SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Update 8 for Service Pack 2

Microsoft have just released Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2.

Amongst the changes are a few fixes for small problems in Analysis Services, such as:

  • Infinite recursion occurs in the CalculationPassValue function in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services;
  • A data source view that connects to an Oracle database generates incorrect relationships when you develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services project by using BIDS;
  • The MeasureGroupMeasures function does not work correctly in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services;
  • All the MDX queries that are running on an instance of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services are canceled when you start or stop a SQL Server Profiler trace for the instance.

Details the above fixes and many more can be found here, as well as details of how to download the update. As usual, you can only apply the hotfix if you have Service Pack 2 installed.

Details of all SQL Server 2005 builds released after Service Pack 2 can be found here.