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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack - August 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack - August 2008

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In the same breath as "SQL Server 2008" was released to manufacturing (RTM) last week, the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack was also released. So what exactly is a SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack? Its a separate download for SQL Server 2008 and is a collection of stand-alone packages designed to provide additional functionality for SQL Server 2008. This pack includes 17 new redistributable and backward compatibility components and add-on providers.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services 10.0 OLE DB Provider
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Command Line Utilities
  • SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft SQL Server Driver for PHP 7
  • Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Objects
  • Microsoft OLEDB Provider for DB2
  • SQL Server Remote Blob Store
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  • Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types
  • Microsoft Sync Framework
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor

To learn about what each of these components and add-ons do, check out this section of the Feature Pack download page. NOTE: each item listed above is a separate download.

Excelsior!

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