Microsoft announced availability of the Cumulative Update 2 for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008. KB article and package request are available at this link.
Microsoft released first cumulative update to the SQL Server 2008 – CU1. Update may be requested via KB: 956717.
Microsoft released a critical update for security vulnerabilities in the SQL Server, versions that are affected — 7.0, 2000 and 2005. This is a critical security update, so you can get it directly from here (QFE version) or here (GDR version) for the SQL Server 2005 and here (QFE version) or here (GDR version) for the SQL Server 2000. Read the KB article 941203 for step-by-step installation instructions and possible installation issues.
Note: Build number of the MS08-040 security update for the SQL Server 2005 is 9.00.3233, so anyone who deployed CU7 (build 9.00.3239) or CU8 (build 9.00.3257) for the SQL Server 2005 don’t need to apply this security update, it’s already included with CU7 and CU8.
Microsoft released CU8 (build: 9.00.3257) for the SQL Server 2005 SP2 (KB: 951217). There is no ‘build-in-progress’ KB article for the next CU published yet, which can be a good indication that the next SQL Server 2005 update will be SP3. Update: CU9 track article is available (KB: 953752).
Microsoft made avaible SQL Server 2008 RC0 for download from Microsoft Connect Web site.
Microsoft made available latest development update for its flagship database product to be released later this year. At the TechEd development conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced SQL Server 2008 RC0 (Release Candidate 0) web download for the TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers. SQL Server 2008 is not available via Microsoft Connect web site.
Microsoft officially announced that company will release SP3 for the SQL Server 2005 this calendar year sometime after release of the SQL Server 2008. There will also be some changes to the Microsoft Incremental Servicing (ISM) model for the SQL Server, you can read about ISM details here.
Microsoft just released CU7 package for the SQL Server 2005 SP2. CU7 brings SQL Server 2005 to the build 9.00.3239 (KB:949095). Also Microsoft announced next version of the update – CU8. Status of the the CU8 (build in progress) can be tracked on KB:951217.