[EN] SQL Server Data Tools – September 2013 update

Few days ago Microsoft released September’s Update of SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio (2010 and 2012).  SSDT Team blogged: “The September 2013 release has a targeted fix for the Schema Compare error when working with large display text or high DPI.”  If You already use Visual Studio 2012, You can get notifications about this update directly from application:

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Pic.01 – SSDT update notification in VS 2012

But, even You click update, You will be redirecting to update page:

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Pic.02 – redirection for SSDT update page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 

At this page You can find information about software requirements {like operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Windows 8 (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64), Windows Server 2012 (x64)}, direct link for downlading installer, and links for application which give You possibility for installation without internet acces “Administrative Install Point” in few other languages: Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (PRC), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese (Taiwan). You will need approximately 1.8GB of free space at for the full install point because it includes all possible components that might be required.

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Pic.03 – After running setup, You must accept agreements.

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Pic.04 – and downloading and installing proces starting.

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Pic.05 – after all, restart (hopefully not immediatelly and not forced) is required.

Final view:

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Pic.06Visual Studio 2012 > SQL Menu > Check for Update

 

On SQL Server Data Tools site {HERE} You can find more information what SSDT is:

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools provides an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work for any SQL Server platform (both on and off premise) within Visual Studio. Database developers can use the SQL Server Object Explorer in VS to easily create or edit database objects and data, or execute queries. Developers will also appreciate the familiar VS tools we bring to database development, specifically; code navigation, IntelliSense, language support that parallels what is available for C# and VB, platform-specific validation, debugging and declarative editing in the TSQL Editor, as well as a visual Table Designer for both database projects and online database instances.

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[EN] SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update 6 is available

LOGO__SQLServer2012Another update for SQL Server 2012 is available. This Cumulative Update No 6 for SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 1 (Build number: 11.0.3381.0) resolving over twenty five requested bugs, appeared after Service Pack 1. The list are below:

VSTS BUG: 1222472 | 2827857
FIX: DTA does not work on SQL Server 2012 instance that uses a supplementary character collation

VSTS BUG: 1293680 | 2847735
FIX: "A PivotTable, cube function or slicer using connection <conn> had failed to refresh" error when you update data in an Excel workbook that is sourced from a perspective in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1396889 | 2859713
FIX: "The decryption key is incorrect" error when you open a symmetric key that is encrypted by an asymmetric key in SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1347148 | 2860446
FIX: An unexpected error occurs in function ‘XMCompressionAnalyzer::SelectBitPackCompression’ when you perform a Process command against a partitioned table in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1366483 | 2864111
FIX: It takes longer than expected to cancel an MDX query that contains many GROUP BY clauses in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1382357 | 2872854
FIX: Error 14420 when you enable Log Shipping on databases that are in an AlwaysOn availability group in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1405603 | 2872946
FIX: CPU spinning occurs when you use Power View to run a DAX query against a Multidimensional model in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1384027 | 2873474
FIX: Error "Column ‘<column name>’ is invalid in the select list because it is not contained in either an aggregate function or the GROUP BY clause" when you run a query in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1416030 | 2874875
FIX: Dependent DBA member data is not updated when you use entity-based staging in MDS in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1377755 | 2874957
FIX: Scheduled data refresh disabled after you make some modifications to the PowerPivot workbook in SharePoint 2013 that interacts with SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1362520 | 2875158
FIX: Inconsistent data order when you copy data from a PowerPivot worksheet to an Excel worksheet

VSTS BUG: 1428610 | 2876733
FIX: Slow performance on SQL Server 2012 linked server when you update the data together with different collation on the remote server

VSTS BUG: 1428782 | 2876882
FIX: "Internal error: An unexpected error occurred" when you run a Process command against the TFS SSAS cube

VSTS BUG: 1457677 | 2877100
FIX: A memory leak occurs when you enable AlwaysOn Availability Groups or SQL Server failover cluster in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1435963 | 2877857
FIX: "The OLE DB provider ‘<ProviderName>’ provided invalid collation" when you execute distributed queries through a linked server in SQL Server 2012 SP1

VSTS BUG: 1436162 | 2878139
FIX: "Using ‘dbghelp.dll’ version ‘4.0.5’" error is logged in SQL Server 2012 when a statement or job executes the sys.fn_xe_file_target_read_file stored procedure

VSTS BUG: 1403970 | 2878975
FIX: Access violation when you run a query that uses the "change_tracking_current_version()" function in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1402400 | 2879619
FIX: Date data is incorrect when you export an SSRS report that references a date that is earlier than March 1, 1900 as an Excel worksheet

VSTS BUG: 1428185 | 2880071
FIX: Error messages when you perform ProcessRecalc operation after the ProcessData operation on an SSAS 2012 tabular model

VSTS BUG: 1328807 | 2880094
FIX: Grand total or subtotal rows display incorrect result in a Power View report that runs against a multidimensional cube in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1402434 | 2884124
FIX: "Type mismatch" error when you run an MDX query that uses the Member.Name property against an SSAS 2012 database

VSTS BUG: 1387645 | 2884126
FIX: "RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally" error when you restore the secondary database in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 21593 | 2886673
FIX: Incorrect returned value when you run an MDX query that contains a filter on a parent/child dimension in SSAS 2012

 

This update could be applied for: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1, when used with:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence
     

Microsoft has recommended to test all hotfixes before updating in production environment. More information about this release You can find with the article: Cumulative Update 6

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.

If You want to go directly to download section jump to Request Hotfix Download Site where You can choose version (for all platforms: 32-bit & 64-bit) . This release is prepared as multilingual package. And here is the full list af all packages:

  • SQL Server 2012 | x86 | 2012_SP1_PPExcel_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x86
  • SQL Server 2012 | x86 | 2012_SP1_DAC_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x86
  • SQL Server 2012 | x86 | SQLServer2012_SP1_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x86
  • SQL Server 2012 | x64 | 2012_SP1_DAC_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x64
  • SQL Server 2012 | x64 | SQLServer2012_SP1_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x64
  • SQL Server 2012 | x64 | 2012_SP1_PPExcel_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x64

Enjoy!

[EN] SQL Server 2008 SP3 Cumulative Update 13 is available

LOGO__SQLServer2008R2v2Microsoft has published new package of updates for SQL Server 2008  with Service Pack 3. In this Cumulative Update No 13 (Build number: 10.00.5846.0) has fixed two requested bugs:

VSTS BUG: 1375267 | 2812884
FIX: Index size increases significantly after you rebuild the index online and the RCSI is enabled in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1445038 | 2878968
FIX: Nonclustered index corruption may occur when you run a complex UPDATE statement together with a NOLOCK hint against a table in SQL Server 2008

This update could be applied for: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3, when used with:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web

Microsoft has recommended to test all hotfixes before updating in production environment. More information about this release You can find with the article: Cumulative Update 13

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.

If You want to go directly to download section jump to Request Hotfix Download Site where You can choose version (for all platforms 64-bit) . This release is prepared as multilingual package. And here is the full list af all packages:

  • SQL Server 2008 | x86 | SQLServer2008_SP3_CU13_2880350_10_00_5846_x86
  • SQL Server 2008 | x64 | SQLServer2008_SP3_CU13_2880350_10_00_5846_x64
  • SQL Server 2008 | ia64 | SQLServer2008_SP3_CU13_2880350_10_00_5846_IA64

Enjoy!