Yearly Archive: 2013

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #11 is available!

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #11 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #11 for SQL Server 2012 RTM. KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908007 Build # is 11.0.2424 This build has 15 fixes NOTE: This is THE LAST CU for the RTM branch....

December 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

December 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #10 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. KB Article: KB #2908087 15 fixes listed at time of publication Build number is 10.50.4297 Relevant for @@VERSION 10.50.4000 through...

November 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

November 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Cumulative Update #14 Build # 10.00.5848 KB Article: KB #2893410 6 fixes Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5847 NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx)...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #7 is available!

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #7 is available!

The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update #7. KB Article: KB #2894115 Build # is 11.0.3393 Currently there are 47 fixes (plus three undisclosed issues resolved); the most interesting...

October 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 R2

October 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. KB Article: KB #2887606 17 fixes listed at time of publication Build number is 10.50.4295 Relevant for @@VERSION 10.50.4000 through...

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #10 is available!

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #10 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #10 for SQL Server 2012 RTM. KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2891666 Build # is 11.0.2420 This build has 4 fixes For most customers, this cumulative update hardly justifies the download,...

Live from the #summit13 keynote : 2013-10-17

Live from the #summit13 keynote : 2013-10-17

Douglas McDowell (EVP Finance) takes the stage (no kilt), and talks numbers. PASS has an impressive $1MM in reserves as a "rainy day" fund. Last fiscal year they spent $7.6MM on community; 30% of...

Live from the #summit13 keynote : 2013-10-16

Live from the #summit13 keynote : 2013-10-16

Early morning start here in Charlotte. I'm going to try and keep this post updated as I have new information from the keynote to share, so refresh often! 8:24 AM Bill Graziano takes the...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #6 is available!

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #6 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #6 for Service Pack 1.  KB article: KB #2874879 Build # is 11.0.3381 This build has 23 fixes by my count. The most interesting (to me) are:...

September 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

September 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Cumulative Update #13 Build # 10.00.5846 KB Article: KB #2880350 2 fixes Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5845 NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx)...

Join us in Las Vegas for SQLintersection and save $100

Join us in Las Vegas for SQLintersection and save $100

The SQLintersection conference is taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the week of Hallowe'en (October 27th – 31st). While much of the hubbub this time of year surrounds the PASS Global...

August 2013 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 R2

August 2013 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 R2

UPDATE 2013-08-23: 2008 R2 SP2 CU #8 is now available; details below. UPDATE 2013-08-14: I had originally posted about SP1 CU #14, and was sure SP2 CU #8 was coming in shortly behind it,...

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #9 is available!

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #9 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #9 for SQL Server 2012 RTM. KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2867319 Build # is 11.0.2419 This build has 7 fixes, including an interesting one involving LIKE Relevant for builds 11.0.2100...

July 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

July 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Cumulative Update #12 Build # 10.00.5844 KB Article: KB #2863205 6 fixes Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5843 NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx)...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #5 is available!

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #5 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #5 for Service Pack 1.  KB article: KB #2861107 Build # is 11.0.3373 This build has 30 fixes by my count. Relevant for builds 11.0.3000 -> 11.0.3372....

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #8 is available!

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update #8 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #8 for SQL Server 2012 RTM. KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2844205 Build # is 11.0.2410 This build has 6 fixes Relevant for builds 11.0.2100 -> 11.0.2409. Do not attempt to...

June 2013 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 R2

June 2013 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 R2

Well, surely at least partly in response to the CU6 mess I reported earlier today, and partly because they were due, Microsoft has released new cumulative updates that contain – among other things –...

Attention users running SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2!

Attention users running SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2!

In April and May, Microsoft released cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (I blogged about them here and here). They are: CU #11 for 2008 SP3 (10.00.5840) (KB #2834048) CU #12 for...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #4 is available!

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #4 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #4 for Service Pack 1.  KB article: KB #2833645 Build # is 11.0.3368 This build has 39 fixes by my count. For more information about this cumulative...

May 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

May 2013 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Cumulative Update #11 Build # 10.00.5840 KB Article: KB #2834048 6 fixes Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5839 NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx)...

SQLBits XI : Bad Habits & Best Practices in T-SQL

SQLBits XI : Bad Habits & Best Practices in T-SQL

Yesterday I gave my session to the fine folks in Nottingham, UK. Below is a zip file containing the deck and samples: Bertrand_BitsXI_BadHabits.zip