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.

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. I recently joined the team at Wayfair and hope to blog about some of the scale challenges I've already started helping to solve.

6 Responses

  1. Uri Dimant says:

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

  2. Glenn Berry says:

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

  3. wharrislv says:

    Someone notify Hugo, stat!!

  4. jerryhung says:

    Yah!!

  5. Hugo Kornelis says:

    Yeee-haw!!!

  6. LC says:

    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