SQL Server 2014 SP1 Cumulative Update 2

On August 17, 2015, Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 SP1 Cumulative Update 2, which is Build 12.0.4422. This CU has 44 hotfixes in the public fix list, which is a relatively high number. This shows that Microsoft has been busy fixing important SQL Server issues, and it also underscores the importance of paying attention to […]

New Benchmark Feature in CPU-Z 1.73

Franck Delattre has released CPU-Z 1.73, which adds more Windows 10 support, an L4 cache frequency display (useful for some Intel Broadwell processors), and a CPU Benchmark tab, that lets you run a very quick single-threaded CPU benchmark and a multi-threaded CPU benchmark. This benchmark test takes about 14-15 seconds on my workstation. There is […]

SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for August 2015

This month, I have added a new query for SQL Server 2016, that checks your QueryStore options. The SQL Server 2016 version will continue to be improved with more SQL Server 2016-specific queries and new columns in existing queries over the next few months. I am also continuing to add more relevant comments and links […]