Released: Public Preview for Microsoft Azure SQL Database Management Pack (6.7.11.0)

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

Announcing SQL Server Management Studio – 16.5.1 Release

Today, we are pleased to announce the latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 16.5.1. This update fixes a couple issues listed below. Get it here:                                                            Download SSMS 16.5.1 release The version number for the latest release is 13.0.16100.1 New in this release Fixed an issue where Invoke-Sqlcmd erroneously inserts multiple rows… Read more

SQL Server 2016 SP1: Known issues

The SQL Product team has identified the following known issues which the customers may encounter after installing SQL Server 2016 SP1. The following post will help the customers  plan and prepare their environment for the following known issues while installing SQL Server 2016 SP1. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) If Reporting Services is set to use a secure… Read more

Released: Public Preview for System Center Management Packs for SQL Server

We are getting ready to update the SQL Server Management Packs family. 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… Read more

Cumulative Update #15 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Dear Customers, The 15th cumulative update release, “CU15”, for SQL Server 2012 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#15 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3205416 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP2 Latest Cumulative… Read more

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Dear Customers, The 6th cumulative update release, “CU6”, for SQL Server 2012 SP3 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#6 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3194992 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP3 Latest Cumulative… Read more

Cumulative Update #3 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

Dear Customers, The 3rd cumulative update release, “CU3”, 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#3 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3205413 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RTM Latest… Read more

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1) released !!!

With cloud first strategy, the SQL Product Team has observed great success and adoption of SQL Server 2016 compared to any previous releases. Today, we are even more excited and pleased to announce the availability of SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1). With SQL Server 2016 SP1, we are making key improvements allowing a… Read more

.Net 4.6.2. Framework client driver for Always Encrypted resulting in intermittent failures to decrypt individual rows

The SQL Product team has identified an issue with .Net 4.6.2 framework client driver for Always Encrypted enabled database on SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database. The issue can lead to intermittent failure while trying to decrypt the records from the Always Encrypted enabled database with following error message Decryption failed. The last 10… Read more

Announcing SQL Server Management Studio -16.5 Release

 Today, we are pleased to announce the latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 16.5. This update features fixes for high DPI, reconnection and many issues! Check out the list of fixes below. Get it here:                                                           Download SSMS 16.5 release The version number for the latest release is 13.0.16000.28 New in this… Read more