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SQL Server 2005 Books Online - Make sure you've got the December 2008 version

SQL Server 2005 Books Online (December 2008)

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=be6a2c5d-00df-4220-b133-29c1e0b6585f&displaylang=en

 

Download an updated version of Books Online for Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Books Online is the primary documentation for SQL Server 2005. The December 2008 update to Books Online contains new material and fixes to documentation problems reported by customers after SQL Server 2005 was released. Refer to "New and Updated Books Online Topics" for a list of topics that are new or updated in this version. Topics with significant updates have a Change History table at the bottom of the topic that summarizes the changes. Beginning with the December 2008 update, SQL Server 2005 Books Online includes documentation updates for the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) release.

Books Online includes the following types of information:
  • Setup and upgrade instructions.
  • Information about new features and backward compatibility.
  • Conceptual descriptions of the technologies and features in SQL Server 2005.
  • Procedural topics describing how to use the various features in SQL Server 2005.
  • Tutorials that guide you through common tasks.
  • Reference documentation for the graphical tools, command prompt utilities, programming languages, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that are supported by SQL Server 2005.
  • Descriptions of the sample databases and applications included with SQL Server 2005.
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 
Microsoft Busniess Intelligence Surface Demo

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6 Minutes and 33 seconds of magnificent BI Application Roadmap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbtc_PZOjs

 

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 
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 

 

 

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