Skip to main content

Featured Content

Get the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP and Self-Service BI Solution Downloads

SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable and well managed Business Intelligence on a self-service basis for your users.  Download the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP, as well as Microsoft’s complete Business Intelligence platform now!

Webcast: Thrive Live! SQL Server Locking and Blocking Made Simple (Level 200)

Explore the SQL Server locking methodology and share techniques for enhancing query response times.

Read SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP Books Online

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

Download SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP Feature Pack

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

SQL Server Downloads


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.

SQL Server Express
Download SQL Server 2008 Express, a lightweight, feature-rich, powerful database for Windows and Web data-enabled needs.

More downloads >

More: SQL Server 2008 | Developer Center | Troubleshooting | Documentation

Blogs from the SQL Server team

Euan Garden

SQL Server Team Blogs

Buck Woody - DBA

SQL Server Team Blogs

SQL Server Security

SQL Server Team Blogs

Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team

Jamie MacLennan

SQL Server Team Blogs

PSS SQL Server Engineers

SQL Server User Education

SQL Server Team Blogs

SQL Server Manageability Team Blog

SQL Server Team Blogs

More >

MVP Blogs About SQL Server

SQL Server MVP Blog Posts

More >

Select SQL Server Forums

TechNet Forums Posts

SSRS installation & configuration using power shell script.
Can you please suggest.. is it possible to do SSRS installation & configuration using power shel... more

TechNet Forums Posts

Hi Using SQL Server Management Studio I'm creating a query and I don't know how to create a run-time... more

TechNet Forums Posts

Capture error Column from Stored procedure which is in Execute SQL task SSIS
Hi there, I have store procedure which is in Execute SQL task. some time I have a truncation errors ... more

TechNet Forums Posts

Adding semicolon in Transact SQL statements
Hi All, I am migrating a database from MS SQL Server 2008 to MS SQL Server 2012. I heard that the T... more

TechNet Forums Posts

Script for Continuos Absent List
I need the Script For Continuos Absent List with From_Date, To_Date, Total Number of Days Absent.

TechNet Forums Posts

Tabular Model 2012 - RANKX Function (DAX)
Hello Friends, I have tabular model and I am trying to implement RANK function in DAX. I need to cre... more

TechNet Forums Posts

Failed to create a database with error CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 5
Hi all, I did find any solution on internet so I am posting this question. I have just installed SQL... more

View all SQL Server and SQL Server 2008 TechNet Forums

Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the MSDN Web site. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the MSDN Web site.

Would you like to participate?