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Like any digital tool or platform, the Microsoft SQL Server is constantly evolving to provide a better user experience. Don’t get left behind and fail to maximise the investment in your Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure. Read the latest DBA updates, scripts and tips here.

Announcing SQL 2017 CU17, 2016 SP2 CU10

OK, let’s get the awkwardness out of the way first: SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU10 is actually a fixed version...

SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU9

Update 2019/10/02 – there is some confusion about the final build number. The KB article currently says 13.0.5470, the download...

SQL Server 2016 SP2 Cumulative Update 8

I KNOW, you thought the urgent security update earlier this month was the only patch you’d have to do for...

Announcing a Tall Refreshing SQL Server 2014 Cumulative Update

When you’re parched in the Desert of Extended Support, there’s nothing like a crisp, clean glass of Cumulative Update. That’s...

Announcing SQL Server 2017 CU15, SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU7

This week, Microsoft released two pretty big updates. SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU7 has a ton of fixes including: Filtered...

Security Update for SQL Server 2017 Analysis Services

If you’re running Analysis Services, Microsoft would like a word with you: There is a potential leak of restricted data...

New Updates: SQL Server 2014 SP3 CU3, SP2 CU17

SQL Server 2014 has gotten pretty doggone stable. For evidence, I give you the entire list of fixes in Service...

Announcing SQL Server 2017 Cumulative Update 14

What comes after a baker’s dozen of cumulative updates? CU14, that’s what, and it includes a really long list of...

Announcing SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU6: The Update You’ll Remember Forever

I’ll always remember where I was on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6:55PM. I was sitting in the Seattle airport,...

Announcing SQL Server 2014 SP3 CU2 and SP2 CU16

I’m gonna be honest, dear reader: there isn’t a lot of meat on these bones (and that’s a great thing,...

Announcing SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU5, SP1 CU13

Microsoft went on holiday vacation, and they came back with a vengeance. There are one heck of a lot of...

Why is the SQL Server So Slow?

It’s the perennial question: Why is my SQL server so slow? What was once a finely tuned system has become...

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