SQL Server Release Date Calendar
We keep these arranged from most current to older versions. When a new version, service pack, or cumulative update pack is available, feel free to update this page.
If you're not a Microsoft Premier Support customer, some of these hotfixes may not be visible to you. If you click on a link and it brings you to a Microsoft search page, it's too new of a hotfix, and it isn't available to the general public yet. (Or you may not be logged into Microsoft Support.) If you want to understand what each download is in a CU package, please read the Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages article on Microsoft Support.
If you want to know whenever a new SQL Server service pack or patch comes out, here's two ways to do it:
Checking the SQL Server Version
To identify the version of SQL Server that you're running, use this query and check the results against the tables below:
SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('productversion') AS VersionNumber, SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel') AS ProductLevel, SERVERPROPERTY ('edition') AS Edition
Release Date Tables
Microsoft SQL Server Support Links
For more information on the Microsoft SQL Server release lifecycle, check out:
External Lists of SQL Server Builds: