SQL Server 2008 CU2 is available for download

November 23rd, 2008 No comments

Microsoft announced availability of the Cumulative Update 2 for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008. KB article and package request are available at this link.

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SQL Server 2008 CU1 released

September 28th, 2008 No comments

Microsoft released first cumulative update to the SQL Server 2008 – CU1. Update may be requested via KB: 956717.

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SQL Server 2005 CU9

September 2nd, 2008 No comments

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 CU9 (build: 9.00.3282) is available for download request (KB: 953752). You can track next update – CU10 – via KB: 956854.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 RTM is available for download for MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers

August 6th, 2008 3 comments

Microsoft announced availability of the SQL Server 2008 RTM (Release To Manufacturing) version. Product is immediately available for download for MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers.

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Microsoft Security Update MS08-040 for the SQL Server

July 10th, 2008 No comments

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.

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SQL Server 2005 CU8

June 17th, 2008 No comments

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).

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SQL Server 2008 RC0 is now avaliable from Microsoft Connect

June 11th, 2008 No comments

Microsoft made avaible SQL Server 2008 RC0 for download from Microsoft Connect Web site.

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Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 RC0 at the TechEd conference

June 6th, 2008 No comments

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.

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Microsoft will release SP3 for the SQL Server 2005

April 28th, 2008 No comments

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.

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SQL Server 2005 CU7

April 16th, 2008 No comments

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.

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