[EN] SQL Server 2014 SP1 Cumulative Update #4 is available!

In December SQL Server Release Services Team released two update packs. Both for SQL Server 2014. First Cumulative Update no 4 {build no 12.0.4436.0} is for SQL Server 2014 with Service Pack 1. Microsoft change update methodolody for SQL Native Clinet (SNAC) fixes – more on my other post {HERE}

This update (VSTS BUG: 5285700 | 321185) introduces a new global property that exposes the latest CU number that is currently installed on the SQL Server. After you install this update, you can obtain the CU number information by executing either of the following queries:

          SELECT @@VERSION
          SELECT SERVERPROPERTY(‘PRODUCTUPDATELEVEL)

Additionally, this update also adds the CU number information to the first line of the SQL Server error log.

In this update packs Microsoft fixed over thirty five bugs and below you will find list of fixed errors with KB articles numbers.

VSTS BUG: 5873983 | 3107431
FIX: Arbitrary shape multi-select query ignores scoped calculations and returns unexpected results in SSAS
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 5814789 | 3099548
FIX: Can’t create database snapshot when you use DBCC CHECKDB in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5951427 | 3115789
FIX: Memory leak occurs on MEMOBJ_SOSNODE type object when you run query in sys.database_permissions in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6174897 | 3119197
FIX: Access violation occurs when you update compressed data in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5181910 | 3074434
FIX: Out of memory error when the virtual address space of the SQL Server process is very low on available memory
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6279778 | 3097636
FIX: Performance decrease when application with connection pooling frequently connects or disconnects in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6279792 | 3103644
SQLTables function and sp_tables stored procedure don’t require SELECT permission any longer on user tables and views
SQL security

VSTS BUG: 6279801 | 3103472
FIX: SQL Server service performs more I/O operations on the mirror server than on the principal server
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 5832700 | 3103998
FIX: Access violation occurs when you run INSERT, UPDATE or MERGE statement on view with check option in SQL Server 2014
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 6279787 | 2835348
Update improves the Service Broker when you send messages to remote servers in SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6070032 | 3108537
FIX: DBCC CHECKFILEGROUP reports false inconsistency error 5283 on database with partitioned table in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5853862 | 3070382
FIX: SQL Server 2014 crashes when you run a remote query in a stored procedure by using an invalid user name
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5851894 | 3123068
FIX: Log shipping restore job takes a long time on the secondary server in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5853868 | 3112710
FIX: Performance is slow when you open and read event files (.xel) by using XEvent Linq reader in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5858196 | 3124043
FIX: Query stops responding in SQL Server 2014 that starts with trace flag 2430 as startup parameter
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6032889 | 3124048
FIX: “Invalid computer host name in the FileTable path” error when you use GetPathLocator function in SQL Server 2014
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 6028817 | 3107346
FIX: Access violation and restart of SQL Server occur when you alter an extended events session in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6279769 | 3097970
FIX: Sp_describe_undeclared_parameters returns incorrect result when the undeclared parameter targets a decimal column
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5715114 | 3081150
FIX: Orientation setting is lost when you export a report to a Word document in SSRS 2012 or SSRS 2014
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 5723831 | 3106976
FIX: An access violation occurs when you use the TDE and BPE features in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5825257 | 3029825
FIX: DBCC CHECKDB/CHECKTABLE command may take longer in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5853864 | 3081757
FIX: Error occurs when you try to view the property of the contained database in SQL Server 2014
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 5853867 | 3098529
FIX: Assertion Failure when you change the type of a column in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6207411 | 3101120
FIX: SQL Server stops responding when you back up the certificate that is used to encrypt the database encryption key in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5715077 | 3082877
FIX: No error is prompted when connection is ended in sqlcmd
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6279798 | 3102243
FIX: The version and version flag properties of subscription view can’t be updated correctly in MDS 2012 or MDS 2014
Master Data Services (MDS)

VSTS BUG: 6181589 | 3113071
FIX: The SubscriptionStreams parameter is ignored by Distribution Agent in transactional replication in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5181896 | 3052461
FIX: All attributes in element are ignored when you transform XML file in SSIS 2012 or SSIS 2014
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 5181926 | 3063438
FIX: Both XSD validation and XSLT transformation fail when you run an SSIS 2014 package that contains multiple concurrent XML tasks
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 6223597 | 3123448
FIX: Error occurs when you try to start Report Builder for SSRS 2014 from Report Manager
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 6190109 | 3124049
FIX: The execution of stored procedure is replicated to subscriber incorrectly from Publisher in SQL Server 2014
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 6279794 | 3051145
FIX: SQL Server may shut down when you use Service Broker in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5699005 | 3110497
FIX: The query stops responding when you run a parallel query on the table with a columnstore index in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5833830 | 3075468
FIX: Temporary files that are created by DBCC aren’t deleted when SQL Server is restarted
SQL service

 

This update could be applied to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1

 

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 4

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update. If you use any hybrid technology, such a Replication, AlwaysOn, Clustering:  If you do not want to use the rolling update process, follow these steps in order to apply a CU or SP: step1: Install the service pack on the passive node / step2: Install the service pack on the active node (This step requests servicerestart).

