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On this page we try to keep you up to date with the most recent news about SQL Server and the entire Microsoft Data Estate. We also post news about the SentryOne platform and the company in general. 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 @SentryOne.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2012

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 is now at its final build: Service Pack 4. See what you should know before deploying and find out what's been in each release over its lifetime.

Marketing Decoded: How to Get the Most from Your Search

SEO is more than just another acronym. Learn how some of the best practices of marketers can yield a better search result for your Google searches.

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.

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.