Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack – August 2008


In the same breath as "SQL Server 2008" was released to manufacturing (RTM) last week, the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack was also released. So what exactly is a SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack? Its a separate download for SQL Server 2008 and is a collection of stand-alone packages designed to provide additional functionality for SQL Server 2008. This pack includes 17 new redistributable and backward compatibility components and add-on providers.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services 10.0 OLE DB Provider
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Command Line Utilities
  • SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft SQL Server Driver for PHP 7
  • Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Objects
  • Microsoft OLEDB Provider for DB2
  • SQL Server Remote Blob Store
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  • Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types
  • Microsoft Sync Framework
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor

To learn about what each of these components and add-ons do, check out this section of the Feature Pack download page. NOTE: each item listed above is a separate download.

Excelsior!

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