SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 3, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 updates.
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.
I had the opportunity to speak at SQL Saturday Phoenix this last weekend. It was a beautiful day and I got to meet some people that I had only talked to virtually and catch up with people that I hadn't seen in awhile.
I was doing a session on statistics that I had done back in January. About a month ago, I purchased a Surface Pro and since I'd installed SQL Server 2012 on it, I thought I'd try using it for my session. The Surface worked well and everything was going great until I got to my demo…