Download SQL Server 2008 SP1


SQL Server 2008 SP1 final version has been released.


 


It contains all the announced great new features that we were all looking forward to, especially the slipstream and uninstall ones, which could save a lot of time (and headhackes) at installation time.


 


So just to recap, new features are:


 



  • 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

 


A very good read to have before installing, is an article from CSS SQl Server Engineer which clears up a lot of questions which you might already have in your mind:


 


SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Cumulative Updates Explained.....


http://blogs.msdn.com/psssql/archive/2009/04/09/sql-server-2008-sp1-and-cumulative-updates-explained.aspx


 


SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available at the following URL : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=66ab3dbb-bf3e-4f46-9559-ccc6a4f9dc19


 


Enjoy!


 


- Beatrice Nicolini -

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