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Community Team

On this page we try to keep you up to date with the most recent versions, builds and patches of SQL Server, as well as important updates to the SentryOne platform. If you have any suggestions for content you'd like to see here, please e-mail us at community@sentryone.com or ping us on twitter at @SQLSentry.
Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 2, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016 updates.

Latest Builds of SQL Server v.Next

Latest Builds of SQL Server v.Next

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

Latest Builds of Management Studio

Latest Builds of Management Studio

February 13th, 2017: Find information about the builds of SQL Server Management Studio and SSDT in their new release cycle approach, and locate the latest build of SSMS for previous versions.

Latest Builds of SentryOne Software

Latest Builds of SentryOne Software

Updated January 19th, 2017 : Latest builds of the SentryOne platform and Plan Explorer, as well as updated blog posts, downloads, and change lists.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2016

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2016

Updated January 18th, 2017 : See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2012

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2012

Updated January 18th, 2017 : SQL Server 2012 is now at Service Pack 3. Read this post to see what you should know before deploying.

Pre-Release Builds of SQL Server 2016

We've separated out the now-static info about pre-release SQL Server 2016 builds into its own post, primarily to make maintenance easier and the RTM page lighter.

Hotfixes for SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2

The SQL Server Release Services team has released out-of-band hotfixes for SQL Server 2008 SP4 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3.

Share What You Like Most About Plan Explorer and WIN!

UPDATE October 23, 2014 : We've selected a winner for our most recent SQL Sentry Plan Explorer PRO giveaway ($295 value).

Show Your Love For Plan Explorer and Win!

UPDATE September 25, 2014 : This contest for SQL Sentry Plan Explorer PRO (a $295 value) and a $50 Amazon gift card is now over – check out who won!

Critical Fixes for 2012 & 2014 Online Index Rebuilds

Over on SQLPerformance.com, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) warns about a parallelism bug in SQL Server 2012 and 2014 that could lead to data loss following online index rebuilds, and offers guidance on what to do depending on your current edition and build level.