SNAC lifecycle explained

SNAC, or SQL Server Native Client, is a term that has been used interchangeably to refer to ODBC and OLE DB drivers for SQL Server. In essence, current versions are tied to SQL Server support lifecycle itself. Currently Microsoft provides support for a few different versions from a lifecycle standpoint: SNAC 10 is a single… Read more

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

Announcing SQL Server 2014 SP2

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 contains 20+ improvements centered around performance, scalability and diagnostics based on the feedback from customers and SQL community. These improvements enable SQL Server 2014 to perform faster… Read more

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Dear Customers, The refreshed 6th 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: Updated CU#6 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3167392 Deprecated CU#6 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3144524 KB 3144524 describes the deprecated (no longer available) Cumulative Update (CU) 6 (Build number: 12.0.4449.0) for Microsoft SQL… Read more

Cumulative Update #13 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Dear Customers, The 13th 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#13 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3144517 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

Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Dear Customers, The 5th 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#5 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3130926 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

Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Dear Customers, The 12th 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#12 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3130923 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

Cumulative Update #11 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Dear Customers, The eleventh 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#11 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3106659 Understanding IncrementalServicingModel for SQL Server SQL Server Support Information: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2855… Read more

Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Dear Customers, The fourth 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#4 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3106660  Understanding IncrementalServicingModel for SQL Server SQL Server Support Information: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2855… Read more

Cumulative Update #10 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Dear Customers, The tenth cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 RTM is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 10 contains all SQL Server 2014 RTM hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2014 RTM. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#10 KB Article:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3094220… Read more