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Are you waiting for SQL Server 2008 SP2, well CU 10 package is here!

If you are waiting to get Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 then you will be hearing soon from Microsoft, but before that here is another instalment of Cumulative Update 10 package for SQL Server 2008 SP1 .... read from here ....

Come play in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Hosted Trial virtual lab!

In continuation to SQL_Server_2008_R2 release date announcement you can access a complete, integrated Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 environment… right from your desktop. SQL Server 2008 R2 Hosted Trial Our Hosted Trial...

SQL Server version has a known compatibility issues with Windows 7 RC. This warning is genuine and applies to all SQL Server editions, including all Express editions.

There is no need to guess about the rootcause of the above error message, as it clearly mentions about compatibility issues as a warning.... read more !

Get and test SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, check release notes before proceeding!

In continuation to SQL_Server_2008-ServicePack1_CTP release information it is official that SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available. You can use these packages to upgrade any SQL Server 2008 edition. If you have been involved in SQL 2008...

Find and Search for SQL Server - Cumulative Update packages, Incremental Service Model and support information?

In continuation to Cumulative Update 3 package for SQL Server 2005 SP3 I think there is bit more to add up, recently when I have been volunteering at recent SQL conferences one of the users mentioned about few questions on these CU package updates: where...

January 2009 update for SQL Server 2008 Books Online aka BOL

Here comes another update that you need to concentrate, a newest update to the SQL Server 2008 Books OnLine. MSDN site specifically refers that the following categories have had new topics added or existing topics updated with significant changes in the...

Cumulative Update package 3 for SQL Server 2008, another instalment of hotfixes!

Here comes another instalment of Cumulative Update package 3 for SQL 2008 version and this contains hotfixes for the issues that have been fixed since the release of SQL Server 2008. As usual the Microsoft guidance refers that this is a supported cumulative...

SQL Server 2008 RTM Books OnLine (BOL), latest and update your local copies

Ok its time to update your local copies of SQL Server 2008 Books OnLine (BOL) too, as we have RTM version in hand. You may have installed it during CTP releases and even during short-time of RC0 release, but as always it is a good practice to update as...

SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate - public download is available now

In the past week SQL Server 2008 RC0 has been made available for early download by MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers. RC0 is the final step before SQL Server 2008 RTMs in Q3 of this year. After logging into their respective accounts, subscribers can view...

Cumulative Update 7 available for SQL Server 2005 SP2 - get it now to test and apply (if needed)

Here is another candidate of 7 within Cumulative Update service for SQL Server 2005 SP2. SQL Server Release Services team has announced (yesterday) that another instalment of Cumulative Update ( series here ) for SQL Server 2005 on Service Pack 2, it...