SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Released for download

Following the release news around SQL Server it seems that this week is quite busy with the CTP3 of SQL Server Code Name “Denali” and now the brand new Service Pack for SQL Server 2008 R2.

You can download it here.

So what is new in SP1? Well I did not have time to install it (still downloading Smile ) but according to some articles there is going to be a change in the DMVs we are so used to and keen on. One of them would be “sys.dm_exec_query_stats DMV which is extended with additional columns to improve supportabilities over troubleshooting long-running queries”. Of course there is and quite a long list with fixed bugs but I will leave to you to check them out here.

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