Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 brings requested features

Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 is now available to download from Microsoft. There are a number of feature enhancements and bugs fixed in this release, which primarily aims to bring the management of SQL Server 2008 more in line with that of SQL Server 2008 R2.

SQL Server 2008 servers with the Service Pack applied gain the ability to communicate with SharePoint 2010 products, as well enable SQL Server 2007 R2 Report Server functionality in SharePoint Server 2007. The release also enables the management of SQL Server 2008 databases with the SQL Server 2008 R2 Utility Control Point software without requiring those servers to be upgraded to SQL Server 2008 R2. Additionally, SQL Server 2008 now supports the Data-tier Application (DAC) operations available in SQL Server 2008 R2.

On top of the features, the Service Pack rolls up the last 8 Cumulative Update packs to bring all servers right up to date.

There is more information about the Service Pack on the Data Platform Insider blog. You can also review all of the bugs that have been fixed in this release on Microsoft Support, or get more details about what’s new in the Reporting Services of Service Pack 2 via TechNet.aspx).

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