April 15, 2008 | SQL Server

SQL Server 2005 SP3 is publicly confirmed

Microsoft has committed publicly to releasing Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2005.  Francois Ajenstat first talked about it very recently here.  While there were some casual mentions of the release in some responses to Connect items, I wanted to be sure it was truly public knowledge before I gave it higher visibility.  You should expect it in Q4 of this year, after SQL Server 2008 is released.

6 comments on this post

    • Uri Dimant - April 16, 2008, 7:15 AM

      Hi Aaron
      Great news. Finally we will have SP3.Thanks and have a great MVP Summit

    • Glenn Berry - April 16, 2008, 8:30 AM

      I am so glad that Microsoft finally caved on this and agreed to put out SP3.

    • wharrislv - April 16, 2008, 11:06 AM

      Someone notify Hugo, stat!!

    • jerryhung - April 17, 2008, 4:47 PM

      Yah!!

    • Hugo Kornelis - April 22, 2008, 1:10 AM

      Yeee-haw!!!

    • LC - April 25, 2008, 8:59 PM

      Awesome.  MS should continue the SP program for SQL until the CU packages are fully cluster-aware.  Partial recovery (ie adding a node) in a Win2003/SQL2005 cluster is a PITA when you have any CU package installed.  You have to uninstall them to install any SP so the turnaround time is longer than it should be.  Just my .02…
      LC

Comments are closed.