SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2) released !!!

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the second service pack release for SQL Server 2016! The SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains a rollup of released hotfixes as well as multiple improvements centered around performance, scalability, and supportability based on feedback from customers and the SQL community. These improvements enable… Read more

SQL Server 2005 end of life and upgrade options

Now that SQL Server 2005 is end of life (since Apr 12 2016), it is time to upgrade your SQL Server 2005 instances if you haven’t already to get support from Microsoft. There are several upgrade options available. Please see this page for more information. Also, if you are looking for the last service pack… Read more

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 is now Available!

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3. This service pack provides updates to help workloads from a performance, scalability and diagnostics perspective. The key updates are listed below. Improvements for performance and scalability Trace flags 1236 and 9024 were introduced in SQL Server 2012 to address lock contention and… Read more