Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1
Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for SQL-Server on April 19 with functionality improvements for it's latest version of SQL-Server.
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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 - Press Release
SQL Server 2005 SP1 Arrives with Production-Ready Mirroring
QUOTE: Microsoft on April 19 introduced Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2005, the server's first major update since its launch Nov. 7, 2005. SP1 encompasses several new features besides database mirroring, including SQL Server Management Studio Express and additional, flexible options for independent software vendors.
The SP1 release is the first result of a new SQL Server "customer-collaboration model" Microsoft has instituted, which uses customer feedback as the company formulates feature and security updates.
Key new features include the production-ready version of database mirroring, in which the primary production server is mirrored at all times by a standby server. "This allows for automated, seamless failover between primary and standby server, if the primary server needs to come down," SQL Server Senior Product Manager Carol Dullmeyer told eWEEK. "It's a really critical feature."
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