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 – 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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SQL Updates Newsletter – April 2018

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2017 RTM Starting with SQL Server 2017, we are adopting a new modern servicing model. Please refer to our blog for more details on Modern Servicing Model for SQL Server: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/announcing-the-modern-servicing-model-for-sql-server/ Summary of new servicing model for SQL Server: (1) SPs will no longer be…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – January 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Support for SQL Server 2012 SP2 ended on 1/10/2017. Please upgrade to the latest service pack. http://www.microsoft.com/lifecycle Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-1-for-sql-server-2016-sp1/ Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2016 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-4-for-sql-server-2016-rtm/ Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2012 SP3 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-7-for-sql-server-2012-sp3/ Cumulative Update #16 for SQL Server 2012…

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How to dynamically determine the correct Process\Working Set performance counter instance

The Process performance counter object uses the following #1, #2 naming scheme whenever multiple instances of a process with the same executable name are running. \Process(sqlservr)\Working Set: this may be a default or named instance of SQL \Process(sqlservr#1)\Working Set: this may be a default or named instance of SQL \Process(sqlservr#2)\Working Set: this may be a…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – May 2018

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2017 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-7-for-sql-server-2017-rtm/ Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2016 SP2 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-1-for-sql-server-2016-sp2/ Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-9-for-sql-server-2016-sp1/ Microsoft continues to be a leader in Gartner’s Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant (MQ) We’re honored to be recognized as a leader in Gartner’s IaaS…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – November 2016

Recent Releases and Announcements Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-136 – Important Security Update for SQL Server (3199641) https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-136 SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 generally available https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/sql-server-2016-service-pack-1-sp1-released/ https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2016/11/16/sql-server-2016-service-pack-1-generally-available/ https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlrsteamblog/2016/11/16/whats-new-in-sql-server-2016-sp1-for-reporting-services/ Cumulative Update #3 for SQL Server 2016 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-3-for-sql-server-2016-rtm/ Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2012 SP3 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-6-for-sql-server-2012-sp3/ Cumulative Update #15 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-15-for-sql-server-2012-sp2/…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – October 2016

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2014 SP2 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-2-for-sql-server-2014-sp2/ We recommend ongoing, proactive installation of CUs as they become available. Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-9-for-sql-server-2014-sp1/ Latest 2016 Gartner Magic quadrant recognitions Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader — for the ninth year in a row —…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – March 2018

Recent Releases and Announcements Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through our Insiders program. Windows Server 2016 is the fastest adopted version of Windows Server, ever! In Windows Server…

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