete any of the NSC placement exams or Texas Success Initiative requirements, please contact Disability Resources to discuss your needs. Reasonable testing accommodations are provided to allow students with documented disabilities an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

    In order to coordinate testing accommodations for any of the tests offered related to New Student Conferences, students must submit documentation of their disability at least two weeks prior to the scheduled testing date for review.

    Please contact the Disability Resources office at (979) 845-1637 or visit disability.tamu.edu for more information.


    There are two ways students taking the MPE for MATH 151, 171, or 147 can practice for the MPE: (1) An electronic version with a similar interface to the actual MPE, or (2) practice problems on paper. Currently, only the pdf version of practice problems is available for students taking MPE for MATH 142.

    • Electronic Version: Log into howdy.tamu.edu, go to the Applicant tab (or My Records tab for current students), and follow instructions for the Math Placement Exam. When you get to the MPE webpage, you will see an option to take a practice exam.
    • Paper Version: Links to worksheets containing practice problems along with solutions can be accessed below.
        with Solutions with Solutions

    • Majoring in Mathematics

      It should be emphasized that the character of mathematics changes sharply between lower and upper-division courses. The role of computation diminishes and there is a greater emphasis on deductive reasoning. While some students find the theoretical approach more congenial, most find upper-division courses more difficult. Because of this, it is strongly recommended that only students who earned grades of B- or better in all of Math 53, Math 54, and Math 55 apply to the major programs in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

      Additionally, the advising staff recommend Mathematics 110 as your first upper-division class. Students are more successful in making the transition with this course. Math 104 is a particularly demanding class and should be taken later in your program. Be aware that top students spend 12 to 15 hours per class beyond the lectures and sections, so plan your course load accordingly.

      Eligibility to Declare the Major

      You are eligible to declare the major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics if you have met ALL of the following criteria:
      1) Completion of Math 1A & Math 1B (or equivalent) with averages grades of at least "C". For our policy on Advanced Placement scores, please see the following link.
      2) Completion of Math 53, Math 54, and Math 55 (or equivalent) with minimum grades of "C" in each, or completion of two of those three courses (with minimum grades of "C" in each) and currently enrolled in the third. If declaring while currently enrolled in the final lower-division requirement, that course will need to be completed with a letter grade of at least "C". Please note that we will accept Computer Science 70 in lieu of Math 55 if you have a double-major in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
      3) If you have already taken one or more upper division math courses, you should have a grade point average of at least 2.0 from those courses completed at the time of declaration. Note, however, that you do not need to have completed an upper division math course in order to declare.
      Any alterations to the above requirements must be authorized (in writing) by the Head Major Advisor, upon referral from an Undergraduate Advisor in 964 or 965 Evans Hall.

      Major Declaration Procedures

      Submit a Math/Applied Math Major Update Form . Instructions and any additional forms that should accompany your request are provided in the google form.

      Note that double majors require signatures from both your departments. If we are the first to sign your Double Major Petition, we will send it back to you to take to your second department. If your Double Major Petition is already signed by your first department, we can forward it to L&S Advising for final approval.)

      Honors Program

      See our Honors page for information about graduating with honors in Math or Applied Math.

      Course Enrollment and CalCentral

      Each semester advising holds are placed on math and applied math majors who have been declared for more than one semester. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics majors must consult with their Faculty Advisor for their first CalCentral registration period after declaring the major. In subsequent semesters, they may meet with the Staff Advisors. Meeting the Faculty or Staff Advisors should take place prior to the student's enrollment appointment to ensure removal of the hold in a timely manner. Before meeting with the Advisor, the student should plan a tentative program for the coming semester, and have an overall plan for completing the major. Enrollment packets consisting of a Course Approval Form (green) and a Major Checklist (white) which shows your completed courses and grades will be available in the Main Office (970 Evans) two weeks prior to the start of Phase I enrollment appointments. Faculty Advisors hold regular office hours during the academic year. These hours are also posted on the bulletin board outside 964 Evans. It is best to allow time for more than one meeting in case decisions depend on information not available at the first visit.

      When the Advisor and the student have agreed on a program of study, the Advisor will sign the Course Approval Form (green). Approved electives should be indicated on the bottom of the program form and initialed by the Advisor. Major holds are released by the Staff Advisors in 964 and 965 Evans Hall.

      Admitted transfer students should participate in orientation programs during the Summer preceding their first semester at Cal. Returning students should see their faculty advisor or the Undergraduate Advisor during the semester prior to their readmitted term.

      Although students are formally required to see their Faculty Advisors only when they first declare the major, they are strongly encouraged to consult with them, or seek the advice of any faculty member, at any time. If the Advisor's office hours conflict with the student's classes, the student should schedule an appointment with via email.

