December CTP of SQL Server 2005 SP2 is available

The SQL Server team is keeping quite busy (and keeping us busy as a result).

Today Paul Mestemaker II announced in the SQL Server Manageability Team Blog that a brand new CTP of Service Pack 2 was available for download.

I'm glad we get a chance to play with these things in advance. For one thing, and thanks in part to Jasper and Simon (as mentioned in the blog entry above), I am getting a good handle on designing custom reports for Management Studio, and by doing so I will be able to impress my team when we can all use them.

It looks like build 9.00.3033, for those that keep track of that kind of thing. The Books Online update is build 9.00.3037.

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, speak frequently at conferences, and write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips. In real life I am a father of two, an architect at Wayfair, and my pronouns are he/him.