Tuesday, August 19, 2008
CU9 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 has just been released, which I should have guessed as the grounds have also been made for Cumulative Update Package 10 as well.
It seems that you may need CU9 to correct a bug caused from installing Cumulative Update Package 7. What's the problem? Apparently you may get an error message after installing CU7, when you explicitly define a slice at a partition and then process the partition by using a query that returns no records. To read more about the problem that may arise from CU7, that was fixed in...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
CU8 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 has just been released, which also means that the grounds have also been made for Cumulative Update Package 9 as well. Microsoft recommends that in general, you only install Cumulative Updates to correct problems described in the knowledge base articles relevant to that CU. That said, Cumulative Update Package 8 can, amongst other things, correct something related to Cumulative Update Package 6. It seems that queries that use a cursor run faster on previous builds than they do on CU6. This problem was fixed in CU8, and so if you...
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Microsoft has recently announced the release of Cumulative Update Package 7 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. CU 7 comes 2 months after its predecessor (just like they promised) and yet again, the groundwork is already built for Cumulative Update Package 8. You can read more about Cumulative Update Package 7 and also download CU 7 upon request from Microsoft Support. You should be aware though, that the Microsoft PSS SQL Support team has announced that installing Cumulative Update Package 7 can impact your SSAS backup and sync operations....
Sunday, February 24, 2008
CU6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released last week. The knowledgebase article detailing what's inside is available here and the download itself is available only after requesting CU6 from Microsoft here.
Chris Webb had just written in his blog, that apparently this still does not necessarily lead to a SP3 for SQL Server 2005.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Cumulative update 5 was released last week (18th of December 2007). Cumulative update 5 contains hotfixes for SQL Server 2005 issues that have been fixed since the release of Service Pack 2. For more details please read the knowledgebase article. More importantly, to download it, please submit a request to Microsoft.
As always, the release of one cumulative package, also means another one is in the works. And this time is no exception…
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Well I guess this Microsoft's way of telling you that you should install already the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, as the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs has announced that the support for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 will end on the 8th of April 2008.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
CU 4 was released yesterday, and as in previous versions, contains the hotfixes that have been developed since the release of SP2. Like with cumulative update 3, this one is also multilanguage and is available through writing a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451. To install cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, you need to enable the SMO and the SQL-DMO stored procedures.
The cumulative update is also known as build 3200. For further detail, please see the knowledge base article.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
"Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!"
And that was just my initial reaction when I discovered my post about the latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 SP2 got a mention on the opening page of Microsoft Israel!
Yes! It's true!! I could hardly contain myself! J
Still, I waited till I got home before doing my little dance of happiness in front of the mirror hearing in my ears "I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it…" (the Pointer Sisters for those of you who were not around in the 80's).
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Goodness, it's feels like I just blinked there for a moment, and already Microsoft is releasing a new cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 SP2!
The build of the cumulative update package is also known as build 3186. The knowledge base article is here and the download itself is available here, and you can download the version in which ever language suits you.
And just so you don't think the guys at Microsoft are resting on their laurels, I would tell you that obviously, Cumulative Update #4 is already in the works...
Friday, June 22, 2007
Fresh! Straight from the oven! Microsoft has just released the second cumulative update package for SQL server 2005 SP2.
The basics? You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 SP2. It includes the SQL Server 2005 hotfixes that have been released since the release of SQL Server 2005 SP2 occurred. At the end of the installation, the SQL Server service will have to be restarted (though the set up program does that for you).