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

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

AlwaysOn Availability Groups may be reported as NOT SYNCHRONIZING after you apply SQL2012 SP2 CU3 or SQL2012 SP2 CU4 or SQL2014 CU5

<last update Feb 4-2015, originally published Jan 21-2015>     Dear customers,we would like to inform you of a problem that we have discovered.   When you apply SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 3 or SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 4 or SQL Server 2014 Cumulative Update 5 on… Read more

SQL Server 2014 Management Studio – updated support for the latest Azure SQL Database Update V12 (preview)

We are excited to announce enhanced SQL Server 2014 Management Studio (SSMS) support for Azure SQL database including the latest SQL Database Update V12 (preview). Bringing this functionality into SSMS provides an easy way to discover and better leverage cloud capabilities in a familiar environment. Available for download now, this functionality is being delivered via… Read more