Multiple components of SQL Server were fixed in this. Fixes for SSRS, Replication, Locking Hints, Security issues, etc.
Few interesting ones for me…
- Added support for varchar(max), nvarchar(max), and varbinary(max) data types in OLD DB Providers.
- This is interesting one, I always say no memory leak in SQL Server. This shows SQL is not beyond that, “FIX: Memory leak if you enable the AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS_ASYNC”. Although its rare I see customers using this, but please note this issue happened after SP3 (as per KB2778088) But it is an important issue identified and fixed.
Download the patch from here.