SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update 1 is available
For those waiting for the first CU for SQL Server 2008, your wait is over. You can get it in KB #956717. The build # is 10.00.1763.00.
As with SQL Server 2005, you can simply submit a request for the CU, and it will get e-mailed to you. Be sure to request the correct platform(s), as many people have complained in the past that they wanted the x64 edition but got the x86 binaries, or vice versa.
Some interesting things I noticed:
- They repeated the "trace flag fix" that forces the optimizer to obey TOP 100 PERCENT…ORDER BY in a view. (You know, for those of you too lazy to add ORDER BY clauses where they belong.) See KB #926292 for more information.
- They fixed the MERGE bug that Itzik reported in Connect #357419. You can see KB #956718 for details of the fix.
- Outside of some minor IntelliSense issues that haven't affected me so far, not many tools issues have been addressed. 🙁
- At least half of the fixes are for Reporting Services, which makes me think that it was the component least ready to ship.