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  • re: SSMS 17.3 is available for download

    Scott, I don't know about the initial install but I have been using the upgrade path and 17.2 and 17.3 did not require a restart for me. Andy
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on October 12, 2017
  • SSMS 17.3 is available for download

    &#160; The latest version of SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio 17.3) is now available to download. There are a bunch of new features in addition to the usual bug fixes but some of the more popular ones are a new wizard to import flat files, increased SMO &amp; PowerShell support along with additions to the Query Store UI.&#160; The full list is ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on October 10, 2017
  • New Servicing Model for SQL Server

    &#160; Microsoft just announced a new serving model for SQL Server starting with SQL 2017. The link below goes into much more detail so I wont duplicate that here. However in a nutshell this means that there will be no more service packs, only CUs (Cumulative Updates) and GDRs (General Distribution Release).&#160; A GDR contains only security ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on September 29, 2017
  • Latest CU’s for SQL Server 2016

    &#160; There are a couple of new CUs for SQL Server 2016 that you should be aware of as it looks like there are a number of nasty looking bugs fixed. There is CU5 for 2016 SP1 and CU8 for 2016 RTM. &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU5 &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; SQL Server 2016 RTM CU8 Happy ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on September 18, 2017
  • Speaking at SQL Saturday in Spartanburg

    &#160; I havent been to this area of South Carolina in many years but I always enjoyed my visits so I am looking forward to this trip as well. Although I have to admit I am not looking forward to the 6 hour drive each way : ).&#160; There are a lot of good sessions so it is well worth the trip for anyone in the area to come on the 23rd and take ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on September 11, 2017
  • SSMS 17.2 is now available

    &#160; The newest version of SQL Server Management Studio is now available for download. Lots of new features and fixes. The details and download links can be found here. Happy managing, Andy Kelly
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on August 7, 2017
  • SQL Updates Newsletter – July 2017

    &#160; &#160; SQL Updates Newsletter July 2017 It has been a few months since my last post on these but here is the latest update about the monthly newsletter that a good friend of mine (Fany Carolina Vargas) from Microsoft puts together each month. This shows a whole host of goodies related to SQL Server which include but are not limited to ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on August 6, 2017
  • Free E-Books From Microsoft Again

    &nbsp; The Director of Sales Excellence at Microsoft is once again giving away free E-Book downloads.&nbsp; Apparently millions of them in fact on all sorts of topics and products.&nbsp; Well not millions of different E-Books but millions of them were downloaded last year and I suspect this year will be even more. In any case it is a great ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on July 11, 2017
  • Getting Excited about my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con

    &#160; I was working on the demos for my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con at this years IT / Dev Connections in San Francisco and I have to admit I got a little giddy.&#160; The session is geared towards helping a DBA get started in monitoring their SQL Server Instances, especially when they dont have the ability to buy a 3rd party ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on July 2, 2017
  • Finding When Someone Last Ran a DBCC

    &#160; The other day someone on Twitter asked how to find out when or who last ran a DBCC FREEPROCCACHE command on their SQL Server instance. Since this is not an unusual request I figured I would post a few examples of how to find DBCC commands or even many similar commands or events. If you had a regular or Extended Event trace going you could ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on June 28, 2017
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