Just woke up ready to celebrate my birthday (do not try to ask a woman how old she is :-P) and discovered the CTP version of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available. Hum, well, I will check it out but definitely not today I am afraid as I have other plans in mind... :-)!
With this release, there are significant investments to ease deployment and management of Service Packs:
- Slipstream - You are now able to integrate the base installation with service packs (or Hotfixes) and install in a single step.
- Service Pack Uninstall - You are now able to uninstall only the Service Pack (without removing the whole instance)
- Report Builder 2.0 Click Once capability
To download please refer to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6f26fc45-f0ca-49cf-a6ee-840c7e8bb8af&displaylang=en
Additional info: Microsoft SQL Server Release Services - http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2009/02/23/sql-server-2008-service-pack-1-sp1-ctp.aspx
- Beatrice Nicolini -