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  • Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 are available

    On Monday, the SQL Server Release Services team released cumulative updates for both SQL Server 2008 SP1 and SQL Server 2008 SP2.  The cumulative update for SP2 restores the fixes that were potentially undone by applying SP2 (or the SP2 CTP) after applying CU9 or CU10 to SP1.  Confusing, yes, but at least it's straightened out now.  ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 18, 2010
  • Mis-steps in the publication of Cumulative Updates

    It used to be very difficult to obtain hotfixes for SQL Server (sometimes even to learn about their existence), and they were often unsupported.  They have made extremely great strides in this area, and in general, I find the new procedure much more convenient : just go to the KB article, select the fix(es) you want, and you get an almost ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on January 20, 2010
  • New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 RTM & SP1

    Late last night, the SQL Server Release Services team announced new cumulative updates for both SQL Server 2008 RTM and SQL Server 2008 SP1. There are too many fixes to mention, but I once again notice the trend that the ''newer'' branch (SP1) has more fixes than the RTM branch.  I suppose they are serious about their commitment to end ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on January 19, 2010
  • New SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Updates are available

    For those of you watching over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed an out-of-band, mid-CU-cycle update to SQL Server 2008 SP1.  The fix to a cluster issue was available only for the SP1 branch; RTM users had to employ a kludgy workaround (see the ''WORKAROUND'' section in KB #976761).  There was also an Analysis Services issue ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 17, 2009
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