Just noticed that the a new cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 service pack 2 has been released. The KB is here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943656. The incremental servicing model has also been clearly defined in the following knowledge base article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897
The next update package for SQL Server 2005 SP2 has just been released, info available here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941450
I’ve just noticed that the SQL Server 2000 BOL has been updated and can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a6f79cb1-a420-445f-8a4b-bd77a7da194b&DisplayLang=en. I find it useful to have a copy of the SQL 2000 BOL installed as I’m constantly referencing the material (and it works on Vista).
There are some good katmai whitepapers appearing on the the katmai site. The list is available here http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/learning/whitepapers.mspx. Performance and Scale http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_perfandscale.mspx Manageability http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_manageability.mspx Delivering location intelligence with spatial data http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/spatialdata.mspx SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_ssrs.mspx What’s new for XML in SQL Server 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_xml.mspx Managing unstructured data http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_unstructured.mspx Server consolidation http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/hosting_sql_srv_consol.mspx Data warehousing…