If You want to go directly to download section jump to Request Hotfix Download Site where You can choose version (for both platforms: 64-bit and 32-bit) . This release is prepared as multilingual package.

Enjoy!

[EN] SQL Server 2014 RTM Cumulative Update #4 is available!

Unexpected Simplified Chinese characters appear in TextData field of Distributed Replay trace in SQL Server

An update to add new service tier and performance level to the "Import Data-tier Application…" wizard

An update to add an "Open in Management Portal" item to the context menu for SQL Azure database nodes in SSMS 2014

LOGO__SQLServer2014downloadNewest, hot and very fresh update for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is ready and available for download. As with many previous Cumulative Updates for new systems (I observed similar stories for SQL Server 2012) this time Microsoft give us many updates. A lot of them are interesting, like three above.  In this Cumulative Update No 4 (build no 12.0.2430.0) vendor fixed almost sixty bugs for this platform. Here is the list of all:

VSTS BUG: 3260616 | KB: 2924996
FIX: Issues when you export a report to PDF that has Unicode fonts in SQL Server
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 2906081| KB: 2962767
FIX: "Cannot insert duplicate key" error occurs when you update a table by using a bitmap index that contains a partition key in SQL Server
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 2906084 | KB: 2963137
FIX: Incorrect result is returned when you query multiple dimension members in MDX and DAX in SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2014
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 2578274 | KB: 2963138
FIX: Parallel deadlock or self-deadlock occurs when you run a query that results in parallelism in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2906093 | KB: 2965069
FIX: Incorrect result when you execute a query that uses WITH RECOMPILE option in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 2906103 | KB: 2965654
FIX: SSRS 2012 or SSRS 2014 report is cut horizontally after you apply Update MS13-088 on a computer
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 2906101 | KB: 2965922
FIX: Issue when you configure scheduled data refresh for the PowerPivot workbook in SharePoint 2013
BI Azure

VSTS BUG: 2906089 | KB: 2967103
FIX: Service broker stops working when you unregister and remove a session in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2906107 | KB: 2967594
FIX: Fatal exception when you run a query that contains CLR functions against an indexed view in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2906117 | KB: 2970421
FIX: The database sticks in role configuration phase when you perform a manual failover of a mirrored database
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 2906119 | KB: 2972411
FIX: Error when you print, print preview, or export the report to PDF in SSRS 2012 or SSRS 2014
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 2906097 | KB: 2972463
FIX: Report cache is not cleaned up when you use SSRS 2012 or SSRS 2014 in SharePoint integrated mode
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 2906124 | KB: 2973921
FIX: "allow mixed content" popup when you use PowerView that contains map data in SSRS on SharePoint website
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 3260586 | KB: 2973961
FIX: Non-convergence or merge agent failure occurs when you use a custom stored procedure resolver in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2627802 | KB: 2974169
FIX: Cannot recover the In-Memory OLTP database after you enable and then disable TDE on it in SQL Server 2014
In-Memory OLTP

VSTS BUG: 2906154 | KB: 2974948
FIX: SQL Server resource goes offline when you change password for service account in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 2906091 | KB: 2975385
FIX: User obtains incorrect data when two users in the same security role run a client report in SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2014
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 2906126 | KB: 2975498
FIX: Cannot view Power View sheet from SharePoint 2013 when a workbook uses certain Korean characters as file name
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 3260588 | KB: 2975743
FIX: Incorrect result and exception occur when you use MDX query to do session cube grouping in SSAS
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 2906151 | KB: 2976172
FIX: An access violation occurs when you perform Process Data or Process Full on a partition in a table in SSAS
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 2906149 | KB: 2976861
FIX: The time is longer and longer to perform process full on an SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2014 tabular model database
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 2906115 | KB: 2976953
FIX: The DAX query with filter returns incorrect result after you run a DAX query without any filters in SSAS 2012 or in SSAS 2014
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 2906135 | KB: 2979304
FIX: Error when you run RBS Maintainer in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2906153 | KB: 2980208
FIX: Permissions cannot be propagated to Subscriber in transaction replication when the Distributor is SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2906133 | KB: 2980395
FIX: A severe error occurs when you run a query that uses CTEs against the partitioned tables in SQL Server
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 3260584 | KB: 2982544
FIX: Slow to access "Explorer" or "System Administration" on MDM home page
Data Quality Services (DQS)

