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April, 2008

  • SQL Server 2005 SP3 - coming soon

    Over the last year we have successfully established the Incremental Servicing Model (ISM), which has to date delivered 7 cumulative updates (CU) to our customers, in regular 8 week intervals. We’ve heard feedback from customers of the need for a...
  • Files, BLOBs, NTFS and SQL Server 2008 - Age old database dilemma solved!

    One of the most exciting new features in SQL Server 2008 is the ability to store files and BLOBs directly in the file system, while maintaining transactional consistency with a SQL Server 2008 database. SQL Server 2008’s new FILESTREAM attribute for VARBINARY...
  • David DeWitt joins the SQL Server team

    I'm happy to report that Dr. David DeWitt, one of the top minds in the database field, has joined Microsoft as a Technical Fellow. David is tasked with starting up a new advanced development lab in partnership with the University of Wisconsin- Madison...
  • Understanding the new approach to Service Packs

    As we've previously written about on this blog, we will be releasing Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2005 in CY2008 following the release to manufacturing of SQL Server 2008. We've gotten some questions about the differences between Service Packs, Cumulative...
  • Unbreakable?

    Oracle recently released their latest Critical Patch Update which fixes vulnerabilities “in hundreds of Oracle products”. From a database perspective: it fixes 17 database vulnerabilities, two of them that can be exploited remotely without...
  • SQL Server 2005 - Cumulative Update 7 released

    This Cumulative Update 7 contains hotfixes for SQL Server 2005 issues that have been fixed since the release of Service Pack 2. Learn more: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949095/en-us SQL Server Release Services blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlreleaseservices...