SQL Server 2005/2008 – How to know which are the latest builds available?


Hi,

It is very common to have doubts about the last build or the latest Cumulative Update available for SQL Server 2005 and 2008. These two tables represent the actual situation (1/7/2009):

SQL Server 2005

 Supported Build

Last Cumulative Update

KB article

 Support Lifecycle

SP2

14

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970278/ 

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2855

SP3

4

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970279/

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=2855

 

SQL Server 2008

 

 Supported Build

Last Cumulative Update

 KB article

 Support Lifecycle

RTM

5

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969531/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=13165

SP1

2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970315/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=13165

 

These KB articles can be used to know the latest builds publicly available for SQL Server 2005 (SP2 and SP3) / 2008 (RTM and SP1):

The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937137/

The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 was released

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960598/

The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956909/

The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970365/

 

My recommendation is that you subscribe this RSS Feed to get a notification every time that a new Cumulative Update or Service Pack is released:

http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2009/06/15/cumulative-update-4-for-sql-server-2005-service-pack-3.aspx

Cheers,

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