Released: Public Preview for SQL Server vNext Replication Management Pack (6.7.40.0)

We are happy to announce that public preview for SQL Server vNext Replication Management Pack is ready. Please install and use this public preview and send us your feedback (sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com). You can download the public preview at: https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=55098 This management pack was thoroughly built from the ground up in accordance with Best Practices for SQL Server… Read more

Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

The 12th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 SP1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#12 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4017793/cumulative-update-12-for-sql-server-2014-sp1 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… Read more

Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

The 5th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 SP2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#5 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013098/cumulative-update-5-for-sql-server-2014-sp2 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 SP2 Latest Cumulative Update: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53592… Read more

SNAC lifecycle explained

SNAC, or SQL Server Native Client, is a term that has been used interchangeably to refer to ODBC and OLE DB drivers for SQL Server. In essence, current versions are tied to SQL Server support lifecycle itself. Currently Microsoft provides support for a few different versions from a lifecycle standpoint: SNAC 11 is a single… Read more

Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

The 2nd cumulative update release for SQL Server 2016 SP1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#2 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013106 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 SP1 Latest Cumulative Update: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54613… Read more

Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

The 5th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2016 RTM is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#5 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013105 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… Read more

Released: System Center Management Pack for SQL Server and Dashboards (6.7.20.0)

We are happy to announce that updates to SQL Server Management Packs have been released! Downloads available: Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2016 Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server (2008-2012) Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server Dashboards A Note About… Read more

Released: Public Preview for Microsoft Azure SQL Database Management Pack (6.7.25.0)

We are working on significantly updating the Management Pack for Azure SQL Database. Your feedback on this public preview will improve the quality of the final release. Please install the bits from the download location below and send us your feedback. You can comment on this post or send specific feedback to sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com. We are… Read more

Released: Public Preview for SQL Server vNext Management Pack (CTP2)

We are happy to announce SQL Server vNext Management Pack CTP2 bits with new features are ready. Please install and use this public preview and send us your feedback (sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com)! Please download the public preview bits at: Microsoft System Center Management Pack (Community Technical Preview 2) for SQL Server vNext Please note that CTP1 bits… Read more

Cumulative Update #11 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

The 11th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 SP1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#11 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4010392/cumulative-update-11-for-sql-server-2014-sp1 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 SP1 Latest Cumulative Update:… Read more