SQL Source Control

Frequent updates for SQL Source Control

SQL Source Control updates are normally released every few months. If you want to get updates every week, however, you can turn on frequent updates.

Installing an update is always optional, whether or not you're using frequent updates.

About frequent updates

When you turn on frequent updates, SQL Source Control will offer you new updates every Wednesday.

We recommend this if you want to:

  • Get new features, performance improvements and bug fixes as soon as they're available.
  • Give feedback on new features and help shape the future of SQL Source Control.
  • Test new versions and help make sure they're stable.

Turning on frequent updates

To turn on frequent updates, open SQL Source Control and:

  1. Under the help menu, select Check for updates.

    The Check for Updates dialog box opens.

    This lists available updates.

  2. Click Configure visible updates.

    The Configure visible updates dialog opens.

  3. In the dialog box, select the Show Frequent Update releases in Check for Updates checkbox and click OK.

If there are Frequent Update releases available, they're listed in the Check for Updates dialog box. To install a Frequent Update release, click Download and install.

For updates when we release a new version of SQL Source Control, follow @sqlsocupdates on Twitter.

Turning off frequent updates

To turn off frequent updates, open the Configure visible updates dialog (as in Step 1 above) and clear the Show Frequent Update releases in Check for Updates checkbox. You'll no longer see Frequent Update releases in Check for Updates.

If you've already installed a Frequent Update release, you'll stay on that version until you either:

  1. Install a newer standard update (when one is available).
  2. Uninstall the tool, then download it from the product page and reinstall it. This returns you to the most recent standard release.