SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 is ready for download!!

Microsoft SQL Server Service pack 3 (SP3) can be downloaded at :http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ae7387c3-348c-4faa-8ae5-949fdfbe59c4&displaylang=en

 

List of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=955706

 

SQL Server 2005 SP3 contains the hotfixes that were included in cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 from cumulative update package 1 to cumulative update package 9.  For more information about the cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

937137 - (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937137/ ) The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released

 

Note If you are upgrading from SQL Server 2005 SP2 Cumulative Update 10 or from SQL Server 2005 SP2 Cumulative Update 11, you must apply a post-SP3 cumulative update after you upgrade to SP3 to obtain all the fixes.  For more information about the post-SP3 cumulative update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

960828 - (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960828/ ) Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

 

How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913089/

 

BTW, SQL Server 2005 BOL has been updated recently for Dec '08 - here :

 

SQL Server 2005 Books Online (December 2008) - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=be6a2c5d-00df-4220-b133-29c1e0b6585f&displaylang=en

 

 

Cheers,

Itay Braun                        Senior Premier Field Engineer - SQL Server and BI                        Microsoft Services - UKE-Mail: itayb@microsoft.com       Mobile: +44-796-928-9996         Blog: http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/thepremiers/Veni              Vidi              Fixit 

 

 

Published 16 December 2008 12:39 PM by ThePremiers
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# ssqa.net said on 16 December, 2008 03:42 PM

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