SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Now Available

You are reading right, sqlman is talking about SharePoint . The reason for this is that by applying SP1 to your SharePoint 2010 environment, you can improve the performance of PowerPivot based and Excel Services based BI solutions. You can download SharePoint 2010 SP1 from – The main reason for this performance improvement is…


SQL Server 2008 SP2 Now Available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. Both the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are now ready for download on the Microsoft Download Center.  Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 includes new compatibility features with SQL Server 2008 R2, product improvements based on requests from the…


SQL Server Service Pack Roadmap

SQL Server 2008 SP2 is scheduled for release in Q3/CY2010. SQL Server 2005 SP4. Yes there is going to be one. Expected release data is in Q4/CY2010. Based on current support volume as well as the fact that SQL Server 2005 will enter into extended support on 4/13/2011 we anticipate this to be the last…


SQL Server 2008 SP1 Released

Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 will be available today for customers. The Service pack is available via download at:    Version of SQL Server: 10.00.2531 It is primarily a roll-up of previous cumulative updates, quick fix engineering updates and minor fixes made in response to requests reported through the SQL Server community….


SQL Server 2005 Post SP2 Cumulative Updates

The latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 post SP2 is: KB 939537 – Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 – And for a regularly updated list of all the fixes for SQL Server 2005 can be found at: KB  937137 – The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released…