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See the pre-release documentation and learn more about the next version of SQL Server 2008.

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Download the SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack, a collection of stand-alone packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008 R2.

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SQL Server 2008 SP1
Service Pack 1 (SP1) focuses on essential updates only, primarily roll-ups of cumulative updates 1 to 3 and fixes to issues reported through the SQL Server community. SP1 eases deployment and management of Service Packs by introducing Slipstream, Service Pack Uninstall, and Report Builder 2.0 Click Once capability.

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