[EN] SQL Server 2014 Cumulative Update #5 is available!

LOGO__SQLServer2014Just before holiday period (as someone called x-mass) Microsoft released new updates packages for newest SQL Server 2014. In this Cumulative Update No 5 {build no 12.0.2456.0} SQL Server Product Team resolved over fifty bugs and problems. Here is the list of bugs, which some of them are very interesting. In this update very interesting for me are funcionalities which have been added for Azure collaboration (such as ‘Edit Top 200 Rows’ and ‘Select Top 1000 Rows’) and support for ReST file system for local disk.

VSTS BUG: 2515444 | KB: 2970136
FIX: Cannot remove backup file after you restore the database from Windows Azure Blob storage service in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3720664 | KB: 2981424
FIX: Exception when you select more than one hierarchy from parent/child dimension in SSAS 2012 or in SSAS 2014
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3260592 | KB: 2986423
FIX: It takes a long time to add new columns to a table when the row size exceeds the maximum allowed size
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3260606 | KB: 2992069
FIX: XMLA and Windows PowerShell return different code for the same SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2014 processing
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3720670 | KB: 2995622
FIX: "Specified cast is not valid" when you load an XML document that has time zone information in SSIS 2012 or SSIS 2014
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 3720671 | KB: 2996729
FIX: "Non-yielding Scheduler" condition occurs when you run a complex query in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 3720672 | KB: 2997392
FIX: INSERT performance decreases in merge replication that uses precomputed partitions in SQL Server 2012 or 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3720635 | KB: 2998870
FIX: "The record ID is incorrect" error when you use DAX to execute query in a dimension in SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2014
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3720680 | KB: 3002071
FIX: "System objects not be updated" when you use AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 3720682 | KB: 3002883
FIX: Error occurs when you open FILESTREAM data that is hosted on dynamic disks in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3720683 | KB: 3004355
FIX: SQL Server crashes when you retrieve an SQL statement hash for logging XEvent in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3427718 | KB: 3004548
FIX: Add Azure Replica wizard cannot enumerate Azure Virtual Network in SQL Server 2014
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 3720647 | KB: 3005300
FIX: High CPU consumption when you use spatial data type and associated methods in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3720685 | KB: 3006648
FIX: Data corruption in a target table when you use a SQL Server destination in SSIS 2012 or SSIS 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3560727 | KB: 3007050
FIX: RTDATA_LIST waits when you run natively stored procedures that encounter expected failures in SQL Server 2014
In-Memory OLTP

VSTS BUG: 3720649 | KB: 3008000
FIX: Error when you use Office 15.0 Access Database Engine OLE DB Provider as data source in SSMS 2012 or SSMS 2014
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 3720695 | KB: 3009576
FIX: Cannot restore database by using the full backup and differential backup files that contain defunct files
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3720696 | KB: 3009883
FIX: Error when you execute statistics update on a table that has sql_variant data type in SQL Server 2012 or 2014
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 3720681 | KB: 3011807
FIX: Large chain of blocking occurs when you use merge replication in SQL Server 2012 or in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3343225 | KB: 3012182
FIX: Log_Send_Rate column cannot reflect the rate accurately in SQL Server 2012 or in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3720668 | KB: 3013553
FIX: Insufficient memory error when you run an XML Validation Control Flow task on a large input file in SSIS 2012 or SSIS 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3556632 | KB: 3013861
FIX: Upgrade wizard appears again when you reopen the SSIS 2014 solution with upgraded SSIS packages
Integration Services

VSTS BUG: 3548910 | KB: 3014156
FIX: An update is available that enables "Edit Top 200 Rows" option for tables and views of SQL Azure database
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3548883 | KB: 3014164
FIX: Cannot use new service tiers Basic, Standard and Premium when you deploy to Windows Azure SQL Database in SSMS 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3548922 | KB: 3014166
FIX: An update is available that enables "Select Top 1000 Rows" option for tables and views of SQL Azure database
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3557908 | KB: 3014193
FIX: The view indexes are not visible in the Object Explorer in SSMS 2014
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 3565098 | KB: 3014359
FIX: Out-of-range error occurs when you use SQL Server Managed Backup to Windows Azure
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3424685 | KB: 3014825
FIX: "No exceptions should be raised by this code" error when you run parallel query in SQL Server 2014
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 3709035 | KB: 3014867
FIX: "Remote hardening failure" exception cannot be caught and a potential data loss when you use SQL Server 2014
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 3446846 | KB: 3016334
FIX: Error when you upgrade a SQL Server 2012 SP2 instance with MDS to SQL Server 2014
DQS

VSTS BUG: 3428568 | KB: 3016518
FIX: "You do not have permission…" error when you run a report that connects to a .BISM file in PowerPivot gallery
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 3306406 | KB: 3017266
FIX: "Requested value ReFS was not found" error when you install SQL Server 2014 on a local drive that is ReFS formatted
Setup & Install

VSTS BUG: 3527886 | KB: 3020112
FIX: Non-yielding error occurs when you execute DML statements in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3551049 | KB: 3020113
FIX: Error 35377 occurs when you try to access clustered columnstore indexes in SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3654616 | KB: 3020116
FIX: "Non-yielding scheduler" error and AlwaysOn Availability Group transitions to RESOLVING state not Failover
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 3548637
Federations feature will be discontinued with Web and Business service tiers. The Federations related Transact-SQL code examples in SSMS are updated with comments on being discontinued.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3548892
The Property Page shortcut menu item for databases (right-click on a database node and select Properties) on Azure databases is enabled.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3548904
Table Designer is now be used when creating tables on the latest version of Azure SQL Database.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3548910
The Edit Top N rows shortcut menu option is enabled (right-click on Table and selectEdit Top N Rows) for opening the Visual Database Tools with N rows populated.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3548922
The Select Top N rows shortcut menu option (right-click a table or a view and selectSelect Top N Rows) is enabled for generating a script that will select the top N rows from a table or a view.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3548929
The Property shortcut menu option for tables (right-click Table node and selectProperties) on Azure databases is enabled.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3708148
The following nodes to Object Explorer for features are added in the latest version of Azure SQL Database:

  • Storage (under Database node)
  • Assemblies (Database node -> Programmability)
  • Rules (Database node -> Programmability)
  • Defaults (Database node -> Programmability)
  • Plan Guides (Database node -> Programmability)
  • Sequences (Database node -> Programmability)
  • Aggregate Functions (Database node -> Functions)
  • Application Roles (Database node -> Security -> Roles)
  • User-defined Object Types (CLR Types) (Database node -> Programmability -> Types)
  • XML Schema Collections (Database node -> Programmability -> Types)

SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3708389
The Column and Index subfolders under the Table and View nodes are added.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3708718
The Modify and Execute Stored Procedure shortcut menu options (right-click a stored procedure) when it is connected to the latest version of Azure SQL Database are enabled.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3708719
The Modify shortcut menu option for Functions (right-click a function) when connected to the latest version of Azure SQL Database is enabled.
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3750221
Both the Federation and Management nodes from Object Explorer when connected to the latest version of Azure SQL Database are removed. When they are connected to an Azure v. Current server only the management node is removed (Federations are still valid on Azure v.Current).
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 3782631
The Memory Optimization Advisor shortcut menu option for tables on all Azure databases is removed.
SQL service

 

This update could be applied to applies to

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Web
  • SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 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 5

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_CU5_3011055_12_0_2456_x64 (623 MB)
  • SQLServer2014_RTM_CU5_3011055_12_0_2456_x86 (376 MB)

Enjoy!