Posted On: Apr 29, 2020

New minor versions of Microsoft SQL Server are now available on Amazon RDS for SQL Server, offering performance and security fixes. Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports them for Microsoft SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014, and 2012 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 or using the AWS CLI. 

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 CU19
SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU11
SQL Server 2014 SP3 CU4
SQL Server 2012 SP4 GDR

Amazon RDS for SQL Server makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for SQL Server Pricing for pricing details and regional availability.