August 17, 2010 | SQL Server

SQL Server updates – from Microsoft and from 3rd parties

Ola's Index Maintenance scripts

On August 3rd, Ola Hallengren (blog) released a substantial update to his Backup, Integrity Check and Index Optimization scripts – allowing you to more finely tune the object selection process.  Over this past weekend he also updated the error handling to get around some blocking issues.  For information about Ola's free solution, go here:

http://ola.hallengren.com/Versions.html

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update #11

Last night, Microsoft released a new cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 SP3. This will bring you to build 9.00.4309.  You can read about the fixes and request the download in KB #2258854:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2258854

 
SQL Server 2008 R2 Cumulative Update #3

Last night Microsoft also released the third update for R2, which brings the build number up to 10.50.1734.  Check out the fixes and obtain the bits in KB #2261464:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2261464

Mladen Prajdić's SSMS Tools Pack

Mladen (blog | twitter) quietly announced today on twitter that next week we will see the 1.9 release of his popular SSMS Tools Pack, a free add-in for Management Studio 2005 and above.  In Mladen's own words, the update will contain "mostly a lot of bug fixes. window coloring by regexes, snippet printing, rewritten regions and debug sections, that's about it :)"  In the meantime, you can download version 1.8 here:

http://www.ssmstoolspack.com/