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Stay Ahead of the Game with SQL Server 2014 SP3 CU4: The Latest Cumulative Update for Improved Performance and Security


SQL Server 2014 has now transitioned into extended support, which means it’s more important than ever to keep your system up to date with the latest patches and bug fixes. Thankfully, Microsoft has released a new cumulative update that includes several important fixes for SQL Server 2014.

The new cumulative update, SP3 CU4, addresses several issues that users have reported, including SQL jobs failing due to blocking in SSISDB, Extended Events causing the SQL Server to stop unexpectedly, filtered index corruption, and incorrect query results on columnstore indexes. These are just a few of the issues that have been addressed in this update, so be sure to check out the full list of fixes in the KB article.

One of the more interesting issues that has been addressed is related to Australia moving. Yes, you read that correctly. Australia has been moving, and this has caused problems for SQL Server 2014 users who are using the Tz database. Thankfully, this issue has been fixed in SP3 CU4, so if you’re based in Australia or have systems that rely on the Tz database, it’s important to install this update.

As with all cumulative updates, it’s essential to install them as soon as possible to ensure your system is running smoothly and efficiently. Failure to install updates can result in security vulnerabilities, performance issues, and other problems.

For more information on SP3 CU4 and to download the update, visit Microsoft’s site here: Be sure to keep your SQL Server 2014 system up to date with the latest patches and updates to ensure your data is secure and your system is running at its best.