End of support for SSMS 2008 and 2008R2
Published 02 June 2017
SQL Source Control 5.8 and greater (released 13th July 2017) no longer supports SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2008 or 2008R2.
Earlier versions of SQL Source Control will continue to work in SSMS 2008/R2, and you can keep using them for as long as you like, but new fixes and features will only be released for newer versions of SSMS.
SQL Source Control will continue to support SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 - you will just need to connect to the server using a newer version of SSMS (2012 or greater).
How to update to a newer version of SSMS and continue getting SQL Source Control updates
New versions of SQL Source Control will work in SSMS 2012, 2014, 2016, and 17. The latest version of SSMS, 17.1, is available as a free download from Microsoft here. This version of SSMS works with all supported versions of SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2017). Additionally, SSMS 17.X can be installed side-by-side with SSMS 16.X or SQL Server 2014 SSMS and earlier.
SQL Source Control only registers itself with SSMS on installation or upgrade. After installing a new version of SSMS, you will need to reinstall (or upgrade) SQL Source Control to be able to use it in the new SSMS version.
Other platform requirements
SQL Source Control 5.8 also requires the .NET Framework version 4.6.1 (or higher).
|Operating System Version||.NET Framework 4.6.1 status|
|Windows 10 Creators Update||Included (.NET framework 4.7)|
|Windows 10 Anniversary Update||Included (.NET framework 4.6.2)|
|Windows Server 2016|
|Windows 10 November Update||Included|
|Windows 10 (before November Update)||Download from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=671729|
|Windows Server 2012R2|
|Windows Server 2012|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1|
|Windows 7 SP1|
|Other versions (e.g. Vista, XP, Server 2008 SP2)||Not supported|
For more detailed .NET Framework platform information, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/get-started/system-requirements