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Thursday 30 September 2010

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 is released

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 is released and can be downloaded

Service Pack 2 contains updates for

SQL Server Utility
Data-Tier Application (DAC)
Integration capability for Microsoft Reporting Services with the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Technologies
Support for a maximum of 15,000 partitions in a database
It includes SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 1 to 8

Wednesday 22 September 2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

The new version is available with graphical management tools, reporting capabilities , full text search and spatial support. It has 10GB of data storage andis compatible with the cloud SQL Azure Database service. The Database with Advance Services contains the most features and can be downloaded here.

Installation notes on how to Install SQL Server 2008 R2 (Express Edition) can be found here.