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

Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team

Jamie MacLennan

SQL Server Team Blogs

PSS SQL Server Engineers

SQL Server Team Blogs

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

ReportingService2010 Schema no longer available?
Hi, All, I've been running VBScripts to auto-configure my SSRS installations for about a year. Part ... more

TechNet Forums Posts

percentage of fragmentation increased after 6 hours
Good morning, Yesterday night, I rebuilded all indexes one a table since they were having high perc... more

TechNet Forums Posts

Single row of data broke into 3 rows while exporting data from SQL Table to Flat File
Friends, I have a simple SSIS package which exports a table data to flat file. In the table all toge... more

TechNet Forums Posts

SQL Server 2012 - TCP port conclict
Hi, I am trying to use SQL server 2012 and Wamp server in the same computer the situation is: here ... more

TechNet Forums Posts

EXEC('SELECT COUNT(*) FROM sys.tables;') AT @ServerName; How
I need to execute some tsql at another server that is being passed into a procedure. Like this code.... more

TechNet Forums Posts

SSAS 2014 Service Won't Start Anymore On Windows 7 Home Premium
I purchased SQL Server 2014 64 bit and had been working on tabular models for a few weeks, when the ... more

TechNet Forums Posts

Database Diagram Creation Error
Hi Scholars, When I'm trying to create a database diagram for my tables., First it prompts me saying... 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?