The newly released version of SQL Server incorporated with new improved features that have been added for the enhancement of performance. Since every new version of SQL Server comes up with better features in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), SQL Server 2016 also comes with new features.
In this article we will talk over different features that are added in SQL Server Management Studio for SQL server version 2016.
The windows SSMS 2016 is very functional and efficient environment that allows the SQL users to perform the following:
User can install SQL Server Management Studio 2016 from the Internet, in previous versions user needs to install the client tools with the help of SQL server DVD. Now the installation can be done with web installer that can be easily downloaded from the internet. When user will run the installer, it will download the required packages itself.
The user will receive the automatic updates with SQL Server Management Studio 2016, which will automatically checks online for the updates. User also can manually check for the recent updates by clicking the “Check for Updates” options present in Tools menu.
There is a very beneficial new feature in SQL Server Management Studio for SQL server 2016 in which user is free save open queries when quitting the program. The users can choose if they want Management Studio to save the open queries.
The newer version of SQL Server Management Studio overcomes the limitation of previous versions. In previous version whenever users try to edit the rows from a view, SSMS crashes. But now user can modify the view’s data by clicking the “Edit Top 200 Rows” option that can edit top 200 rows. In addition, the SQL Server Management Studio will not crash. However, this option will not update every view because some view cannot be updated.
SQL Server versions have been enhancing their cloud services with every release. Now the database, properties dialogs and table designer can work with Azure SQL Database v12. It helps in data storage and allows user to make relational queries against the data improving high data availability, business continuity, etc.
In the article, we have discussed some of the new features in SQL server management studio for SQL server 2016 that has undoubtedly enhances efficiency and performance. In addition to this, these features also overcome limitations of all its previous versions.