I got a question from the project when (and regarding 2005, if) the next servicepack is due for SQL Server versions 2005 and 2008.
And being the polite guy I am trying to be, I didn’t answer ”have you googled it”, but instead searched and found it for them. Now I thought I might help you guys to find it as well, by adding a link to a great site where that information is best communicated at Microsoft: It’s The Global Release Services team within the SQL Server organization. There you see that (due to current schedule) SQL Server 2008 SP2 will be released by Microsoft in Q3/CY2010, if all goes well. and SQL Server 2005 SP4 will be released by Microsoft in Q4/CY2010, if all goes well. Let me also remind you that SQL Server 2005 will enter into extended support on 4/13/2011 through 4/12/2016, shouldn’t us customers raise to much fuzz about those dates.
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