Thursday, April 30, 2009

Service Pack

A tiny bit behind-the-times with this news item because of holidays in between, but it's worth mentioning that the first service pack for SQL Server 2008 is now available.

There's a useful article on the MSDN blogs about how to go about creating a slipstreamed SP1 install, so that you can install a complete SP1 build in one go on a new server rather than having to install the RTM build and then running the service pack over it. I haven't tried this myself yet, but if it works this is going to be a huge convenience and a real time-saver.