SQL Server 2005 SP3 – Released

On Dec 15th 2008, we released the latest Service Pack on SQL Server 2005. In line with the changed strategy presented a while back on this blog, the latest Service Pack for SQL Server 2005 laid more emphasis on supportability, watson and community voted bugs. This Service Pack is available for download from Microsoft Download Center. Along with the Service Pack, we also refreshed the Feature Pack for 2005 that can be downloaded separately. The following are all the download links for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 and related downloads.

SQL Server 2005 SP3 (Eval, Std, Dev, Ent Editions) http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135960
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135970
SQL Server 2005 Express Advanced SP3 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135973
SQL Server 2005 Express Toolkit SP3 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135974
SQL Server 2005 Feature Pack Dec 2008 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135971
SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express SP3 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135772
SQL Server 2005 SP3 Data Mining Add-ins Page http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135959
SQL Server 2005 SP3 Reporting Services Add-in Page for Microsoft Sharepoint http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=135962
SQL Server 2005 Books Online Refresh – December 2008 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130167
What’s New in SQL Server 2005 SP3 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131442
Readme files for SQL Server 2005 SP3   http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130542
Release Notes for SQL Server 2005 SP3 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129527

Thank You,

Nosheen Syed

Lead Program Manager

SQL Server Sustained Engineering