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  • SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : CTP3 is here!!!

    The CTP3 of SQL Server Code-Named ''Denali'' is now available. You can download the bits here: Download SQL Server ''Denali'' CTP3(You will need to use File Transfer Manager on Windows, and a Java applet on Mac OS.) If you are just interested in the Express version, you can go here (no FTM required):Download SQL Server ''Denali'' ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on July 12, 2011
  • Whither art thou, oh Microsoft support?

    UPDATE - 2009-08-07 9:39 PM EDT - the SQL Server Release Services team has published a blog post that reflects largely what I've said below. However, many questions are still unanswered. For example, they say that the fix for SP2 is not available yet, but they don't *really* say that the fix is available now for SP3. I think that it is, now ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on August 6, 2009
  • New version of SQL Server 2008 Books Online is available

    Yesterday Microsoft released a new downloadable version of Books Online for SQL Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=765433f7-0983-4d7a-b628-0a98145bcb97
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on May 21, 2009
  • CU2 for SQL Server 2008 is missing!

    UPDATE 2008-12-03 The download packages for the database engine have returned to the download page.  Make sure you download the file labeled ''SQL_Server_2008_Cumulative_Update_2'' to apply to machines where the SQL Server engine is present, and the file ''SQL_Server_2008_RTM_CU2_SNAC'' to apply to any machines that don't have a SQL ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on December 2, 2008
  • A theory on how "TOP" is determined in "TOP SQL Server Downloads"

    It's pretty simple, really.  I think they prioritize the downloads they are proud of, instead of the ones that are most popular or that are most needed.  When I went looking for SP2 for SQL Server 2005 today, as I have done so many times in the past, I muttered to myself, why do they make this so hard to find? Granted, if you have a ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on December 4, 2007
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