Microsoft just revealed information about the latest Cumulative Update package s (CU2) for SQL Server 2019, and it seems to bring plenty of fixes and improvements into the picture.
What is included in this latest Cumulative Update?
This Cumulative Update deals mostly with fixes and issues and brings no major new features. These fixes address the following SQL Server components:
- SQL Engine
- Data Quality Services
- Setup & Install
- Analysis Services
- SQL performance
- In-Memory OLTP
- SQL Security and more…
These fixes address both the Windows and the Linux versions of SQL Server. While some fixes only work on either Windows or Linux, other fixes are available to both.
Most of the bug fixes dealt with common bugs, none of which severely broke the functionality of SQL Server in any way. These issues ranged from missing or unresponsive UI elements to simple fixes to processes that would sometimes fail under certain conditions.
For more details on the additional hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package, check out this link.
How do I obtain the latest SQL Server Cumulative Update?
The safest source for you to get the latest Cumulate Update is a direct download from the following sources:
As always Microsoft recommends ongoing, proactive installation of CUs as they become available. However, they also advise users to test SQL Server CUs before deploying to production environments.
Note: If you decide on installing this new Cumulative Update, you should take into account that it contains all the fixes that were included with the previous CU for the installed version of SQL Server.
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