Latest updates available are…

Hello all, Because in the last 30 days some major updates were released for several versions of SQL Server (from which the last two listed here were released just last night), this serves as a quick gather of the ones available. Remember that CUs (Cumulative Updates) include all fixes since the last RTM or SP,…


SQL Server 2008 SP2 is out!

The SQL Server 2008 SP2 has major improvements that include integration of reporting services with SharePoint products and several management improvements. This final version of the Service Pack 2 includes new compatibility features with SQL Server 2008 R2 and hotfix solutions provided in SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Updates 1 thru 8. For example, with…

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Latest Cumulative Updates for SQL Server

Hi all, These are the latest Cumulative Updates available for SQL Server – based on the actual date 18/11/2009: SQL Server 2008 Supported Build Latest Cumulative Update Link RTM(*) 8 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975976 SP1 5 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975977 SQL Server 2005 Supported Build Latest Cumulative Update Link SP2(*) 16 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974647 SP3 6 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974648 (*) – Review the following link…


Information about the SNAC package and Cumulative Updates

Hello, When you follow the steps to download a SQL Server 2005 (SP2/SP3) or SQL Server 2008 (RTM/SP1) cumulative update, you see a list of packages where you need to chose which ones you want to download and, normally, you have doubts about which one or ones you need to select. Should I download SNAC…


New white papers for SQL Server were released

Hello, New white papers where published for SQL Server 2008: Consolidation Using SQL Server 2008 High Availability with SQL Server 2008 Using the Microsoft Connector for Oracle by Attunity with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Using the Microsoft Connector for Teradata by Attunity Response to Oracle’s Edison 2009 Report SharePoint and Reporting Services Integration Troubleshooting…


SQL Server 2008 – Slipstream

Hi, To build a slipstreamed version of the SQL Server 2008 setup, please, take a look in the following links: How to update or slipstream an installation of SQL Server 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955392 SQL Server 2008 Slipstream Frequently Asked Questions http://blogs.msdn.com/petersad/archive/2009/04/24/sql-server-2008-slipstream-frequently-asked-questions.aspx Create a merged (slipstream) drop containing SQL Server 2008, Server Pack 1 and a Cumulative…


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…


SQL Server 2008 – Cumulative Update 4

Hi, Yesterday, it was released the Cumulative Update 4, for SQL Server 2008 (RTM), build number 10.00.1798: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2009/03/16/cumulative-update-4-for-sql-server-2008-rtm.aspx This is the KB article link, where you can request the respective hotfix and read about all the issues that are included inside this cumulative update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963036/en-us In this other KB article you have the list of…


SQL Server 2008 – White Papers

  [Updated on 01/07/2009] I would like to list here some of the new white papers that are available about SQL Server 2008: Auditing in SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd392015.aspx Tuning the Performance of Change Data Capture in SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd266396.aspx The Data Loading Performance Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd425070.aspx Implementing a SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse…


SQL Server Tools – Extended Events Manager & Partition Management

There are two tools available on Codeplex that you may consider to use/test: SQL Server 2008 Extended Events Manager http://extendedeventmanager.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=23813 and SQL Server Partition Management http://sqlpartitionmgmt.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=23683 Cheers,