SQL Server 2008 Samples February CTP is Live!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that you can get the February CTP of SQL Server at http://connect.microsoft.com/.  This is a very exciting CTP and I expect other bloggers here will fill you in on the details very soon. There are samples which go along with this CTP posted at http://CodePlex.com/SqlServerSamples (our portal page… Read more

Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

Keep your system up to date with the most recent cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 SP2. This package contains all of the SQL Server 2005 hotfixes that have been released since the initial release of SQL Server 2005 SP2. ·         CU#6 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946608/en-us  ·         Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897… Read more

End of Mainstream support for SQL Server 2005 SP1 and SQL Server 2000 SP4

We would like to remind all customers that Mainstream support for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) and Mainstream support for SQL Server 2005 SP1 will both end on April 8, 2008 (see previous blog).   Microsoft will continue technical support for these versions, which also includes security updates for these Service Packs.  Microsoft is… Read more

Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

Keep your system up to date with the most recent cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 SP2. This package contains all of the SQL Server 2005 hotfixes that have been released since the initial release of SQL Server 2005 SP2. CU#4 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941450/en-us  Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897 Request the… Read more

Cumulative Update #3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

Keep your system up to date with the most recent cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 SP2. This package contains all of the SQL Server 2005 hotfixes that have been released since the initial release of SQL Server 2005 SP2. CU#3 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939537  Understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897 Request the… Read more

SQL Samples have a new home on Codeplex

Looking for the AdventureWorks database or a sample application for the July CTP?   All sample applications and databases for SQL Server are now hosted on Codeplex, Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. With the move to Codeplex, you can directly access all Microsoft SQL Server product sample source code without the need to install anything. Customers can also install samples… Read more

Try out our July CTP on SQL Server Connect!

SQL Server 2008 July CTP is now available from our CTP Program Site! Learn more about July CTP improvements.https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5470  Learn more about live events, including web chats, regarding the July CTP.https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=6082… Read more

Joint Launch date for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008

Microsoft recently announced that Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008 would be launched together on February 27, 2007.  While not all of these products will be released on the exact same day during Q2 CY2008, we want to clearly communicate with our customers and partners that their greatest value is as… Read more

SQL Server Support Lifetimes / Customer Actions

This communication answers customer and field questions regarding timeframes for SQL Server support, as well as options available to customers, as of 7/11/2007. Any previous SQL Server versions not listed below, have been and remain out of technical support.   First, some terminology clarifications.   Mainstream Support: Technical Support through Microsoft Customer Support Services. This… Read more

End of Support for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a

This has been communicated repeatedly through Account Manager and Premier channels, just wanted to use this forum to repeat one more time through the formal statement below: Microsoft would like to remind customers that support for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a (SP3a) will end on July 10, 2007. Microsoft will end technical support on… Read more