SQL Server SP4 Beta is still Open.
Customers can sign up here for the SP4 Beta Program http://www.microsoft.com/sql/evaluation/betanominations.asp.
Upcoming Wechat on SQL Server SP4 on February 15, 2:00 – 3:00pm PST. Sign up here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/chats/default.mspx and scroll down to SQL Server SP4 chat, sponsored by SSWUG.ORG.
The first 75 customers who complete a new SP4 Survey will receive a free gift.
Q&A for the SP4 Beta
What is in SP4?
SP4 includes all of the latest security fixes and quick fix updates for SQL Server 2000 to make your SQL Server 2000 system as secure and functional as possible.
This is the first service pack to service our 64bit release of SQL Server and customers who are on 64bit hardware or considering 64bit investments should take advantage of SP4.
When is SP4 scheduled for release?
SP4 is scheduled to be released in the 1HCY05, but the exact date will be dependent upon getting sufficient customer feedback.
Why should I test SP4?
Testing SP4 gets you ahead of the curve for adopting a new service pack and helps you to get your systems as up-to-date as possible. If you participate in the SP4 beta program,, you will be able to interact with the SQL Development team and make sure your issues are reviewed and addressed before the public release of the product.