Microsoft has announced the availability of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Microsoft has released an update for SQL Server 2008 with some improvements around reporting and management features.
SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes updates for Reporting Services integration with SharePoint products. SQL Server 2008 SP2 report servers can integrate with SharePoint 2010 products and the pack also provides an add-in to provide similar integration with SharePoint 2007.
“This now enables SharePoint Server 2007 to be used with SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Server,” according to the Microsoft SQL Server Team blog.
Data Tier Operations
In addition, an instance of the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine can be enrolled with a SQL Server 2008 R2 Utility Control Point as a managed instance of SQL Server, Microsoft said. Instances of SQL Server 2008 Database Engine in SP2 support all Data Access Component (DAC) data-tier application operations.
“You can deploy, upgrade, register, extract, and delete DACs,” Microsoft said. “SP2 does not upgrade the SQL Server 2008 client tools to support DACs. You must use the SQL Server 2008 R2 client tools, such as SQL Server Management Studio, to perform DAC operations.
“A data-tier application is an entity that contains all of the database objects and instance objects used by an application. A DAC provides a single unit for authoring, deploying, and managing the data-tier objects,” the company added.
SQL Server 2008 SP2 can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.