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Update Management

The focus of this site is on maintaining your Microsoft systems. Here you'll find information and destinations--information on maintaining your systems and destinations for deeper content.


  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 End of Support

    Support for SQL Server 7.0 will end on January 11, 2011. Click the title of this announcement for more information.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 now available

    SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 contains updates for SQL Server Utility, Data-Tier Application (DAC), as well as integration capability for Microsoft Reporting Services with the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Technologies. Service Pack 2 introduces support for a maximum of 15,000 partitions in a database, and includes SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 1 to 8.

  • Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista RTM End of Support

    Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) ended on July 13, 2010. Support for Windows 2000 ended on the same date. Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) ended on April 13, 2010. For more information, click the title of this announcement.

  • Microsoft Security Update Guide now available

    Developed by the Microsoft Security Response Center, the Guide helps IT professionals understand and use Microsoft security release information, processes, communications, and tools so they can manage organizational risk and develop a repeatable, effective deployment mechanism for security updates.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Release Services

    The SQL Server Release Services site provides details on recent Cumulative Update releases for each supported version of SQL Server, along with known issues and other important information.

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