Amazon RDS for SQL Server Supports New Minor Versions

Posted on: Mar 8, 2018

New minor versions of Microsoft SQL Server are available, offering performance and security fixes. Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports them for Microsoft SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014 2012, and 2008 R2 for Express, Web, Standard and Enterprise Editions on Windows operating systems.

We encourage you to upgrade your RDS for SQL Server database instances at your convenience. You can upgrade with just a few clicks in the RDS Management Console. We have enabled the upgrade paths from SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016 to SQL Server 2017; if you’re on SQL Server 2008, please upgrade to any of the other major versions before upgrading to SQL Server 2017.

Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide. You can find the release notes for the new minor versions here:

SQL Server 2017 RTM CU3
SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU7
SQL Server 2014 SP2
SQL Server 2012 SP4
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

See the AWS Region Table for complete regional availability.