April 2009 Blog Posts

Not Before Service Pack 1

In case you haven't yet heard, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 service pack 1 was released on April 7.  This milestone is especially significant for those of you who could not previously deploy the latest SQL Server release because your organization has a "not before the first service pack" policy.  I want to go on record as one who believes that such a policy is flawed and has needlessly delayed many organizations from using the new SQL Server 2008 features. There is nothing magical about the first service pack compared to the initial RTM release with regards to production readiness.  SQL Server releases...