SQL Server patch release subscription

Copper Contributor

Dear all

 

I am new to the SQL Server Admin role, where does one register or subscribe to receive alert or notification when there is a new release of patches and updates.

 

Thanks in advance.

4 Replies
You should follow [SQL Server update blog](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/sql-server-blog/bg-p/SQLServer/label-name/SQLReleases). For other updates follow [Latest updates from MS](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/install-windows/latest-updates-for-microsoft-sq...). See if you can get RSS feed to get email notification. If not then there is no way to get email notification
Thanks ever sooo much, very helpful 🙏🏾

You can also subscribe to https://sqlserverupdates.com which Brent Ozar hosts.  It has the links to all the updates for all the versions as well.  A nice, consolidated list.  @Gabriel Mafoko 

Good day @Gabriel Mafoko and welcome to the TechCommunity forums

 

If you are looking for information and announcements about new updates, then the SQL Server blog which Shashank provided the link is a great place to follow.

 

With that said, If you are using SQL Server on Windows, then the SQL Server updates are available through Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Microsoft Download Center. You can automate the procedure of getting alerts/updates like you get updates for your Operating system.

 

You can get full explanation in the official documentation here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/install-windows/install-sql-server-servicing-up...

 

Note! In many cases it is better to manage the updates manually and not always run to install the latest update before testing it. In general updates supposed to be improvement, in realty updates can includes bugs or impact specific execution for the worse.