T-SQL Tuesday #99 : Random Collections

I'm hosting this month's T-SQL Tuesday, and I gave you a choice: tell us something you're passionate about outside of the tech realm, or talk about your favorite (or least favorite) T-SQL bad habit / best practice. I hope that most people choose the former, but I will be happy […]

T-SQL Tuesday #99 : Dealer's Choice

I am honored to be hosting the 99th installment of T-SQL Tuesday. Can you believe this monthly blog party has been going on, month in and month out, since 2009? This is a great way for a bunch of us to get together, every four weeks or so, and blog […]

Same old content, brand new home

I started blogging at SQLBlog.com in December of 2006. This past year, after a long and successful run, Adam Machanic – a founder of SQLBlog.com and the brain behind T-SQL Tuesday – reached out to me and suggested I migrate my content to a new home. It took me a […]

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 is available!

SQL Server has released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3. You can download here and see so me other details here. Build number is 11.0.6020.0 37 fixes (see the full list in KB #3072779) SP3 includes everything from the most recent Cumulative Update for the SP2 branch (SP2 CU9)

SQL Server 2014 RTM Cumulative Update #9 is available!

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2014. See this blog post for more information. KB Article: KB #3075949 30 fixes listed publicly at time of publication (31 total) Build number is 12.0.2553  Relevant for @@VERSION 12.0.2000 through 12.0.2552  Note: This cumulative update is only for RTM – […]

SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #2 is available!

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1. See this blog post for more information. KB Article: KB #3075950 46 fixes listed publicly at time of publication (51 total) Build number is 12.0.4422  Relevant for @@VERSION 12.0.4050 through 12.0.4421  Note: This cumulative update is only […]

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #7

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 – or the GDR – 11.0.5343), you can still install this cumulative update. If you haven't […]

Vulnerability Affecting All Supported Versions of SQL Server

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 were released in Security Bulletin MS15-058, to address a vulnerability in remote code execution (for details […]

SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #1 is available!

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1. See this blog post for more information. KB Article: KB #3067839 121 fixes listed publicly at time of publication (141 total) Build number is 12.0.4416  Relevant for @@VERSION 12.0.4050 through 12.0.4415  Note: This cumulative update is only […]

SQL Server 2014 RTM Cumulative Update #8 is available!

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2014. See this blog post for more information. KB Article: KB #3067836 38 fixes listed publicly at time of publication (40 total) Build number is 12.0.2546  Relevant for @@VERSION 12.0.2000 through 12.0.2545  Note: This cumulative update is only for RTM – […]