SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 – December CTP


Before I go on vacation, I’d like to send a quick thank you to the community for giving us their thoughts on the November CTP of SP2.  There were many thousands of downloads and a lot of people have started posting their suggestions and bug reports on Microsoft Connect.


I’d like to call out a few MVPs for their reviews/feedback on the features in my area:
Erland Sommarskog — Thanks for your consistent feedback through Microsoft Connect and the MVP newsgroup.
Simon Sabin and Jasper Smith — Thanks for making a couple of useful reports… and for taking the time to figure out the new custom reports feature before our documentation was even finished.


Custom Reports – Taskpad View:
Jasper: http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqldbatips/archive/2006/11/21/custom-ssms-reports-in-sp2-enterprise-manager-taskpad-view.aspx
Simon: http://sqljunkies.com/WebLog/simons/archive/2006/11/23/Taskpad_view_version2.aspx


Custom Reports – Database Permissions:
Jasper: http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqldbatips/archive/2006/11/21/custom-ssms-reports-in-sp2-database-permissions.aspx


SQL Server 2005 – Service Pack 2 (December CTP):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d2da6579-d49c-4b25-8f8a-79d14145500d&DisplayLang=en


Paul A. Mestemaker II
Program Manager
Microsoft SQL Server Manageability
http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlrem/

Comments (9)

  1. The SQL Server team is keeping quite busy (and keeping us busy as a result). Today Paul Mestemaker…

  2. Thanks to Paul the December CTP is now available.

    The first notable change is that custom reports…

  3. Thanks to Paul the December CTP is now available. The first notable change is that custom reports now

  4. Kevin Kline says:

    Microsoft published the December CTP of SQL Server 2005 SP2 on the web on December 19th. Find it…

  5. Kevin Kline says:

    Microsoft published the December CTP of SQL Server 2005 SP2 on the web on December 19th. Find it at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d2da6579-d49c-4b25-8f8a-79d14145500d&DisplayLang=en

  6. Rustom says:

    When will SQL 2005 SP2 officially be released?

    Thanks

    Rustom

  7. Rudi Wiesmayr says:

    Can I install the CTP version of Management Studio alone to get the new reporting features?

    Or has the server also to be patched?

    I’d like to test the new stuff against SAP systems, but cannot put CTPs on this machines for obvious reasons.

    Kind regards, Rudi

  8. PaulMest says:

    Rustom and Rudi Wiesmayr, I’ve answer your questions in this blog post:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlrem/archive/2007/01/12/SP2-and-BPA-FAQ.aspx

    -Paul

  9. Thank you to those who attended today’s webcast. As promised, here are links to the resources associated