      Credit by Examination

      Outstanding lower-division students may choose to fulfill one or more of the lower-division requirements via credit-by-exam. Although the University awards only P/NP grades for credit-by-exam, credit-by-exam in any of the lower division prerequisite classes is acceptable for entry into the major. The Credit by Examination Petition is available through the following link on the Office of the Registrar's forms website. In order to file the petition, the student must acquire the approval of: (a) an instructor willing to administer the examination, and (b) the Major Advisor, (only if already declared). The list of eligibility criteria for Credit by Examination can be found on page two of the petition. (Note: you must be registered in the term in which the examination is to be taken you may only take Credit by Exam in Fall and Spring terms you must already have a 2.0 or better UC GPA - meaning it can be taken only after at least one term at UC.)

      Course Equivalency

      Equivalency of courses taken at other colleges and universities should be determined early in the application process. Articulation agreements with the California Community Colleges can be found on assist.org and non-California Community College coursework will be individually evaluated by a Non-Major Faculty Advisor prior to the student declaring the major or minor. For more information about this process, visit our Course Equivalency website.

      Program Changes

      Students can add or drop courses via CalCentral through the WEDNESDAY of the FOURTH week of classes. Grading option changes from letter grade to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade can be done via CalCentral through the TENTH week of classes. Any student with fewer than 13 units needs permission from L&S Undergraduate Advising, located on the 2nd floor of Evans Hall, for a reduced study load.

      Minimum and Maximum Limits of Number of Mathematics Courses Taken

      Majors must take a minimum of four upper-division courses to establish residency in either of the math majors.

      The only limitation on the maximum number of upper-division and graduate mathematics courses a major may take is a College of Letters and Science regulation which states that students cannot register beyond the semester in which s/he surpasses their 130th unit. Advance planning can result in hitting 130 units and having an additional semester available, should you need it. An Undergraduate Advisor in 964 or 965 Evans can assist you.

      Passed/Not Passed Grading (P/NP)

      Courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. The one exception is four units of Mathematics 199 (offered pass/not pass only) which may be used if approved by one's Faculty Advisor. Mathematics 199 cannot be used to study material covered in standard courses. To be eligible for enrollment, a student must have completed 60 units and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Additional regulations concerning 199 courses are outlined in the College of Letter and Science Earning Your Degree Guide. Staff in 970 Evans can assist students with the enrollment procedure.

      Probation and Dismissal

      A mathematics major whose cumulative grade-point average in the upper-division major taken at Berkeley falls below 2.0 will be placed on departmental probation. The departmental grade-point average computation includes both required courses in the major and approved electives. Any additional upper-division or graduate mathematics courses which are not used to satisfy major requirements are exempted. Students are expected to check their grades at the end of each semester. A student on probation will be subject to dismissal from the major if the grade-point average is not brought up to 2.0 within the following term. Questions concerning probation and dismissal may be directed to an Undergraduate Advisor in 964 or 965 Evans or the College of Letters and Science Advising, 206 Evans Hall.

      Additional Academic Assistance

      The Undergraduate Program Office, 970 Evans Hall, maintains a list of tutors for students seeking assistance. There are tutors listed for mathematics courses at all levels, from the most basic, precalculus courses, through upper-division, and even including basic graduate level courses. Students make arrangements with tutors on an individual basis.

      The Student Learning Center, located in the Cesar Chavez Center, offers group and drop-in tutoring for the basic lower division classes: Mathematics 1A-1B, and 53-54. Call (510) 642-7332 for scheduling and other information. There are also Academic Centers located at the dorms that provide drop-in tutoring during the evenings.


      Peer Advisors

      All peer advising office hours are held via virtual platforms for Spring 2021. Click on the following link while logged into your bMail account to access the office hour URLs.

      The Peer Advisors also have a blog, which can be found at https://guide.math.berkeley.edu/


      Spring 2021 Office Hour Schedule (chronological order)

      Peer Advisor Individual office hours will begin Monday 2/8 and end Friday 4/30.

      **The last week of Peer Advising (April 26th through 30th) has slightly adjusted hours to accommodate the Cal Week schedule for prospective students. The adjusted hours are listed on this Math Department Cal Week Slide and have also been updated in the table below **

      Mondays: 2-3 PM (Aidan)
      Tuesdays: 4-5 PM (Chidera)
      Wednesdays: 12-1 PM (Simarjeet), 4-5 PM (Emma)
      Thursdays: 11 AM-Noon (Maryo)
      Fridays: 6-7 PM (Ashley)

      Click on the following link while logged into your bMail account to access the URLs to join the virtual office hours.


