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On the 7th of April, Microsoft released CU20 for SQL Server 2017 and Analysis Services.

The product versions are changing as below when CU20 is applied.

ComponentProduct versionFile version
SQL Server14.0.3294.22017.140.3294.2
Analysis Services14.0.249.362017.140.249.36

Cumulative updates (CU)

  • Each new CU contains all the fixes that were included with the previous CU for the installed version of SQL Server.
  • SQL Server CUs are certified to the same levels as Service Packs, and should be installed at the same level of confidence.
  • Microsoft recommends ongoing, proactive installation of CUs as they become available according to these guidelines:
     
    • Historical data shows that a significant number of support cases involve an issue that has already been addressed in a released CU.
    • CUs may contain added value over and above hotfixes. This includes supportability, manageability, and reliability updates.
  • We recommend that you test SQL Server CUs before deploying to production environments.

A number of fixes have been released in this CU and you can check them all here.

Download the latest CU for SQL Server 2017 from here now.