The Microsoft SQL Server documentation team is constantly updating and improving the SQL Server Books Online. Even while working on the next version of the documentation for SQL Server 2008, the team revises and releases updates to SQL Server 2005 topics based on customer feedback. We are now publishing the next update to the SQL Server 2005 Books Online: the September, 2007 update.

In the past, our processes for building the Books Online downloads have been faster than the processes for publishing the Web copies in the MSDN and TechNet Libraries. We therefore released the downloads before the Web versions were completed, and published the Web copies as soon as they were available. Because of recent changes in our Web publishing procedures, our time to publish to the Web is now faster than the time to build and test the Books Online download packages. We are publishing the September, 2007 Books Online update to the MSDN Library and TechNet Library* now. We will release downloadable versions of the SQL Server 2005 Books Online (September 2007) update on the Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft Update as soon as they become available.

* Note: The MSDN Library and TechNet library contain the same documentation set; the only difference between them is the branding (MSDN or TechNet) and what other products appear in the left navigation pane.


Tai Yee

Microsoft SQL Server User Education