SQL Server Latest Updates (Jul. 2017)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2012, 2014 and 2016:

Cumulative Update #10 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3

Cumulative Update #13 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Stay Tuned! 🙂

SQL Server Latest Updates (Jan. 2017)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2012 and 2016:

Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Cumulative Update #16 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

and then, SQL Server vNext Management Pack!

Stay Tuned! 🙂

SQL Server Latest Updates (Nov./Dec. 2016)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2012, 2014 and 2016:

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Cumulative Update #15 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update #3 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Cumulative Update #10 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative Update #3 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

and then, SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1!

Stay Tuned! 🙂

SQL Server Latest Updates (Sep. 2016)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2012 and 2016:

Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Cumulative Update #14 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

 

SQL Server Management Studio 16.4.1 is available here.

SQL Server Latest Updates (Jul. 2016)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2012, 2014 and 2016:

Cumulative Update #13 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 is available here!

The SQL Server Management Studio July release here.

Starting from the 13 of July, you can use the Basic Installer for SQL Server 2016 Express, Developer and Evaluation Editions. As Microsoft says “With three clicks, you can get a default installation of these editions and have SQL Server installed in a manner of minutes.

The following pictures show what you are going to see while installing those SQL Server editions through the Basic Installer:

Stay Tuned! 🙂

Automatically link databases to Red Gate SQL Source Control

Automatically link databases to Red Gate SQL Source Control

For the ones that have many databases to keep under source control, it can be really useful to speed up the link-to-source-control process. The only way we have now is to use the GUI provided by Red Gate SQL Source Control. Actually, there’s a github project called SOCAutoLinkDatabases by Matthew Flat, a Red Gate engineer, but, unfortunately it works only on a shared database model (centralised) in TFS. Let’s see how to manage the link using Working Folder (which is also good for many SCM) and dedicated database model (distributed).

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SQL Server Latest Updates (May. 2016)

Directly from the SQL Server Release Service blog, here the latest updates for SQL Server 2014 SP1 and SQL Server 2012 SP2 e SP3:

Refreshed Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 (previously deprecated CU here)

Cumulative Update #3 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

SQL Server 2005 is end of life. The SQL Server 2005 upgrade options are here.

Stay Tuned! 🙂