I'd always assumed that higher patch numbers were necessarily later releases, but now I'm not so sure.
Looking at the SQL Server Build List for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3, there are two possible ways to apply security update MS15-058, one labeled "GDR", and one labeled "QFE".
What's the difference between these?
According to this blog entry, the GDR (general distribution release) are the ones we should all be installing, and the QFEs are the "only if you have this specific issue" releases, or something like that?
If I don't need TLS1.2 support, should I apply the 10.50.6220 patch? Or the 10.50.6529 patch?