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  • SSMS 17.3 is available for download

      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 & PowerShell support along with additions to the Query Store UI.  The full list is ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on October 10, 2017
  • New Servicing Model for SQL Server

      Microsoft just announced a new serving model for SQL Server starting with SQL 2017. The link below goes into much more detail so I won’t duplicate that here. However in a nutshell this means that there will be no more service packs, only CU’s (Cumulative Updates) and GDR’s (General Distribution Release).  A GDR contains only security ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on September 29, 2017
  • Latest CU’s for SQL Server 2016

      There are a couple of new CU’s 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.         SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU5         SQL Server 2016 RTM CU8 Happy ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on September 18, 2017
  • SSMS 17.2 is now available

      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

        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
  • Getting Excited about my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con

      I was working on the demo’s 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.  The session is geared towards helping a DBA get started in monitoring their SQL Server Instances, especially when they don’t 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

      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
  • SQL Updates Newsletter–May 2017

      I missed posting the last few months of 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 the following: Recent Releases and ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on June 1, 2017
  • New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2014

      Microsoft announced two new CU’s for SQL Server 2014 yesterday. Below are the links to the KB’s and some quick facts for each CU. Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #12 Quick Facts 12 Issues Resolved ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on April 18, 2017
  • Latest SQL Server 2014 CU Updates

      Microsoft released a few more Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2014 as listed below. There are a number of interesting fixes so I highly recommend if you have SQL Server 2014 to take a look at the list of hotfixes included in each update. SQL 2014 SP1 CU11 SQL 2014 SP2 CU4 Happy patching, Andy
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on February 22, 2017
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