Cumulative Update #8 available for SQL Server 2005 SP3
Last week, Microsoft released Cumulative Update #8 for SQL Server 2005 SP3. The build # is 9.00.4285. You can read the blog post from the Release Services team here:
And the Knowledge Base article, #978915, is available here:
There is a noticeable omission here, as pointed out by fellow MVP Davide Mauri: there is no equivalent CU yet announced for 2005 SP2. I think this is for one of the following reasons (or a combination):
- with only 5 fixes in this CU, it is possible that the problems do not affect the SP2 branch;
- the fixes for the SP2 branch may not be ready yet, and the customer(s) who found the issues are clamoring for SP3 fixes; or,
- SP2 is taking a back seat due to Microsoft's recent commitment to SP4 and last month's announced end-of-life for SP2 support.