Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was just released yesterday (April 7, 2009).

Along with the fixes for known bugs, this Service Pack also adds some new functionality to SQL Server 2008 mainly from the DBA's perspective.

What’s new
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Microsoft has added new functionality to SQL Server with this service pack. The main new features are:
  • Slipstreaming: Allows integrating a SQL Server 2008 update (i.e. Service Pack, Hot Fix, etc.) and the original installation set.
  • Ability to uninstall SQL 2008 cumulative updates or service packs from “Programs and Features” in the Control Panel.
  • ClickOnce version of Report Builder 2.0.
For more information on what’s new on SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 you can visit the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147331.


Bugs Fixed
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The list of bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 can be found on the following link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968369.


Downloading the Service Pack
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You can download the Service Pack from the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=66ab3dbb-bf3e-4f46-9559-ccc6a4f9dc19

Also, you can read the release notes from here.

The SQL Server 2008 SP1 can be used for all the editions of SQL Server 2008.
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