Microsoft released SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 today. Visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4052908/sql-server-2016-service-pack-2-release-information for all the details you need. There’s a looooong list of number of bugs fixed and enhancements made. Couple of DMVs and features from SQL 2017 were back ported as well.
Make sure you go all the way to the bottom of the page regarding GOTCHAS with uninstalling 2016 SP2 if needed. This is the section which I would like you guys to focus on if you are not on Enterprise Edition.
Yesterday, microsoft released Service Pack 2 for SQL Sever 2012. They made Slipstream Installation packages available as well to the customers 🙂
And hey, you know what….CU1 for SQL Server 2012 SP2 is scheduled to release in July 2014. It’s time to upgrade all your SQL Server 2012 Instances to SP2!
SP2 can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43340
For the list of bugs which are fixed in this Sevice pack, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2958429
Couple of very critical bugs which got fixed: ( they are critical to me, YMMV)
SQL Server crashes when LDF file for Tempdb is full.
Rollback causes SQL Server Database to go to Suspect mode.
No error message when Log backup fails in SQL Server 2012.
Hurray…! At laaaaaast Microsoft officially announced today that they are planning to ship one last Service pack for both SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2. Timing of the release will be little odd though. They will be available to public after July 8th 2014(After Mainstream support ends). This is defenitely a good news (In fact great news) for companies which don’t let DBA’s to Install CU’s and just rely on Service Packs.
If you are curious, SQL Server 2008 SP3 was released back in 2011 October and 2008R2 SP2 was released in July 2012. Since then microsoft is releasing Cumulative updates.
Get ready for SQL Server 2008 SP4 and SQL Server 2008R2 SP3 folks 🙂
See this blog post from SQL Server Team for more information.
Microsoft released CU5 for SQL Server 2012 SP1 and CU12 for SQL Server 2008 SP3 yesterday.
You should be running on 2012 SP1 to be able to Install CU5 and on 2008SP3 to install CU12 respectively.
Get 2012 SP1 CU5 here and 2008 SP3 CU12 here.