In Brent Ozar's list of links today, I learned that Microsoft has removed the Vulnerability Assessment tool from SSMS as of v19.1.
I recently started using it in my SQL Server environment and found it a great tool -- I was able to demonstrate to management why some of their security shortcuts were a bad idea. There doesn't seem to be any advance notice that this was going to happen -- the Microsoft Learning page is dated Feb 2023, so clearly this was a recent decision. My Google-fu finds nothing except for the SSMS release notes and Brent's announcement of same.
Does anyone know why this decision was made? Is there any similar tool out there?