SQL Server 2005 SP3

October 22, 2008 at 7:26 am (SQL Server 2005) (, , , )

It looks like it’s on schedule for an RSN release (Real Soon Now).

For those who can’t wait, the latest cumulative update, #10, is available for SQL Server 2005. If you don’t know, the cumulative updates are a collection of all the small hot fixes and patches that have been issued by Microsoft over a period of time. Instead of tracking them all down individually, you can get the cumulative update and install it.

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SQL Server 2005 SP3

April 21, 2008 at 11:52 am (SQL Server 2005) (, , , )

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Microsoft Connect really works. There has been a campaign going throughout the SQL Server community to get a new service pack out for SQL Server 2005. Microsoft had, at the very least, suggested that they were not going to release any more service packs for 2005. That’s all changed now. I saw the announcement in Kalen Delaney’s editorial from SQL Sever Magazine UPDATE. That’s worth a read all on it’s own.

And consider this, 704 votes made this happen. That’s 704 people who took the time & trouble to click their mouse a few times. If that’s all it takes to influence Redmond, then you should all be over there using Connect as often as possible to get the fixes, changes or improvements into the SQL Server product that you want or need most.

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SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

April 7, 2008 at 11:53 am (SQL Server 2005) (, , , )

No, this isn’t an announcement. This is a request. Please follow this link and read Steve Jones’ argument in favor of getting an SP3. Please give it a high rating and a validation. Connect works. Microsoft does listen.

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