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 #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

SQL Server 2008 SP4 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 now available in Microsoft Update Catalog

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4 and SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 were the last service packs for both versions respectively and were originally released in Microsoft Download Center in Sept 2014. Due to popular demand we have also made them available on Microsoft Update Catalog. You can download them from the catalog… Read more

Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Dear Customers, The 7th 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#7 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3167392 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

Last Cumulative Update #14 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Dear Customers, The 14th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 RTM is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#14 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3158271 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