Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

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Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2017 RTM

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Released: March 2018 Quarterly Exchange Updates (Exchange Server 2016/2013)

Exchange Server Support for TLS 1.2
Support for .NET Framework 4.7.1

Release Details

KB articles that describe the fixes in each release are available as follows:

Exchange 2016 CU9 Released:

Exchange 2013 CU20 Released:

    Cloud Platform Release Announcements for March 21, 2018

    FastTrack for Azure
    Azure security and operations management | Azure Alerts—GA
    Backup and restore performance improvements and support for large disk backup
    Windows Server | Windows Server 2019 disclosure
    Azure security and operations management | Security Center is built into the virtual machine (VM) experience
    Azure Traffic Manager Real User Measurements | GA
    Azure Traffic Manager Traffic View | GA
    Power BI Desktop | GA
    Power BI mobile and mixed reality apps | GA
    Power BI service | GA
    Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL GA
    Azure SQL Database | Columnstore—GA
    Azure SQL Data Warehouse | Japan West, Australia East, and India West—GA
    Visual Studio Team Services | Release Management deployment groups—GA
    DevTest Labs | DevTest Labs in Azure Gov (Fairfax)—GA
    Azure Active Directory | Automated expiration for Office 365 groups—GA

    Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview

    Windows Server 2019 is coming in the second half of 2018, Windows Insiders can download first preview today

    Windows Server gets a new build, too, vNext LTSC 17623:

    Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17623

    Windows Server Insider Preview (DOWNLOAD):

    There will be Windows Server (SAC) releases twice a year. identified by their date of release i.e the first SAC was 1709 (for September 2017). The Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) will be released every two to three years, this follows the previous Server release cycle of 2003 then R2, 2008 then R2, 2012 then R2. There will be no more R2 releases, and there will be two different focuses for the two different channels.

    The LTSC will be available in all editions and deployment models (Core, GIU, Nano) Standard, Datacenter, Essentials etc.

    The SAC will be only a core release and only in Standard and Datacenter. The focus of SAC is Container hosts and container technology

    Gaming with Windows ML

    Toshiba Announces KumoScale NVMe over Fabrics Software

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