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August is time for holidays but not for the Microsoft SQL Engineering team, so on August 11, there was a new release for Cumulative Update 17 (KB5016394) for SQL Server 2019 running on Windows and Linux.

The CU affects both the SQL Server Engine as well as the Analysis Services.

The update includes 38 fixes since the CU16 release.

A downloadable Excel workbook that contains a summary list of builds, together with their current support lifecycle, is available for online viewing as well as a download here.

Really love this format and the information it carries for SQL Server versions ranging from 2005 up to the latest 2019!

Below are the details of the new product versions after applying the latest CU:

ServiceProduct VersionFile Version
SQL Server15.0.4249.22019.150.4249.2
Analysis Services15.0.35.332018.150.35.33

You can read more on the release and the multiple fixes that it brings with it by visiting this link KB5016394 – Cumulative Update 17 for SQL Server 2019 and also getting the relevant download links.

You can read if CU or GDR is the choice for you by reading the post SQL Server patching: GDR vs CU.

As always, test before applying to production instances.

Happy patching!