Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SQL 2005 SP3 on the way

The good news: It looks like Microsoft is finally going to release Service Pack 3 for SQl 2005. The bad news: It won't be until Q4 of 2008, after the release of SQL 2008. Aaron Bertrand on SQLBlogs talks more about it here.

This is something that was a long time coming. Microsoft has something like 7 cumulative hot fixes. Some of the things on that list are things I want to start testing. One patch is for a problem I see on occasion, where our production servers kick out a SQL dump on a non-yielding process. This was addressed in SP2, which we're running, but not fully. I've seen other blogs that referenced a fix in one of the patches.

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