Windows Server Servicing Model Changes

Microsoft has announced some changes to the release schedule and servicing model for Windows Server. The new Semi-Annual Channel is a twice-per-year feature update release with an 18 month servicing timeline (meaning that Mainstream support ends 18 months after that Semi-Annual Channel release becomes available). The current release in this channel is Windows Server, version […]

The Accidental DBA (Day 4 of 30): SQL Server Installation and Configuration Best Practices

This month the SQLskills team is presenting a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our¬†Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present¬†several times each year. You can find all the other posts in […]

Windows Update vs. Microsoft Update

If you are running any recent version of Windows (including Windows RT), you have Windows Update available as part of the operating system. If you so choose, you can also install Microsoft Update, which is a superset of Windows Update that will allow you to get updates for Microsoft Office, Windows Live, the .NET Framework, […]