The Service Pack 2 of SQL Server 2016 has been released!

From the SQL Server Release Services, this service pack contains:

  • Performance and scale improvements
  • Supportability and diagnostics enhancements
  • New improvements based on Connect feedback items
  • Some improvements originally introduced in SQL Server 2014 SP2 and SQL Server 2012 SP4
  • All the fixes up to SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU8

All the details are listed in this article.

You can download the SP2 of SQL Server 2016 here:

The Service Pack 2 installation is recommended, but installing this service pack may require rebooting the instance!