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 #2 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

Dear Customers, The 2nd 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#2 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3165264 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RTM Latest… Read more

Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Dear Customers, The 5th cumulative update release 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#5 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3180915 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP3 Latest Cumulative… Read more

Cumulative Update #14 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Dear Customers, The 14th cumulative update release 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#14 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3180914 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP2 Latest Cumulative… Read more

Announcing SQL Server Management Studio -16.4.1 Release

  Today, we are very pleased to announce the latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 16.4.1. This update features new PowerShell cmdlets to help perform SQL Server login management and read/write data, and many improvements/bug fixes addressing 19 Connect Items! Get it here:                … Read more

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

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. There are some bug fixes and great performance improvements for the dashboards… Read more

Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Dear Customers, The 1st 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#1 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3178925 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 SP2 Latest Cumulative… 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