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


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


    • 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…

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