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 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 […]

March 2015 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has released Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2. Note that RTM is no longer supported and you should be moving to the SP2 branch soon. SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #15 KB #3038001 Build #11.0.3487 1 fix (1 public) […]

November 2014 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has released Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2. Note that RTM is no longer supported and you should be moving to the SP2 branch soon. SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #13 KB #3002044 Build #11.0.3482 13 fixes (10 public) […]

September 2014 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012

The SQL Server team has released two cumulative updates for SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #2 KB Article: KB #2983175 Build # is 11.0.5548 Currently there are 50 public fixes listed (52 total)  Relevant for builds 11.0.5058 -> 11.0.5547. Do not attempt to install […]

Security Updates Available for SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014

If you are running 2008 SP3, 2008 R2 SP2, 2012 SP1 (SP2 is not affected, RTM is no longer supported), or 2014, you'll want to check out Security Bulletin MS14-044 for details on a denial of service / privilege escalation issue that has been patched: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS14-044 For SQL Server 2012 […]

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #11 is available!

The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update #11. This cumulative update includes a fix for the online index rebuild corruption issue I discussed recently on SQLPerformance.com. KB Article: KB #2975396 Build # is 11.0.3449 Currently there are 32 public fixes listed (32 total)  Relevant for […]

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 is available – but there's a catch!

Service Pack 2 is available: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43340 The build number is 11.0.5058, and this includes fixes up to and including SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU #9. (The complete list of fixes is exhaustive, including all fixes from SP1 CU #1 -> #9, but the post-CU #9 fixes are listed here: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2958429 […]