SQL Server Management Studio 18.6 Is Now Available

SSMS 18.6 brings several high impact changes, including a fix for crashes in database diagrams.

Recently, SQL announced the release of SQL Server Management Studio 18.6, which is now available for download.
 
The 18.6 release is a major release of SSMS and brings several high impact changes, including a fix for crashes in database diagrams.
 
 
Source: Microsoft
 
Key fixes that this release features include Save to XEL file error fix, Database diagrams crash fix, and Bacpac file import error fix. The release also addresses sources of three common application hangs.
 
Earlier diagrams created or saved, which included a Text Annotation, were not opening in any version of SSMS. SSMS 18.6 can open and save a diagram created by SSMS 17.9.1 and prior as well as by other SSMS 18.6 instances. Versions prior to SSMS 17.9.1 will also be able to open the diagram after being saved by SSMS 18.6.
 
Microsoft said that in recent releases, a bunch of points of integration between Azure Data Studio and SSMS have been introduced. To enable the Azure Data Studio experiences you will need to install the “Database Administration Tool Extensions for Windows” from the extension marketplace in Azure Data Studio.
 
The release also features import from fixed-width format files and automatic detection of file format as well as improved handling for escaped quotes. You can find the Import Flat File wizard in object explorer at the database node level under tasks.
 
To learn more, you can visit the release notes here.