Released: Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server 4.1

We are pleased to announce the latest generally-available (GA) of Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server. Get it here: Download Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server Note : this replaces the previously released v4.0. Why Kerberos? Kerberos authentication provides a highly secure method to authenticate client and server entities (security principals) on a… Read more

Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

The 9th 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: CU9 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4037357 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RTM Latest Cumulative Update:… Read more

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

The 6th 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: CU6 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4037354 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 SP1 Latest Cumulative Update:… Read more

New GitHub location for AdventureWorks

AdventureWorks has long been one of the most used database samples to run demos. Its downloads and scripts are now available in the SQL Server Samples repository in GitHub. If you have the download links in any of your scripts or automations, please update links to use the new download location. With this, the Codeplex… Read more

Released: SQL Server 2017+ and Replication Management Packs (7.0.0.0)

We are happy to announce the final release of SQL Server 2017+ and Replication Management Packs! These MPs can be used to monitor SQL Server 2017 on both Windows and Linux and SQL Server 2017 Replication on Windows. Below, let’s look at some of the new features we added to these MPs. All the details regarding… Read more

Released: System Center Management Pack for SQL Server (7.0.0.0)

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 Please see below… Read more

Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2017 RTM

The 1st cumulative update release for SQL Server 2017 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#1 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4038634/cumulative-update-1-for-sql-server-2017 Starting with SQL Server 2017, we are adopting a new… Read more

Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

The 8th 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#8 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4037356/cumulative-update-8-for-sql-server-2014-sp2 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 SP2 Latest Cumulative Update:… Read more

Released: Public Preview for SQL Server 2017+ and Replication Management Pack (RC)

We are happy to announce SQL Server 2017+ Management Pack Release Candidate with new features is ready (6.7.65.0). Please install and use this public preview and send us your feedback (sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com). NEW: Version Agnostic SQL Server MPs We understand that with many SQL Server versions in market and with new server releases becoming more frequent, it is… Read more

Released: Public Preview for SQL Server Management Packs Update (6.7.34.0)

We are getting ready to update the SQL Server Management Packs. Please install and use this public preview and send us your feedback (sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com)! We appreciate the time and effort you spend on these previews which make the final product so much better. Please download at: Microsoft System Center Management Packs (Community Technical Preview) for… Read more