SQL Updates Newsletter – November 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2017 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-2-for-sql-server-2017-rtm/ Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2016 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-9-for-sql-server-2016-rtm/ Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-6-for-sql-server-2016-sp1/ Hour of Code 2017: Unlock an exciting new world by taking a ‘Hero’s Journey’ Microsoft has released a new Minecraft tutorial for Hour of…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – October 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (SP4) is now available https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/sql-server-2012-service-pack-4-sp4-is-now-available/ Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2014 SP2 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-8-for-sql-server-2014-sp2/ Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2017 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-1-for-sql-server-2017-rtm/ Announcing new Azure Government capabilities for classified mission-critical workloads We’re expanding our support for highly-classified workloads, delivering advanced technologies like Blockchain and…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – September 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements At Microsoft Ignite, we showcased our work in quantum computing. Watch the Keynote here (quantum computing is discussed ~1hr mark): https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/59125 In just hours or days, a quantum computer can solve complex problems that would otherwise take billions of years for classical computing to solve. Microsoft will release a new quantum…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – August 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Our immediate response to Hurricane Harvey https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2017/08/29/immediate-response-hurricane-harvey/ Power BI Report Server August 2017 Preview now available https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-august-2017-preview-now-available/ Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2014 SP2 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4032541/cumulative-update-7-for-sql-server-2014-sp2 SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/08/02/sql-server-2017-release-candidate-2-rc2-is-now-available/ Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – July 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements First release candidate of SQL Server 2017 now available Linux support for tier-1, mission-critical workloads; Note that with RC1, SQL Server on Linux supports Active Directory Authentication SQL Server on Linux can use TLS to encrypt data that is transmitted across a network between a client application and an instance of…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – June 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Announcing SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 SQL Server 2012 SP4 will be released in September 2017 (note the date has changed from previous announcement) A release announcement with detailed information on improvements will be shared at the time of the release. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/announcing-sql-server-2012-service-pack-4/ Petya Ransomware Prevention & Detection in Azure Security…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – May 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 now available The primary enhancement to SQL Server 2017 in this release is the ability to configure SQL Server configuration settings through environment variables passed in as parameters to Docker run. This enables many of the SQL Server configuration scenarios in Docker containers such as setting…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – April 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Reminder: Latest Improvements to the Simplified Servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Beginning with March 2017, the Security Only Quality Update will no longer include updates for Internet Explorer. The cumulative Internet Explorer update will again be available as a separate update. If you’re currently deploying the Security Only Quality…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – March 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements SQL Server next version CTP 1.4 now available The primary enhancement to SQL Server v.Next on Linux in this release is the ability to schedule jobs using SQL Server Agent. The mssql-server-linux container image on Docker Hub now includes the sqlcmd and bcp command line utilities to make it easier to…

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