Did you hear the news?
Microsoft is changing its Service Model for SQL Server and the major difference is that Service Packs will be no longer released starting on SQL Server 2017. However, this doesn’t mean that you no longer will have new features and product enhancements, rather than they will release new features and so on in Cumulative Updates.
Why are they doing this for SQL Server 2017? Well, in my personal opinion I believe that with major product versions being released almost every year or two years, they want to be faster in terms of releasing new fixes, launching new features and so on. Read the rest of this entry