SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 is now Available !!!

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2). SQL Server 2014 SP2, in addition to a rollup of released hotfixes including SQL 2014 SP1 CU7 contains 20+ improvements centered around performance, scalability and diagnostics based on the feedback from customers and SQL community. These improvements enable SQL… Read more

Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Dear Customers, The 8th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 SP1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#8 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3174038 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 SP1 Latest Cumulative Update: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51186 Update Center for Microsoft SQL Server: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sqlserver/ff803383.aspx… Read more

Announcing SQL Server Management Studio -16.3 (August 2016) Release

Today, we are very pleased to announce the latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) following the SQL Server 2016 release. This update of SSMS features a switch from monthly-branded SSMS releases (e.g. August 2016 release) to numerically-branded SSMS releases (e.g. 16.3 release). This update also features a new Active Directory… Read more

SSMS 16.3 Release: Initial high-resolution monitor support

The 16.3 (August 2016) update for SSMS includes initial beta support to allow SSMS to display appropriately on high-resolution monitors. This functionality is turned off by default while we continue to test and improve the quality of this support. However, we have written this blog post to provide instructions for those eager to test initial… Read more

Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

Dear Customers, The 1st cumulative update release for SQL Server 2016 RTM is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#1 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3165264 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RTM Latest Cumulative Update: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53338 Update Center for Microsoft SQL Server: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sqlserver/ff803383.aspx… Read more

Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Dear Customers, The 4th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 SP3 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#4 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3165264 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server SQL Server Support Information: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2855 Update Center for Microsoft SQL Server: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sqlserver/ff803383.aspx… Read more

Cumulative Update #13 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Dear Customers, The 13th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 SP2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#13 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3165266 Understanding IncrementalServicingModel for SQL Server SQL Server Support Information: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2855 Update Center for Microsoft SQL Server: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sqlserver/ff803383.aspx  … Read more

The SQL Server Basic Installer: Just Install It!

20+ years ago when I joined Microsoft I was handed a diskette (maybe it was two), and was told “Here is SQL Server. Go install it”. So I proceeded to install SQL Server 4.20 on my Windows NT 3.1 desktop machine (I won’t tell you the hardware details. It would scare you). There was a… Read more

Announcing SQL Server Management Studio – July 2016 Release

Today, we are very pleased to announce the first monthly update of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) following the SQL Server 2016 release. This update remains a fully-supported generally-available (GA) quality release. It includes support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, significant updates to SQL Server PowerShell and numerous fixes for customer-reported defects. Get it here:… Read more

Released: System Center Management Pack for SQL Server, Replication, AS, RS, Dashboards (6.7.2.0)

We are happy to announce that Management Packs to monitor SQL Server 2016 product family and updates to existing Management Packs have been released! Only the English versions are available at this time. Localized Management Packs will be made available later this summer. Downloads available: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2016 Microsoft… Read more