SQL Server 2005 SP2 and Microsoft CRM?

Expanding the rubberband....Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2a just got released. You can obtain the Service Pack here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913089 Why would I announce this on a Microsoft CRM related blog? Well since the new Service Pack has a lot of improvements that could be useful when working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, Office 2007 and Vista. So assuming you are working with our latest version (V3C) on a Vista Machine with Office 2007 I personally would recommend to upgrade your SQL Server 2005 with SP2a, but keep in mind that it is not officially supported yet by the product(team).

SQL Server 2005 SP2a has improvements for Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Replication and much more...you can see the full list here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/b/5/2b5e5d37-9b17-423d-bc8f-b11ecd4195b4/WhatsNewSQL2005SP2.htm

There are even more goodies that you could download and explore....

Download SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies allows you to take advantage of SQL Server 2005 SP2 report processing and management capabilities in SharePoint. The download provides a Report Viewer web part, web application pages, and support for using standard Windows SharePoint Services.

Download SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies


Download SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007

SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 allow you take advantage of SQL Server 2005 predictive analytics in Office Excel 2007 and Office Visio 2007. The download includes Table Analysis Tools for Excel, Data Mining Client for Excel, and Data Mining Templates for Visio.

Download SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007

Update: Changed SP2 to SP2a and made a note that SP2(a) is officially not supported by the product(team).