These two things stop me in my tracks whenever I try to install SQL Server on a new VM.
Monthly Archive: July 2015
Tip : Prepare for an Upgrade with the SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor
I suggest a different approach to providing more data about service packs and cumulative updates than messing with @@VERSION.
Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2. This update has 38 fixes, including the QFE security fix from MS15-058. If you've installed MS15-058 (either the QFE – 11.0.5613...
Well, it's that time again: Patch Tuesday. SQL Server hasn't had a security update since August, but today we're giving the hotfix download servers a run for their money. Both GDR and QFE fixes...
I look at the tempting All Features With Defaults installation choice for this T-SQL Tuesday.
Tip : Use Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1