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Release Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008 R2 by Christoph Muthmann


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Opened: 1/24/2014 4:00:59 AM
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Since Service Pack 2 was relelased, numerous bugs have been fixed. They are available in cumulative update packages (10 to date). However, Microsoft recommends customers not to install these cumulative updates unless affected by one of the fixed bugs. That creates a dilemma for SQL Server administrators. You do not want to install a package if Microsoft recommends against it, but you also want to take pro-active action so that you can squash the bug BEFORE it affects you.
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/29/2014 at 5:59 PM
Given my previous message I am archiving that discussion for now.,

Regards.
Jean-Yves Devant
Senior Program Manager
• Servicing PM of High Availability and Mobile Technologies in SQL Server.
• Feature PM for Replication Technologies.
• Business owner, release PM and project manager of Service Packs for SQL Server.
Posted by Microsoft on 5/29/2014 at 5:59 PM
Hi all

Please refer to what I have announced earlier today (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2014/05/29/update-on-the-service-pack-plans-for-sql-server-2008-and-sql-server-2008-r2.aspx).
As always thanks for taking the time to share feedback to us, this is very valuable.

Regards.
Jean-Yves Devant
Senior Program Manager
• Servicing PM of High Availability and Mobile Technologies in SQL Server.
• Feature PM for Replication Technologies.
• Business owner, release PM and project manager of Service Packs for SQL Server.
Posted by Database Ninja on 4/23/2014 at 5:40 PM
We have customers that will be remaining on SQL Server 2008R2 going into extended support. We want a SP with a roll up of all CU since they will not apply only CU and being in the medical field we need to certify software. Please release new SP for SQL 2008 R2. Thank you.
Posted by Sakthivel Chidambaram on 3/25/2014 at 12:21 PM
Do we have an update on the status of SP3 for SQL Server 2008 R2 yet?
Posted by bit 64 on 2/23/2014 at 10:23 PM
Please bring out SQL2008R2 SP3.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/13/2014 at 5:39 PM
Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that I have posted an update on the SQL Release Services Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/) to answer the feedback you are raising through this Connect item.
Thanks
Regards.

Jean-Yves Devant 
Senior Program Manager
Servicing PM of High Availability and Mobile Technologies in SQL Server.

Release PM of Service Packs for SQL Server.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/13/2014 at 5:39 PM
Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that I have posted an update on the SQL Release Services Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/) to answer the feedback you are raising through this Connect item.
Thanks
Regards.

Jean-Yves Devant 
Senior Program Manager
Servicing PM of High Availability and Mobile Technologies in SQL Server.

Release PM of Service Packs for SQL Server.
Posted by Dave Turpin on 2/6/2014 at 1:00 PM
Dropping support for a product that is widely used and has 10 CUs outstanding is ludicrous. Please roll up these CUs into SP3.
Posted by yes please on 1/28/2014 at 3:19 PM
Do iiit.
Posted by Alexey077 on 1/28/2014 at 9:48 AM
Also please take into account possibility of distributing SP3 for SQL Server 2008 R2 through WSUS.
Posted by SQLCHANTER on 1/28/2014 at 9:45 AM
It is quite surprising that even for premier support subscribers, the TAM does not bother to inform the current thinking or change in the offerings.
I concur with the view that a Service pack is in order for SQL 2008 R2
Posted by cehottle on 1/28/2014 at 6:38 AM
Do it.
Posted by D. McCallie on 1/28/2014 at 5:54 AM
Software defects are resolved by CUs and CUs are rolled up into Service Packs. SPs are tested more thoroughly than CUs; therefore, "Please release Service Packs in a timely fashion!"
Posted by J Langston on 1/28/2014 at 4:48 AM
Some are faced with management who is reluctant to implement software other than a Service Pack unless it addresses a production down condition.
Posted by ChrisAVWood on 1/27/2014 at 7:21 AM
Please bring out SQL2008R2 SP3 when it reaches end of life.
Posted by Uwe Ricken on 1/27/2014 at 5:55 AM
Due to reservation to CU's many customers refuse the Installation of CU's. Additional problem for this point is the warning of Microsoft itself to install CU's. The result are many companies / customers running old builds of SQL Server.
Posted by Erland Sommarskog on 1/24/2014 at 12:33 PM
Yes, customers want SP2 for SQL 2012. And SP4 for SQL 2008.
Posted by pmpjr on 1/24/2014 at 6:33 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing SP2 for 2012 as well.
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