      Emma Erickson

      Peer Advisor

      Spring 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays 4-5 PM
      Completed Math Courses: 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 123, 128A
      Other Courses: IB C145, IB 164, MCB 102, Chem 1A/1AL, Chem 1B, Chem 3A/3AL, Chem 3B/3BL, Physics 7A+7B, Bio 1A/1AL, Bio 1B, IB 148, IB 173LF
      In Progress Courses: Math 124, Math 185, Stat 134
      Message from Emma: “Hello! I'm a senior doubling in Applied Math (Life and Physical Sciences emphasis) and Integrative Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology emphasis). I've been a grader for different math classes for about a year, and I work at a 24 hour small animal emergency hospital. In my free time I enjoy baking and caring for my praying mantis. After college I hope to go to vet school. If you want to talk about math, double majoring, or animals, come by my office hours or send me an email!”

      Maryo Felfel
      Peer Advisor


      Spring 2021 Office Hours: Thursdays 11 AM-Noon
      Completed Math Courses: 1A, 1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113
      Other Courses: CS 61A, Data 8, Stat 33A, Stat 133
      In Progress Courses: Math 128A, Data 100
      Message from Maryo: "Hi there! My name is Maryo and I am a senior at Cal majoring in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Data Science. Despite the stresses of Berkeley, I still manage to find pockets of time where I love to play board games with friends, eat, drink boba, hang out, and play volleyball. I also love talking about my experiences of studying and living in different countries. After graduation, I am hoping to become a data analyst. As I have had multiple mentoring and teaching experiences, I am really glad to be one of the peer advisors this semester, so feel free to stop by anytime if you need help to structure your schedule of classes over your four years, talk about math and any other major-related questions, or just come and say hi :) Feel free to email me as well!"


      Simarjeet Kaur

      Peer Advisor

      Spring 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-4 PM (changed to Wednesday 12-1 for week of 4/26-4/30)
      Completed Math Courses: 1B, 53, 54, 110 CS 70
      Other Courses: CS 61A, 61B, 170 Data 8, 100, 104 Legal Studies 123
      In Progress Courses: Math 104, 124
      Message from Simarjeet: “Hi! I'm Simarjeet, a third-year studying Applied Math with a concentration in Computer Science and minoring in Data Science. I'm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania originally, and am currently taking zoom classes from my home there as well! I'm taking and have taken a lot of different Math, CS, and Data Science classes during my time at Berkeley. I'd love to talk about what led me to choosing Applied Math as my major, help with picking classes, being an out of state student, and the intersections of politics and technology! Outside of school, I love travelling, shopping, hanging out with friends, and trying new foods.”

      Chidera Peace Okenwa
      Peer Advisor

      Spring 2021 Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5 PM
      Completed Math Courses: 1B, 53, 54, 55, 104, 110, 113, 115, 125A
      Other Courses: Chem 1A, English R1A&B, French 2,3,4, Anthro 3AC, AFRICAM 4A, ESPM 15, Soc 131.
      In Progress Courses: Math 124, ISF 100C, IB 161
      Message from Chidera: “ Hello! My name is Chidera, and I am a junior studying Pure Mathematics. I am from Nigeria, but I have lived in Tracy, CA with my family for a while. I love people, languages, teaching, learning, and listening. In my spare time I love to be active, watch basketball, read, write, and garden. If you ever want to talk, or just hang out, reach out to me :)”

      Aidan Reilly
      Peer Advisor

      Spring 2021 Office Hours: Mondays 3-4 PM (Changed to Monday 2-3 for week of 4/26-4/30)
      Completed Math Courses: Math 104, H110, H113, 124, 126, 135, Phil 149, 185, 191(Givental), 202A, 225A, 250A
      In Progress Courses: CS 61B, EECS 126, Math 202B, Math 250B
      Message from Aidan: “Hi! I am a sophomore majoring in Pure Math, and so far have found logic and abstract algebra very interesting. Outside of math I play unhealthy amounts of poker and chess and love to exercise, in particular running, lifting weights and rock climbing. Please feel free to email me or stop by during office hours to chat!”

      Ashley Zhang
      Peer Advisor

      Spring 2021 Office Hours: Fridays 6-7 PM
      Completed Math Courses: 53, 54, 55, 110, 104, 113, 128A, 185
      Other Courses: Econ 139, 141 Stat 140, CS 61A-B, Data 100
      In Progress Courses: CS 189, Data 88E, Econ C142
      Message from Ashley: “Hi everyone, I’m Ashley and I am a senior majoring in Applied Math and Data Science, concentrated in Economics. I have taken classes from Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and Computer Science departments, exploring all fields to see how to apply what I have learned in class to real life. During this quarantine time, I have developed pretty good cooking skills, watching movies, and sometimes go hiking with friends. This semester is going to be especially challenging for all of us and if you have any questions related to mathematics, or just want to know more about me, please feel free to come to my office hour and we can talk virtually! Hope everyone is having a healthy and successful semester!”


      Watch the video: Grade 1 Maths term 3 week 7 Assessment (October 2021).