TLS 1.2 Support for SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of (Transport Layer Security) TLS 1.2 support in all major client drivers and SQL Server releases. The updates made available on January 29th, 2016 provide TLS 1.2 support for SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. The client drivers that have… Read more

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 has released.

Dear Customers,  UPDATE (June 21 2016): This service pack is now available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. Microsoft SQL Server Product team is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 (SP3). As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is free and doesn’t… Read more

End of Mainstream support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2

We would like to remind all customers that Mainstream Support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 has ended on July 8, 2014. Microsoft is ending support for these products as part of our Support Lifecycle policy, found in http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle.  Customers are encouraged to prepare and execute on their upgrade and/or sustained engineering plans… Read more

Update on the Service Pack plans for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Dear Customers,    We are planning to ship one last Service Pack for both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2. Because of the maturity of SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, these Service Pack(s) will be an exception  in terms of timing and will ship after mainstream support of these releases ends on… Read more

Update on the Service Pack plans for SQL Server.

Dear Customers,     We would like to share some updates on our planning for SQL Server Service Packs. We have seen the feedback on Connect (feedback IDs 814658, 814656, 814600) and the number ofvotes they each have received. We will continue to keep you posted on updates as our planning evolves.   For SQL… Read more

Cumulative Update #11 for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Dear Customers, The 11th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 11 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 SP3. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#11 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834048… Read more

Cumulative Update # 12 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Dear Customers, The 12th Cumulative Update release for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 12 contains all the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. To learn more about the release or… Read more

Cumulative Update # 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Dear Customers, The 6th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 6 contains all the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. To learn more about the release or… Read more

Cumulative Update #10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

Dear Customers, The 10th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 10 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 SP3. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#10 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2814783… Read more

Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

Dear Customers, The 9th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 9 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 SP3. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: CU#9 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2799883… Read more