SQL Server Management Studio (January 2016 Preview) has been released so I will share how-to install the latest version.

※As of 2016/2/9, the current version is January 2016 Preview: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=724126

For further information, access https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt238290.aspx

**Uninstall is not necessary as parallel installation is allowed with existing versions.


First, start the download from this link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=724126

*Note: File is around 550MB or so.

Once downloaded, execute the file named SSMS-Full-Setup.exe

Click on “Install” to begin.


The installation wizard will take care of the rest. Wait for several minutes.


Once complete, the following message will appear. Reboot your PC.


Once rebooted, access the newly installed SQL Management Studio. Enjoy 🙂