Announcing the Modern Servicing Model for SQL Server

Background to SQL Server servicing Historically, we have released Cumulative Updates (CUs) every 2 months after a major version is released, and roughly yearly Service Packs (SPs), containing fixes from all previous CUs, plus any feature completeness or supportability enhancements that may require localization. You can read more about the SQL Server Incremental Servicing Model… Read more

Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

The 5th 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#5 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4040714/cumulative-update-5-for-sql-server-2016 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2016 SP1… Read more

Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

The 8th 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#8 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4040713/cumulative-update-8-for-sql-server-2016 Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2016 RTM Latest… Read more