SQL Server 2016 RTM Cumulative Update #8 addresses 19 issues. As part of the ISMv2 initiative, we are now maintaining the latest CU per mainstream supported baseline on the Download Center versus the hotfix server. This eliminates the registration requirement and helps move customers to the latest CU available regardless of when the issue was originally addressed.
This CU will be available for download from Download Center. The associated cumulative KB article, KB4040713, has also been published. Customers are directed to obtain the hotfix package through the new self-service feature by clicking on the Hotfix Download link found at the top of the KB article.
As we look towards the next Cumulative Update we welcome any suggestions you may have to improve future Cumulative Updates. Please send your suggestions and feedback using the MVP discussion alias.
Successful release of Cumulative Update 8 is a testament to the commitment of the many teams within the SQL BU, who are finding solutions to provide a better customer experience. The coordination, determination and execution between all the SQL BU teams were instrumental in continuing the SQL Release team’s long standing track record for on time release of Cumulative Updates.