After the SQL 2014 SP1 mess, I thought, “How are people with a real job supposed to keep up with updates?”
Go try to find the most recent SQL Server service packs and cumulative updates on Microsoft.com. It’s miserable – they’re scattered all over the place. Eventually, a lot of us started relying on SQLServerBuilds.blogspot.com, which is cool, but I have no idea who maintains it, and there’s no way to subscribe to updates there whenever a new patch comes out.
And then just try to figure out when support for a version ends – that’s even worse.
So I built SQLServerUpdates.com:
Does what it says on the tin, and you can subscribe via RSS or email as well. Hope that helps!