Service Pack – SQL Server 2008 SP4

Despite the fact that end of mainstream support ended for SQL Server 2008 earlier this year, Microsoft have released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4. This arrives a few days after Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008 R2, but three years since the last one for this version of SQL. That’s a lot of updates!

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Cumulative Updates – SQL Server 2012 SP2

UPDATE: You should probably hold off installing this until the first CU is available (see linked post)

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 is available – but there’s a catch!

As part of their Incremental Service Modelling, Microsoft have released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2! Continue reading “Cumulative Updates – SQL Server 2012 SP2”

20% Discount on Microsoft SQL Exams? Oh Go On Then…

As my more regular readers will know, I am working towards my MCSA SQL Server 2012. So I was pretty pleased to see this tweet the other day.

I signed up and booked my exam for March 28th. I’ve booked the “Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases”. This is my day job after all!

A few caveats with the voucher:

  • This voucher is valid for 20% off any MCSA: SQL Server 2012 exam: 461, or 462, or 463, plus a free retake of the exam if you need it. You will receive an email shortly with the above voucher number and the information below.
  • This voucher expires on May 31st, 2014. All exams, including retake exams (or Second Shot), must be taken by May 31st, 2014.

Wish me luck! And if anyone is going to sign up: good luck! Let me know how it goes.