The final Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released the final Cumulative Update (#17) for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3. Build # 10.00.5861 KB Article: KB #2958696 9 public fixes Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5860 NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx) Once more, this is the last cumulative update for SQL Server 2008. […]

Yes, you can install SQL Server 2014 Books Online locally

Update 2014-08-01: Below I mention that the T-SQL and XQuery references were not available locally with the initial release; they have now been provided (see this post for more details). I've seen people complain that SQL Server 2014 did not ship with documentation you could install locally. While true, it is […]

SQL Server 2014 Cumulative Update #1 is Available

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2014. KB Article: KB #2931693 114 fixes listed at time of publication (121 total) Build number is 12.0.2342 Relevant for @@VERSION 12.0.2000 through 12.0.2341 UPDATE 2014-05-05 The download links for the Cumulative Update packages have been restored over the weekend. UPDATE […]

April 2014 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. KB Article: KB #2938478 13 fixes listed at time of publication Build number is 10.50.4305 Relevant for @@VERSION 10.50.4000 through 10.50.4304 My usual disclaimer: these updates are NOT for SQL Server 2008 (or SQL Server 2012). […]

SQL Saturday #262 : Boston

Today I gave my T-SQL : Bad Habits & Best Practices session at SQL Saturday #262 at Microsoft in Cambridge. Fun event with a lot of friendly faces. A few mishaps along the way: had to wake up at 5:00 AM to take the only sensible commuter rail option to […]

March 2014 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Cumulative Update #16 Build # 10.00.5852 KB Article: KB #2936421 2 public fixes Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5851 NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx) The small number of fixes (and zero fixes for the engine) should be very telling: […]

February 2014 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #11 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. KB Article: KB #2926028 12 fixes listed at time of publication Build number is 10.50.4302 Relevant for @@VERSION 10.50.4000 through 10.50.4301 My usual disclaimer: these updates are NOT for SQL Server 2008 (or SQL Server 2012). […]

January 2014 Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Cumulative Update #15 Build # 10.00.5850 KB Article: KB #2923520 3 public fixes (4 total) Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5849 NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx) The small number of fixes (and zero fixes for the engine) should be […]

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. This should still tell you two things: (1) SP2 is very likely on its way soon, […]