Courtesy of Ben Lam’s question and Arvind Shyamsundar’s answer comes the following list of resources for keeping up with SQL Server product update releases:
Thanks to Arvind for sharing this information within the Microsoft community, and for consenting to my disseminating it further.
Although this link only pertains to SQL Server 2005, I've found it incredibly useful single point of reference over time (though I preferred the older page format to its new presentation) both for version matching, and validating if a previously released hotfix is encompassed in a cumulative update. This in turn is useful when maintaining scripted installations for which one includes the latest cumulative update.
The website SQLSecurity.com keeps a SQL Server version database which is quite useful for this purpose.
With a blog title like:
"Just What *is* the Current SQL Server Patch Level, Anyway?" What we'd like to see is:
I'd pay for that.
The web is getting a tad loquacious