Posted On: Jul 20, 2021

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 the new minor versions for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and 2016 on the Express, Web, Standard, and Enterprise Editions.

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 14.00.3381.3.v1
SQL Server 2016 13.00.5882.1.v1 

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.