SQL Server latest Updates (Feb. 2015)

Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2014 RTM:

Cumulative Updates #6 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

You can download also the CU3 for SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 SP2, that fixes report rendering issues.

 

Stay Tuned! :)

Interview with Kris Wenzel on EssentialSQL.com

Interview with Kris Wenzel on EssentialSQL.com

EssentialSQL.com is a very useful resource for learning SQL Server.

As in the website homepage: “Now it is time to learn SQL in simple English.”
Kris would like to reach the following goals:
  • Get started in an easy to follow step-by-step manner.
  • Use reader’s time wisely (focusing on what is important to learn to get the most value from your time).
  • Answer the questions.
It’s an important contribute to the SQL Server community. Kris explains here why he’s started to write EssentialSQL.com.
I’ve found this interview very interesting. We’ve spoken about my favourite topics, like Source control on database and database unit testing. This is my job, everyday.
We’ve spoken also about worst practices I saw in my past experiences and then he asked me to give some suggestion to people who start to explore SQL Server.
Thus, if you have a couple of minutes, you can read my interview here.
Stay tuned! :)

Blame it on Connect

Originally posted on spaghettidba:

Connect-logo-NewSome weeks ago I blogged about the discouraging signals coming from Connect and my post started a discussion that didn’t go very far. Instead it died quite soon: somebody commented the post and ranted about his Connect experience. I’m blogging again about Connect, but I don’t want to start a personal war against Microsoft: today I want to look at what happened from a new perspective.

What I find disappointing is a different aspect of the reactions from the SQL Server community, which made me think that maybe it’s not only Connect’s fault.

My post was in the headlines of SQL Server Central and was also included in the weekly links that Brent Ozar sends out with the Brent Ozar Unlimited newsletter, so it got a lot of views that day. Looking at my wordpress stats, I see that thousands of people read my post (to be fair, I can only say…

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SQL Server latest Updates (Dec. 2014)

Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2014 RTM:

Cumulative Updates #5 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Additionally you can download the SQL Server 2014 Management Studio updated support for the latest Azure SQL Database Update V12 (preview) here.

Stay Tuned! :)

SQL Server latest Updates (Nov. 2014)

Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2012 SP1/SP2, and SQL Server 2014 RTM:

Cumulative Updates #3 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Updates #13 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

Cumulative Updates #4 for SQL Server 2014 RTM

Stay Tuned! :)