Microsoft has released the final Cumulative Update (#17) for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3.
Once more, this is the last cumulative update for SQL Server 2008. Both 2008 and 2008 R2 exit mainstream support in July of this year. That's two months away. If you want a final service pack for either or both of these major versions, and want your voice heard, please vote and express your opinions on this Connect item: