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

SQL Server Express 2005 is now supported by XPe and WEPOS platforms

We have received numerous customer requests for supporting SQL Server 2005 on XPe and WEPOS. Listening to your requests, we are now happy to announce the support for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition starting with Service Pack 2 on Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 (XPe) and Windows Embedded for Point of… Read more

Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 is available

Per previously announced revised Servicing Model we released the second scheduled cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 to the support organization earlier this week. Build number is 3175. Information on this cumulative update (CU): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936305 Information on how to obtain this CU: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935195  Thanks, Matthias Berndt… Read more

SQL Server 2008 June CTP now available!

At TechED 2007 in Orlando, we have announced the first public CTP release of SQL Server 2008! You can join the CTP program, download the bits, and access various resources from our CTP Program site. We will be posting the most updated bits and information on this site so please visit us often. It currently provides the schedule… Read more

SQL Server Express 2005 now supported by XPe and WEPOS platforms

We have received numerous customer requests for supporting SQL Server 2005 on XPe and WEPOS. Listening to your requests, we are now happy to announce the support for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition starting with Service Pack 2 on Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 (XPe) and Windows Embedded for Point of… Read more

SQL Server Hotfix Release Revised

In response to customer feedback, SQL Server team has revised the mechanism to deliver hotfixes on reported bugs with a new model called Incremental Servicing Model (ISM). The objective is to deliver high quality fixes within an acceptable amount of time and on a predictable schedule.   We have moved away from current “priority driven” hotfix… Read more

SQL 2005 SP2 – delivered!

Months of effort by hundreds of people (including many of you, I’m sure) culminated this morning in the release of SQL 2005 SP2.  This was a servicing release defined and driven largely by your feedback and bug reports.  There are also some big ticket items such as proper Windows Vista support and integration with Office… Read more

Hello SQL Server Community!

The Global Release Services team within the SQL Server organization is a central team providing a variety of services to one of the biggest development organizations in the world. We drive a lot of processes and business decisions which significantly impact both, our internal operations as well as our customers world wide. This blog is… Read more