Yearly Archive: 2012

December 2012 Cumulative Updates are available for SQL Server 2008 R2

December 2012 Cumulative Updates are available for SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for SQL Server.  SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update # 10 KB Article:  KB #2783135 16 fixes are listed at the time of publication Build number...

Cumulative Update #5 is available for SQL Server 2012 RTM

Cumulative Update #5 is available for SQL Server 2012 RTM

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2012 RTM. Note this is *not* a cumulative update for Service Pack 1. So if your build # is >= 11.0.3000, you should not be...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #1 is available!

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #1 is available!

Waited to deploy SQL Server 2012 until Service Pack 1 was released? Then held off because Service Pack 1 did not include important updates from Cumulative Update #3 and Cumulative Update #4? You're running...

Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2008 SP3 is available

Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2008 SP3 is available

Today Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for SQL Server 2008 SP3. KB article: KB #2771833 There are 9 fixes listed at the time of writing The build number is 10.00.5828.00 Relevant for...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is available – this time for sure!

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is available – this time for sure!

Last week I mentioned in passing that Service Pack 1 is now available, while I was blogging from the PASS Summit keynote. I wanted to put up an official post instead of having it...

T-SQL Tuesday : Reflections on the PASS Summit and our community

T-SQL Tuesday : Reflections on the PASS Summit and our community

Last week I attended the PASS Summit in Seattle. I blogged from both keynotes (Keynote #1 and Keynote #2), as well as the WIT Luncheon – which SQL Sentry sponsored. I had a fantastic...

Blogging from the PASS Summit : WIT Luncheon

Blogging from the PASS Summit : WIT Luncheon

SQL Sentry is very proud to sponsor the 10th annual Women in Technology Luncheon at the PASS Summit. Probably 700 people in here – pretty crowded house. This luncheon is growing year over year...

Blogging from the PASS Summit : Nov. 8th keynote

Blogging from the PASS Summit : Nov. 8th keynote

Douglas McDowell talks about day 1, the video montage featuring folks here from all over the world, and the fiscal year. The important point I took from this is that PASS is a not-for-profit...

Blogging from the PASS Summit : Nov. 7th keynote

Blogging from the PASS Summit : Nov. 7th keynote

Bill Graziano takes the stage at 8:15. He talks about how 3,894 attendees (and 5,611 total registrants) represent 57 countries at the 14th summit. There are over 127,000 members worldwide. Note that you can...

PASS Summit '12, Day One

PASS Summit '12, Day One

I had an incredibly interesting experience getting to Seattle this week. I flew out of Providence through Philadelphia. Apparently there was some smoke in one of the towers at PHL, so our flight was...

SQL Saturday #146 : Nashua, NH

SQL Saturday #146 : Nashua, NH

Today was SQL Saturday #146, put on by Mike Walsh, Jack Corbett, and a host of other volunteers and organizers. Scott and I missed the speaker dinner last night, but we headed up from...

October 2012 Cumulative Updates are available – SQL Server 2008 R2 & SQL Server 2012

October 2012 Cumulative Updates are available – SQL Server 2008 R2 & SQL Server 2012

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for SQL Server; they announced them on their blog several hours ago.  SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update # 4 KB Article: KB #2758687 25 fixes are listed at the...

MS12-070 : Security Updates for all supported versions of SQL Server

MS12-070 : Security Updates for all supported versions of SQL Server

This week there was a security release for all supported versions of SQL Server. Each version has 32-bit and 64-bit patches, and each version has GDR (General Distribution Release) and QFE (Quick-Fix Engineering) patches....

Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is available

Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 is available

Today Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for SQL Server 2008.  Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Knowledge Base Article: KB #2738350 At the time of writing, there are...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP4 is available

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP4 is available

This morning the SQL Server team announced the release of Service Pack 1 CTP4 for SQL Server 2012. Back in July I talked about CTP3 and how the release contained BI features only; no...

SQL Saturday #156 : Providence, RI

SQL Saturday #156 : Providence, RI

Well, East Greenwich, RI. Another successful event, this one put on by John Miner, Brandon Leach, Steve Simon, Scott Abrants and a host of other folks. Several #SQLFamily friends in attendance as well: Grant...

SQLSaturday #162 : Cambridge, England

SQLSaturday #162 : Cambridge, England

Yesterday I presented at SQL Saturday #162. My slide deck and samples are here:     Slide Deck & Samples: Bertrand – T-SQL Bad Habits & Best Practices I also wanted to answer a...

SqlLocalDb vs. Cumulative Updates

SqlLocalDb vs. Cumulative Updates

Last week I announced that SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #3 was released. A question came up about SqlLocalDb and I will try to address the current state of patching SqlLocalDb. Please keep in...

SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #3 is available!

SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update #3 is available!

Today the SQL Server Release Services Team has released the third Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2012. The KB article is at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723749. The build number is: 11.0.2332.0. There are 35 fixes publicly documented at the...

SQL Server 2008 R2 Cumulative Updates are available

SQL Server 2008 R2 Cumulative Updates are available

Microsoft has released cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 R2. SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update #8 KB article is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723743 Build number is 10.50.2822.0 There are 20 fixes published as of 2012-08-31...

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #1 is available

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #1 is available

Microsoft has released a cumulative update for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, which was only released last week. KB article is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720425  Build number is 10.50.4260.0 There are 35 fixes published as of 2012-08-01...