SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 11

On February 18, 2013, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 11, which is Build 10.50.2869. There are only four fixes in the public fix list for this cumulative update. This cumulative update is only for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. If you have a different version and/or service […]

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 5

On February 18, 2013, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 5, which is Build 10.50.4276. There are 21 fixes in the public fix list for this cumulative update, which is a pretty decent amount of fixes. This cumulative update is only for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. If […]

SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 6

On February 18, 2013 Microsoft released SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 6, which is Build 11.0.2401. This CU has 22 fixes listed in the public fix list, which is quite a bit fewer hotfixes than in the first five cumulative updates for the RTM branch of SQL Server 2012. I take this as a […]

Building a Larger Capacity SQL Server 2012 Workstation

I have received quite a bit of positive feedback about my recent post, Building a Workstation for SQL Server 2012 Development and Testing, so I thought I would write a similar post that goes into some detail about how to select components to build a larger capacity workstation or test server. This is only needed […]

Intel Flash Storage Products for SQL Server

Intel has recently introduced a couple of flash-based storage products that are aimed at the Enterprise and server market. These are both quite price competitive with some of the other storage products in the marketplace. The first is the Intel 910 series that was released back in May of 2012. It is a PCI-E device […]

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2

On January 21, 2013, Microsoft released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2, which is Build 11.0.3339. This Cumulative Update has 50 hotfixes by my count, and two new features (which is quite unusual for a SQL Server Cumulative Update). This CU gets the SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 branch to parity […]