Category: SQL Server Builds

Find out the build number of each SQL Server 2017 build as it is released, discover where to download, and how to get details on new fixes and features.
See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.
See the builds, release dates, and database versions of SQL Server 2019.
SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 3, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 updates.
SQL Server 2012 is now at its final build: Service Pack 4. See what you should know before deploying and find out what's been in each release over its lifetime.
Announcing SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate.
August 9, 2017 | Kevin Kline | SQL Server, SQL Server Builds 0
They Did it Again- The Release of SQL Server 2017
Proof of Concepts: Making Hard Things Easy with Azure
We've separated out the now-static info about pre-release SQL Server 2016 builds into its own post, primarily to make maintenance easier and...
Aaron Bertrand shares a few of the queries he uses to quickly hone in on changes that have been implemented between SQL Server CTPs.
Aaron Bertrand talks about new arguments to SERVERPROPERTY() that make @@VERSION even more obsolete (and changes that make @@VERSION problematic).
Aaron Bertrand suggests a different approach to providing more data about service packs and cumulative updates than messing with @@VERSION.
There is a fix to address a remote code execution vulnerability for all supported SQL Server versions. @AaronBertrand shows which build you should install.
July 20, 2015 | Aaron Bertrand | Security, SQL Server Builds 14
Aaron Bertrand shows a workaround for an obscure error you might receive while patching SQL Server: "No room is available to display rows."
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