This may be old news, but I haven't said anything about this so far, so this may not be old news to everyone. ;)


SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

SQL Server 2005 SP3 has been released on December 15th 2008. The files (elevating the full version number to 9.00.4035) are available for download:

Before applying SP3 you should be aware of the fact that not all Cumulative Updates (CU) for SQL Server 2005 are included in SP3. More information is available in MSDN Knowledge Base article #959195: Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.

The feature pack for SQL Server 2005 has also been updated:


SQL Server 2005 Books Online Update (December 2008)

The local install version of SQL Server 2005 Books Online has also been updated on December 16th 2008. The files are available for download:


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