On the page to download the latest Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2017, you can now download Cumulative Update 8.
Oh I know. You’re reading the page, and it says Cumulative Update 7. They’re lying. When you click Download, you’ll get a file called KB4338363, which will apply build 14.0.3029.16 to your SQL Server.
I can’t tell you what’s in it because the KB article isn’t published yet, but looks like it’ll be here later: Cumulative Update 8, build 14.0.3029.16.
I’m publishing this now anyway because I’m hungry, and I am going to Cruz Blanca for tacos. My tacos will not wait. So here’s your half-baked Cumulative Update post, and I will go have a fully prepared taco.
Update 2018/06/20, after dinner – tacos were excellent. Microsoft’s Pedro Lopes checked in in the comments:
“You simply tapped into the release process while the pages are still out of synch with the new packages. That happens for a few hours worst case.”
So I’m sure it’ll be fine soon. I apologize for tapping into the release process. I didn’t realize I had such hacking powers. If you need me, I’ll be over here with Sandra Bullock, fighting off the Praetorians.
Update 2018/06/21 6AM – I awoke, hungry, but before heading out for breakfast, I checked in with the download page again. Microsoft’s getting closer: it now accurately says that it’s Cumulative Update 8, but the KB article with the contents is still a 404, so we don’t know what we’re gonna get.
I’m surprised the robots don’t handle this automatically during the build process. I keep hearing about how they’re going to take my job. They should probably focus a little more on doing their own job first. I can almost hear ’em: “We’re going to completely automate database administration – as soon as we can figure out how to publish this web page!”
Meanwhile, I’m still hungry. Little Goat Diner opens at 7AM. I think I’ll be having the Fat Elvis waffles. I tell ya, it’s hard to go wrong on Randolph St here in Chicago, tons of great places.
Update 2018/06/20 Noon: – Not all my meals are first class. In particular, this one is literally Economy Plus, as I’m flying cross country on airline miles with Erika. Lunch consists of beef jerky.
The CU8 description page is still not published.
Update 2018/06/20 After Lunch: We have liftoff! The Cumulative Update 8 page is alive.