VSTS BUG: 3260613 | KB: 2986627
FIX: UPDATE STATISTICS performs incorrect sampling and processing for a table with columnstore index in SQL Server
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 3260594 | KB: 2986722
FIX: Error 7105 when you execute UPDATE on sparse column set while ONLINE INDEX REBUILD is running on the same table in SQL Server
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 3260607 | KB: 2987809
FIX: Report format is misaligned when you view the report that has certain report items in Internet Explorer 11
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 3260596 | KB: 2987935
FIX: Long wait on CLR_CRST when you execute spatial query that is under heavy load in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2942785 | KB: 2988166
FIX: Additional semicolons are added to object definition when you run Invoke-Sqlcmd in SQL Server
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 2906144 | KB: 2989002
FIX: Tasks shift to upper-left corner when you move or resize them while designing a maintenance plan in SSMS 2014
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 3260582 | KB: 2989043
FIX: Access denied when you try to view report history on a SharePoint site with the View Items permission
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 3260578 | KB: 2989512
FIX: MDX query returns no result when the cache is not cleared after you run a previous query in OLAP or tabular model
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3260603 | KB: 2989590
FIX: Except function does not return the calculated member that is created at the ALL member level in SSAS
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3260617 | KB: 2989810
FIX: Error in bcp_init when you do bulk copy with local temp table as input parameter in SQL Server Native Client 11.0
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3260600 | KB: 2990152
FIX: Unexpected Simplified Chinese characters appear in TextData field of Distributed Replay trace in SQL Server
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 3260612 | KB: 2991526
FIX: SSIS 2012 or SSIS 2014 XML Source task cannot load data from a URI
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 3260614 | KB: 2992414
FIX: Error in SQL task with IsQueryStoredProcedure set to True when you use .NET Data Provider for Teradata in SSIS
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 2980091 | KB: 2993262
FIX: Some rows are missing in the result when you run query to select data from Oracle linked server by using merge join
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3260618 | KB: 2993483
FIX: SSAS processing fails when you perform a Process Full operation on many partitions in a transaction
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3260623 | KB: 2993529
FIX: Business rule validation fails with collation mismatch error in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 MDS
DQS

VSTS BUG: 2965748 | KB: 2996629
FIX: "String data, right truncation" error when you do bulk copy on DBCS by using ODBC Driver 11 in SQL Server 2014
SQL connectivity

VSTS BUG: 2952406 | KB: 2997763
FIX: Error 8646 when you run DML statement on a table with clustered columnstore index in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3155459 | KB: 2998301
FIX: Error 8654 when you run "INSERT INTO … SELECT" on a table with clustered columnstore index in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 2976564 | KB: 2999308
FIX: Add detailed information to the "Call to Excel Services returned an error" error message in SQL Server 2014 PowerPivot
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3079309 | KB: 3003023
FIX: Schema lock occurs on a table with large data when you delete lots of rows from it in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3291193 | KB: 3003755
FIX: "SQL Server edition is not supported by MDS" error when you use MDS after you apply the CU3 for SQL Server 2014
DQS

VSTS BUG: 2976604 | KB: 3003760
FIX: Cannot remove the secondary filegroup after you upgrade the database to SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3041753 | KB: 3003804
FIX: Error when you export data cleansing result with the "Data and Cleansing Info" option in SQL Server 2014 DQS
DQS

VSTS BUG: 3290528 | KB: 3004195
FIX: "sp_send_dbmail" stored procedure truncates email attachments to 64 KB in SQL Server 2014
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 3395417 | KB: 3007873
FIX: An update to add an "Open in Management Portal" item to the context menu for SQL Azure database nodes in SSMS 2014
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 3395360 | KB: 3007905
FIX: An update to the template script for creating SQL Azure database in SSMS 2014
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 3403471 | KB: 3008282
FIX: An update to add new service tier and performance level to the "Import Data-tier Application…" wizard
Management Tools

 

This update could be applied to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 RTM and applies to

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence
  • SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services

     

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 4

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update. If you use any hybrid technology, such a Replication, AlwaysOn, Clustering:  If you do not want to use the rolling update process, follow these steps in order to apply a CU or SP:

  1. Install the service pack on the passive node.
  2. Install the service pack on the active node (This step requests servicerestart).

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

>> SQLServer2014_RTM_CU4_2999197_12_0_2430_x64
>> SQL2014_RTM_ODBC_CU4_2999197_12_0_2430_x64
>> SQL2014_RTM_ODBC_CU4_2999197_12_0_2430_x86
>> SQLServer2014_RTM_CU4_2999197_12_0_2430_x86

Enjoy!

[EN] Visual Studio 2012 Cumulative Update 4 is available

LOGO__VisualStudio2012One week ago Microsoft published newest Cumulative Update Pack No 4 for Visual Studio 2012. When You download web installer file (VS2012.4 build no 11.0.61030.0) You should be ready for decreasing free space on your disk with amout of 660 MB for this update. Microsoft fixed several bugs (over eighty) submitted through connect site as follow:

  • Team Foundation Server
  • Windows Forms
  • LightSwitch
  • Debugger
  • Visual Studio IDE
  • Windows Development
  • Profiler
  • C++
  • IntelliTrace
  • .NET Framework Core
  • Entity Framework Tools
  • Phone tools
  • Localization
  • Visual Studio Test
  • Graphics Diagnostics
  • Web Tools
  • Diagnostic Tools

More information, with list of all fixes, and links You can find here on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 site. You can download installer directly from HERE, or just run Your Visual Studio and follow menu/Tools/Extentions and Updates…

This update could be applied for: Visual Studio 2012, when used with:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone
  • IntelliTrace Collector for Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Remote Tools
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012

Enjoy!

PS > here is the site with all descriptions for all updates for Visual Studio 2012