Microsoft Delivers SQL Server 2005 SP1
Microsoft on Wednesday released the first service pack for SQL Server 2005, just five months after the new database made its debut last November. The Redmond company said quick adoption by customers and feedback from partners in 92 countries helped push the update out the door.
SP1 brings database-mirroring functionality to ensure continuous availability during outages, a new management tool for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, as well as enhanced reporting with support for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence. Microsoft also reaffirmed its commitment to deliver this summer a CTP of SQL Server Everywhere Edition, which targeted at mobile and embedded devices.