SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 3, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 updates.
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.
See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.
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.
Microsoft announced the first release candidate (a.k.a. RC1) for SQL Server 2017 on Monday, July 17th. Release candidates are not a final and finished product, but they are feature complete. No new features are expected after Microsoft moves into the RC phase, only adding polish (for example, brushing up the documentation and UI) and performance […]
Not only has the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team added more and stronger leadership, outstanding individual engineers and staff members, but it is also radically moving its entire development process into a "cloud-first" ethos. Now, I'd like to show one of the most salient results of this new development process-accelerated product releases. It was only […]
Back when I managed my employer's enterprise architecture, prior to the days of virtualization and cloud computing, one of my most difficult projects was to build out a sandbox environment for a major proof of concept (POC). Locally hosted servers and all of the required licenses were expensive and scarce. If you're still struggling with […]
Many thought it was an early April Fool's Day prank, but it was no joke: On March 7, 2016, Microsoft announced the beta release of SQL Server on Linux with the intention of shipping a full release of the product by 2017. Oh, and SentryOne already supports SQL Server on Linux! READ MORE… Originally Posted […]
Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) talks about new arguments to SERVERPROPERTY() that make @@VERSION even more obsolete (and changes that make @@VERSION problematic).
There is a fix to address a remote code execution vulnerability for all supported SQL Server versions. @AaronBertrand shows which build you should install.
Updated April 17, 2015 : SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 has been released, but was quickly pulled. This post explains why and shows how to fix any affected instances.