Monday, July 13, 2015

Notes 2: Installing SQL Server Management Studio July 2015 Preview

In order to install SSMS July 2015 Preview using the web installer you should remove the SQL Server 2016 CTP2 as this version has compatibility problems.

When you upgrade it to SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1, you will also install the SQL Server Management Studio 2016. This version of SQL Server Management Studio is the same as the one you would get if you start with the Web Installer after the upgrade.

I am not sure that after removing SQL Server 2016 CTP 2, if you were to install with web installer, you would also install SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1. Since I upgraded from CTP 2 to CTP 2.1, the web installer hardly made any change.