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Latest Builds of SQL Server 2017

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2017

Find out the build number of each SQL Server 2017 build as it is released, discover where to download, and how to get details on new fixes and features.

Glenn Berry : Security Features in SQL Server 2017

Glenn Berry : Security Features in SQL Server 2017

Glenn Berry talks about a few of the security features in SQL Server 2017 and reminds us to always test and validate the performance impact.

Latest Builds of SentryOne Software

Latest Builds of SentryOne Software

Latest builds of the SentryOne platform and Plan Explorer, as well as updated blog posts, downloads, and change lists.

Itzik Ben-Gan : Closest Match, Part 1

Itzik Ben-Gan : Closest Match, Part 1

Itzik Ben-Gan starts a new multi-part series on solving a reader challenge involving joining between two tables based on closest match.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 3, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 updates.

SentryOne 2018: The Year in Review

SentryOne 2018: The Year in Review

Chief Strategy Officer Douglas McDowell reflects on the significant change the SentryOne team has experienced in 2018 and shares fun facts about our growth.

SentryOne Community Omnibus—December 6, 2018

SentryOne Community Omnibus—December 6, 2018

In his inaugural SentryOne Community Omnibus post, Kevin Kline shares the latest SentryOne webinars, resources, blogs, and press releases.

Slides & Demos from SQLintersection Fall 2018

Slides & Demos from SQLintersection Fall 2018

Aaron Bertrand shares his slides and demos from his sessions at SQLintersection in Las Vegas.

Getting Started in the SentryOne Support Community

Getting Started in the SentryOne Support Community

Did you know that SentryOne offers a robust support community? Find out how you can get the most out of your SentryOne Support Community experience and the new process for submitting support cases.

Latest Builds of Management Studio

Latest Builds of Management Studio

Find information about the builds of SQL Server Management Studio in the new release cycle approach; locate previous versions.

Paul White : Join Estimation using Histogram Coarse Alignment

Paul White : Join Estimation using Histogram Coarse Alignment

Paul White dives into histograms and explains how the optimizer uses coarse alignment for cardinality estimates.

SQL Server support for TLS 1.2 – Read This First!

SQL Server support for TLS 1.2 – Read This First!

UPDATE November 17th, 2018 – Microsoft has pulled several patches for older versions of SQL Server. If you need TLS 1.2 support and can't move to a formally supported version, your recourse is to contact Microsoft support.

GDPR for Managed Service Providers—A Lifestyle Change

GDPR for Managed Service Providers—A Lifestyle Change

The complexity of navigating the latest data privacy regulations represents an opportunity for your business, as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), to add value for your clients by advising them on best practices and implementing optimal solutions in the data systems you manage to ensure compliance.

Itzik Ben-Gan : Understanding log buffer flushes

Itzik Ben-Gan : Understanding log buffer flushes

Itzik Ben-Gan explains log buffer flushes and shows how to use them to help balance performance, transaction size, and durability.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2016

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2016

See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.