Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Hello SQL friends, The 1st cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 RTM is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. To learn more about the release and get the CU, please visit: CU#1 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2931693 Cheers, Heinz


SQL Server 2014 is now generally available

SQL Server 2014 is now generally available.   SQL Server 2014 enables customers to build mission-critical applications and Big Data solutions using high-performance, in-memory technology across OLTP, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics workloads. SQL Server 2014 uses a common set of tools to deploy and manage databases both on-premises and in the cloud, which…


SQL Server 2014 CTP2 available for download

Dear SQL Friends, SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is now available for download. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205290.aspx Note: As you already know, SQL Server 2014 CTP2 should NOT be installed and used in production Environments. So, let me write about some new cool features and functions in SQL Server 2014.   SQL Server 2014 helps organizations by delivering: Mission Critical…


SQL Server 2012 with SP1 Slipstream ISO images do not install SP1

Hello SQL friends, With a slipstream Image you can install SQL Server 2012 SP1 directly without the need to install SQL Server 2012 SP1 separately after installation of SQL Serer 2012. Unfortunately, by using the ISO images that were previously posted on MSDN and TechNet, SQL Server 2012 SP1 does not install successfully after you…


SQL Server 2012 SP1

Hello all,   SQL Server 2012 SP1 is available for download.   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35575   Cheers,Heinz      


New cumulative updatepackages for SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2008R2

Hello all, Since October 15 and 18, 2012 there are new cumulative update packages for SQL 2012 and SQL 2008R2.   Description File Version Build Date updated 2758687 Cumulative update package 4 (CU4) for SQL Server 2012 2011.110.2383.0 11.00.2383 October 18, 2012 2754552 Cumulative update package 3 (CU3) for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack…


New Author @ SwissSQL

Hello SQL folks! Roger Breu and René Balzano moves to another roles so I am also a new Author for the SwissSQL Blog. Let me introduce myself to you,My Name is Karl-Heinz Suetterlin but everyone call me Heinz because it is shorter. I am a SQL Server Technology Specialist for Microsoft Switzerland. I am the…


SQL Server 2012: all the announcements from SQL PASS Summit 2011

SQL PASS Summit 2011 is past From what I’ve heard from my colleagues and friends, the SQL PASS Summit this year in Seattle was one of the greatest conferences on SQL Server, ever. Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to attend in person, but I followed all the public streamings of the keynotes. I definitely…