Service Pack 4 (SP4) for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is now available for download. SQL Server 2005 service packs are cumulative, and this service pack upgrades all service levels of SQL Server 2005 to SP4 . You can use these packages to upgrade any of the following SQL Server 2005 editions:
- Enterprise Evaluation
SQL Server 2005 SP4 includes SQL Server 2005 SP3 cumulative update 1 to 11, customer requested fixes, along with instances of the SQL Server 2005 SP4 database Engine support for DAC operations.
Date Published: 12/17/2010
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 RTM
Download Service Pack 4 for Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 SP4
Download the Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4, a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2005.
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight version of SQL Server 2005. It is fast and easy to learn, allowing you to quickly develop and deploy dynamic data-driven applications.
SQL Server Management Studio Express SP4
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.
Information Courtesy/Source : Microsoft Download Center
Microsoft has announced the preview version of their next generation of SQL Server database software code named “Denali”
Quoting from MSDN Download Center
SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ helps empowers organizations to be more agile in today’s competitive market. Customers will more efficiently deliver mission-critical solutions through a highly scalable and available platform. Industry-leading tools help developers quickly build innovative applications while data integration and management tools help deliver credible data reliably to the right users and extended managed self-service BI capabilities enable meaningful insights.
With SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ customers will benefit from the following added investments:
- Enhanced mission-critical platform: A highly available and scalable platform designed to with greater flexibility, lower TCO, ease of use, and the performance required by the most mission-critical applications.
- Developer and IT Productivity: New additional tools will help developers build innovative applications with reduced time-to-market while IT professionals benefit from greater operational control and ease of use.
- Pervasive Insight: Stunning new managed self-service experiences for end users and holistic data integration and management tools will help deliver consistent, credible data to the right users at the right time.
To read about what is new in SQL Server code-named ‘Denali’ – Community Technology Preview 1 (CTP1) click here.
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Download the CTP1 of SQL Server code-named ‘DENALI’ from Microsoft Download Center
Recently i got download of SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP- (R2 Stands for Release-2 , CTP- Community Technology Preview) from TECHNET Subscriber downloads.
I’m not sure what’s new in this release. probably bug fix on SQL Server 2008 plus support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2..
SQL Server 2008 R2
SQL Server 2008 R2 is the next generation of the Microsoft SQL Server database platform, planned for release in the first half of calendar year 2010. The R2 release brings significant new capabilities and enhancements that can help your business keep pace with today’s growing and changing data management needs. Increase productivity and reduce data management costs by taking advantage of an even more scalable platform with comprehensive database and application management tools. SQL Server 2008 R2 helps users to build rich analysis and reports and helps organizations improve the quality of their data.
I will keep posted once i get more information about it..