ApexSQL Audit 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Audit 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Audit: ApexSQL Audit is a SQL Server auditing tool with a wide range of possibilities for auditing access, changes, and security on SQL Server instances, databases, and objects. It audits queries, DDL and DML operations, security events (authentication changes, permissions changes, and attempted logins), events on stored procedures and functions. ApexSQL Audit saves captured information in a centralized auditing repository and provides comprehensive reports.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Audit product page.

About this release:


  • Application now supports alerts logging into Windows Event Log
  • Reports can now use multiple data sources simultaneously
  • Advanced application status with detail info about central and auditing instances
  • CLI for exporting reports to any of supported file format
  • Improved alerts editor with variables highlighting and result preview
  • SQL Server 2016 CTP3 support for before-after auditing is added

Improved quality:

  • 50 bugs and known issues fixed


  • Before-after auditing is now CLR trigger based
  • Before-after auditing reports are now part of the unique reporting system
  • The Auto growth value for the repository database is set to 1GB to prevent frequent auto growth and consuming too many resources
  • The central repository ‘PRIMARY’ datafile size is set to 5GB by default
  • The size of the generated trace file is set to 10MB by default

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Release notes


March 21, 2016